Our Sassy Cathy is our hostess this week and she chalenged us to do a black and white "photo-look " card. Having the colors predetermined should have made it easier for me, but....... Forget about it, there is too much color in my world for this to be easy. But it was a real learning experience. I am still trying to develop my "vintage" technique and black and white works perfectly with a vintage style.
My cards are usually pretty simple but I tried adding everything except the kitchen sink to this one. I was trying to emulate the style that I have seen so many talented crafters use. I used Sassy Cheryl's new image "A Good Read-Maddie". Cheryls' creations are so full of nostalgia that they work perfectly with the vintage style. If you would like to add Maddie to your personal collection, click here.
I chose this digi and made this card early in the week last week before my whole world turned upside down. Thursday morning, my beautiful, precious Mother passed in her sleep. I have been so out of it I considered not participating this week, but I had made the card with my Momma and so I thought it may be a little tribute to her. She loved little Miss Maddie in that hat reading her book. The digi reminded me of one of my favorite pictures of my Mom. My dear Mother loved to read. She has a whole room filled with books and bookshelves that I now have the daunting task of sorting and donating to the library. I estimate between 200 and 500 books.
I wanted to share one of my favorite pictures of my Momma with you. I called this Southern Lady. Doesn't she look like she just stepped out of a Southern novel? We were all at the beach house on vacation and My Mom wanted to sit outside on the porch to read. So my macho men in the family. Picked up a rocking chair and put it outside on the deck. She could get sun, hear and smell the ocean and enjoy her read. Please note the "redneck ottoman" They gave her her cup of coffee and a paper plate of Hershey's Kisses and she was happy as can be. When the sun got too much for her they hung up a sheet aka "redneck" sun shade from the porch roof so she wouldn't have to come inside. Leave it to the chivalrous men in our lives to do what they can to make their ladies happy and comfortable. I am sure all real estate values dropped in Garden City after that visit. Ha Ha.