I started with a piece of Chatsworth paper and grungepasted with some already painty grungepaste which I had saved from previous work.
Next I chose some PA frescos and spread them with a palette knife.
Next I stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia using PA Ink and the dog stamps and built up layers of vellum manuscript and war posters . My focal point should have been another war poster but it lacked visual impact so I have used a very dear original photo of my Mum's brother, Uncle Len. He was on the now famous Russian convoys and endured such hardship and ridiculous temperatures that we will never be able to conceive, thank goodness. He sadly died last Autumn, just before he could receive his very special medal.
I managed to find an anchor in my collection and a couple of suitable phrases.
Special thanks to my Uncle Len, and not forgetting his twin, Edgar, who served in the RAF and is still enjoying life and is approaching his 90th birthday.
A beautiful tribute Hazel, gorgeous page containing lots of special memories. Your Uncle Len might have known my Uncle who was killed in the first World War, his name is immortalised in a Cenotaph not too far away from where i live. Unfortunately i have no pictures of my family but i do remember seeing his image when i was very young.ReplyDelete
Good to remember those who have and do fight for our freedom. Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories:-) xxx
Wonderful take on Kate's page! Love the layers and especially the vellum manuscript. What a nice photo of your Uncle to use and very apt too.ReplyDelete
A wonderful tribute to your Uncle Len. He looks so young in his photo and you have beautifully presented him on this lovely journal page. I love your choice of colour and texture. Julie Ann xxxReplyDelete
Fabulous tribute to your Uncle, love the page.ReplyDelete
Beautiful Page Hazel!! lovely layers and blue fresco, Fab your Uncle's photo to use xxReplyDelete
Beautiful page Hazel and great piccie of your uncle Len...beautiful colours and like you say bless 'em all each and every one of them xxReplyDelete
That is wonderful Hazel, such a perfect tribute to a very special & brave man.ReplyDelete
That's just soo lovely Hazel, and such a fitting tribute Jane xReplyDelete
Fabulous page Hazel love how all the elements came together to produce a beautiful tribute. Gorgeous xxxxReplyDelete
ohh Hazel this is wonderful, such an awesome tribute to him.ReplyDelete
A wonderful tribute, amazing pageReplyDelete