Monday, 18 April 2011

Time for you...........

UKS weekly challenge - April week 3 - Sue gave us an almost impossible challenge this week and although I found it difficult to begin with - the LO just fell together and I am really pleased with it - thanks to my distress inks!

The challenge was to not have a square LO, no brads/buttons/blooms or patterned paper, 1 or 3 photos, and pink/purple or brown/orange colours. I have used the reverse of a piece of diecut paper and I have distressed it to an inch of its life - I started of with Old Paper, followed by Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, and Aged Mahogany. - the edge of the paper had just been brushed with Black soot. I then sprayed the page with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Black Magic.
The papers on the LO are embossed using the cogs and script Cuttlebug embossing folders - these were then distressed using Old Paper, followed by Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain. The Alphabet is Tim Holtz.
The pearly swirl is a section from a Prima Swirl, the Sentiment is printed on my PC and then cut out using one of the Nesabilities labels.
The Stamp set is 'A Sense of Time' from Stampin Up.
This photo of Sam and I was taken back in 2007 - he was only 6 years old. Soon he will be celebrating his 10th Birthday. Sam was diagnosed Autistic at two and a half. We have good days and bad days - but most of all he requires a bit of time and attention and I am often very guilty for not giving him this. I know today he wants to go to the Meadow - so today we will and I have also promised a trip to the book shop - I'm sure we will be in there for hours - but it will be Sam's time so he can take as long as he wants! He is the most funny, sensitive little character. he loves music, cards (especially Uno, Pokemon and Top Trumps) and collects lots of silly things - but along with his brother Jack they give me so much pleasure and I wouldn't change them for the world. Life certainly isn't dull in our house!
Thank you for looking

Hugs Sarah x x x x

20 comments:

susibee said...

Totally fab - you have certainly mastered the art of distressing and it really suits this page. Love it.

Mini said...

Oh Sarah that's amazing. Thanks so much for doing my challenge and using Sam's special story for it, too.
Sue x

Lisa said...

Just lovely and put a lump in my throat too

Lisa
x

Maria said...

yes this is amazing, I can see the benefits of that class already adn this layout is inspiring. The journalling is superb, and the whole thing is brill, one of your best I reckon.

Scribble Monster said...

I echo the other's comments, an absolutely gorgeous layout and a lovely lot of info on Sam. Jen xxx

pinksparklyscraps said...

Gorgeous - love everything. Thank you so much for sharing this - autism is very misunderstood but this has brought it to our hearts xx

CoventryAnn said...

Gorgeous page, you met this really tricky UKS challenge so well.

Scattychick said...

Sarah this is lovely. My eldest Joel (11) is also Autistic he is High functioning/Aspergers they keep changing their minds *sigh* Where did you get the sentiment in the top left? I would love to get one of them

Sarah said...

Hi Scattychick - the sentiment was one I made myself - printed the sentiment on my PC and then cut it out using a Nestabilities tag die - the metal embellishment in the corner is a Tim Holtz Keyhole - if you would like a tag - email me your address and I'll post you one - sarah-e-wilkins@hotmail.co.uk

Scattychick said...

That makes it even more beautiful knowing the words came from you x Thank you I will email you :)

Riet said...

So gorgeous Sarah.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jane said...

Gorgeous layout and pic Sarah x x

Rebekah said...

This is a fabulous LO I love the colours and everything about it just stunning hugs Me xx

Julesmichelle said...

Sarah despite knowing you personally, reading the words you have written about Sam made me feel very emotional. a gorgeous layout by a very gorgeous lady. You are very talented as a scrapper, a friend and a mother. Xx

michele said...

beautiful layout and sentiment TFS hugs x

Jackie said...

Wow! A tough challenge but you have completed it beautifully. It looks amazing, and the suject and sentiment is so special. One of the loveliest LOs I've seen for a while.

Tinker said...

The distressing is totally fabulous!! Sam's story is also amazing. As the mother of an ADHD child I can empathise with the challenges you face but you must never beat yourself up for taking time for YOU!

Mary B said...

An absolute stunning page love all the detail and description of how you achieved it.
The quote is so thought provoking too.
thank you so much for sharing all this

C. Camp said...

Beautiful beautiful page, love the distressing.

chris hennen said...

Beautiful words and a great page. I did a similar page about my Autistic daughter's thing about time, stamping as well. I hope you don't mind if I used those words in sSarah's Book.