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Scottish Vote

Sadly my Mum passed away 14 years ago and even though she married an Englishman and lived in England for most of her life she was a Scot through and through.  Two of my brothers were born in Scotland and I can remember many nostalgic summer holidays on the banks of Loch Lomond with my Granddad and cousins.  If Mum were alive today I definitely know which way she would have voted in the Scottish referendum!!!!

This is my Mum with two of my brothers,Robert and David.  Mum was extremely beautiful and had the most luxurious thick curly hair.  My granddaughter Amber has inherited her Great Grandmothers pretty looks and also her thick curly hair.

 Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight have a theme of  “Trees In Autumn Colours”.

The background of trees is from Stampin Up called – Lovely As A Tree and the adorable young lady reading is from Flonzcrafts here.  Coloured her with copics and used black and white gesso for the hair.  She is also sitting on a bed of distress powders.  Stamped the leaves from the SU French Foliage and cut out before sprinkling with the  effect powders.  Used G45 papers for the background.

Used Tim Holtz  distress effect powders then I found that CC3C has a challenge for these.  Inspiration Emporium

Entering For: Compendium Of Curiosities 3, Challenge II – Effect Powders Technique which can be found on Page 52 of his book.  You can also see all the details of how to enter.  Sponsors for the challenge are: Inspiration Emporium.  Better get my skates on as I have to hop on over to leave each of the Curiosity Crew a bit of love for all their inspirational work.

Not sure if my entry will count as I am ashamed to say that I bought my Distress Powders quite a few years ago and the ones I used on this card had never even been opened.  I did check and he still has these colours which I used.  Frayed Burlap, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Scattered Straw and Aged Mahogany.


I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of the FSC challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.


15 Responses to “Scottish Vote”

  1. Irene Chillman says:

    Shirl, your Mum was indeed a beautiful lady, love this photo and your brothers look so cute. Great autumn colours, and perfect quote.
    I xx

  2. Kerstin F. says:

    A beautiful card with wonderful autumn colours, love the falling leaves. Hugs, Kerstin

  3. Craftyfield says:

    It’s a lovely photo of you 2.
    Your card is also beautiful with lots of interest, the embossed birdcage, leaves and main image all wonderful.

  4. Meggymay says:

    A beautiful autumn card, lovely textures and details. Thank you for sharing your family memories.
    Yvonne x

  5. Claire C says:

    What a gorgeous pic of your Mum Shirley, a beautiful lady. Gorgeous card too, love the way you’ve combined the stamps
    Claire xx

  6. Avril says:

    Gorgeous card Shirley, love the combination of images for the little scene.
    Lovely picture of your Mum.
    Avril xx

  7. Anne R says:

    It is a beautiful photo of your Mum and Brothers Shirley. Your card is beautiful too, I really love the cobweb background! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Inspiration Journal. Anne xx

  8. Dot says:

    Hi Shirl…wow, this has such a wonderful richness in tone to it. Absolutely beautiful. I think maybe you have inherited some of your mum’s thick hair too maybe? Such a beautiful photo.
    Dot x

  9. coco says:

    What a beautiful photo and lovely tribute to your mum Shirl.. Thanks for sharing such personal and deep feelings with us on your blog. I’ve been only one time in Scotland, but keep wonderful memories of your country. And I’ve read a book very striking called ‘Les Cendres d’Angela’ de Frank MacCourt.. I loved it, great story.
    And your card is very lovely! Hugs, Coco xxx

  10. What a wonderful photo – your mum really was beautiful Shirley. And your card is fabulous – I love that mix of colours you’ve used to bring a perfect autumnal feel. Jenny x

  11. Hi Shirl. Your photo of your Mum and two brothers is absolutely precious. What a keepsake! I’m sorry for her passing….something we never quite get over, is it? Your card that you have created for Compendium of Curiosities III is so pretty. You’ve done a wonderful job of using Tim’s EP technique on several pieces and they are wonderful. I love the texture that they add to any piece. Thanks so much for sharing a little bit of yourself and your work with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  12. Donna Ellis says:

    Shirl, thanks for sharing about your Mum – we never stop missing them once they are gone, do we? The photo is fabulous, and she seems like such a caring person. Your artwork is especially appropriate, with a beautiful sentiment, and gorgeous scene! Your mum would have loved seeing the preciousness of your heart so openly revealed in your magnificently creative artwork. I’m grateful to her for giving the rest of us “you”. hugs, de

  13. Love how all your Distress Powders and fall colors come together here. What a lovely tribute to your mom. She sounds like a wonderful woman!

  14. What a wonderful photo! Love your beautiful piece – so many great uses of the powder along with your fall colors. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

  15. Suzanne O'Mullan says:

    Indeed your card is beautiful! However, wanted to comment to specifically say that your mum is absolutely beautiful. Not only is she a perfect lady while sitting with her perfectly poised legs but your brothers are so stinkin’ cute! This picture is so perfect! Thank you for sharing!

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