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This is the first time I have ever entered one layout in more than one challenge. I always feel compelled to do individual ones for each challenge but this layout met the criteria so why not? This is my daughter Meaghan who for the past two years has battled to get out of a wheelchair. She broke her back and was told she would never walk again. I am proud of this girl for her tenacity! She is walking and she did it herself! But first the details.
This is the sketch from Sketchabilities
and this is the Mood Board from Scrap Around the World.
What caught me about this Mood Board is how the blue, green and yellow pop against the stark white. So I tried to use these colors together against a mostly white background. I used the new 7-Dots papers 9th Waves for this. Love the blues in this line. This is the site for Scrap Around the world http://scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.ca/. They have a great group of talented ladies!
And for the Bird is the Word challenge the word this month was Dance! What a better way to celebrate walking again they to step it up and dance!
This is my gem. She was in the hospital for months and months back and forth between Cambridge and Hamilton. She had three major surgeries and after the last one she somehow slipped through the cracks. She waited endlessly for Physiotherapy to help her regain her strength but it never came. She gained a lot of weight due to being in the wheelchair and became very depressed. Then one day she took it upon herself dragged her walker into her apartment hallway strapped her leg braces on and started by simply trying to stand alone. Eventually she managed a step then two and well the rest is history. I bawled when she came to visit me and walked out of the car. She surprised me! Thank-you God! Miracles do happen! Now I am always driving her nuts, Megs don't bend over like that, Megs don't pick up the girls! lol
The title was important to me. Remember ( never forget this gift you received) Dance like nobody's watching (in celebrations of having the ability to walk and dance again).
Petaloo mixed with Prima in attempt to try and keep the color scheme consistent!
I tried to add texture to the page by using drywall tape (yes I am cheap lol) and going over it with moulding paste then removing the tape and letting it dry. Then I painted it with blue and green metallic paint.
\\\ell that's it for this post. I was in a mad rush to get it done and posted in time as tomorrow we celebrate our thanksgiving and I will be out of town. It is the first layout I ever did in a day. I'm a dawdler at times and like to over think things but not today. I just slammed it down and kept going. I hope you enjoyed! Have a great weekend and for my fellow Canadians Happy Thanksgiving! P.S. don't forget to go back and enter the Pay it Forward Contest if you haven't already! All the best!