Today I'm sharing a layout of my beloved Oliver. I took hundreds of photos of him during the course of his illness, but it's taken me awhile to be able to scrap him without slobbering tears all over the pages.
My layout tells a story going counter clockwise from the bottom right of the page. The bird is singing to the music notes, and my Oliver's journey is ending with nothing left to do but to leave for Heaven. The balloon and dragonfly lead the way towards the blue bird and finally reaching Heaven at the upper left of the page. Continuing down the othe side to the bottom tells the story of missing him.
I used paper from DCWV Primrose Stack and Collage Art stack and lots of stash items, mainly from the Scraps of Darkness kits I had been hoarding. The chipboard is from one of the kits and is by Blue Fern Studios. I sponged gesso onto the chipboard then used a little gold shimmerz paint followed by a script stamp with clear embossing ink and perfect pearls. The dragonfly is by Renea Bouquets. I'm entering this layout into the current sketch challenge at Blue Fern Studios blog. I am also entering my layout into the February mood board challenge on the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Facebook community page. I drew my inspiration from the railroad tracks indicating Oliver's journey and the rainbow colors representing the Rainbow Bridge. Please see the Blue Fern sketch and the Scraps of Darkness mood board below.Thanks for looking!