What tempted me back into the fray? A Challenge on The Studio Challenges Blog that asks you to use two 'ugly' papers in your layout. We all know there is no such thing as ugly papers, don't we? We are all paper addicts after all! But I'm sure, like me, you have a few patterns in your stash that you wish you had never bought. And it seems too wasteful to just throw them away. So I was inspired to use of a couple of my least favourite ones today, pictured below, along with a recent photo of my Mother.
I am usually a fan of K&Co but I cannot abide large patterns on scrapbook pages, hence the flowery paper, and the pink and brown one is just so ....well.....dull!
Anyway, here's the finished layout and the journalling says it all I think. It's a simple page with tearing and doodling and some cut circles. Oh, and a heart stamp.
I miss Mum as she used to be. Fiery and out-spoken. She is a shell of her former self now. I can see her but I do not know her any more.
Dementia is a cruel disease, but to be honest, I do not think she is aware of it herself and that is a blessing.