Friday, 21 May 2010

Polka Doodles Challenge - Something For Mum

Hello folks, it's time for this week's Polka Doodles challenge which is my turn to choose the theme and I want to see Something For Mum as yesterday 20 May was my dear Mum's birthday and as those of you who know me are aware, we lost her 5 years ago after a few years battle with Alzheimers' Disease. I always think of her a lot around this time so that's why I chose this theme.
You can make whatever you like whether it be a card, a gift, a scrapbook layout and so on as long as it has Mum in mind. I also want you to use her favourite colours of Blue and Peach/Orange.
I decided to make a keepsake with the best photo I have of my Mum when she was 21 years old. As you'll see it was taken around 1950 so she has the hairstyle of the day which really suited her.
I've chosen to use some of the pretty peach and blue papers from the latest Polka Doodles CD, All Around & Everywhere with lovely Summer themed collections.
I covered a 20cm square of mount board with peach dotty paper and then made a patchwork pattern at the bottom with 4cm squares of co-ordinating papers. I cut a piece of the flower text paper, following the lines of the text for a lovely wavy effect. I stuck this on the upper half.
I mounted my photo on some blue polka dot paper and added this along with some stitched ribbon, a flower coloured with Promarkers, some peach pearls and the text panel using letters from the Back To Nature CD printed out on blue paper and cut out.
You have until Sunday 30 May to get your entries in and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
You'll also like to know that Polka Doodles is having a DT CALL  at the moment as we've lost a couple of teamies recently and Nikky wants a new creative member for the team. Pop over to the challenge blog if you're interested as there's not much time left to apply.


Cheryl said...

oh fliss hun your mum was really beautiful hun gosh so attractive and you have shown the photograph beautifully with this layout hun,oh your mum would be so proud of you sweetheart hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Kris L said...

Fliss this is a perfect tribute to your Mum and I loved your color choices this week. Great challenge. Hugs...Kris

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for a lovely challenge Fliss - Your Mum was very beautiful indeed. Warmest Wishes Claire x

Sally H said...

Hi Fliss
This is a stunning LO of your dear Mum. I really ought to do something with the photos I have of my Mum too. I still find it hard and it's nearly ten years since I lost my Mum to Cancer. You are an inspiration x

Melissa said...

love this page! great job!