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Sunday, 30 January 2011

Get Picky and my 700th post

What a way to celebrate my 700th post than with the next GET PICKY challenge. Fantastic inspiration this month :) You need to go check it out and see the totally fantastic unique takes on this from the DT

Always - I didn't get any further than the title of the song for my inspiration, as soon as I saw what it was I knew straight away I had to do this about my cousin Darren, he was killed in an accident over 7 years ago at age 13. It was the worst call that I have recieved while at work. This photo is of him at age 6 while we were all on holidays down at my grandparents. He was a crazy talented artist, FUNNY, insanely clever and he would have grown into a top bloke. This Febuary he would have turned 21.

His death, turned our whole family upside down and inside out. An event that you would think would bring us closer together drew us all apart. So many members don't speak. It's totally sad........

This first started out as a very simple LO, was just going for a painted background and a few bits of paper, well it ended up more detailed, arty and fun than I imagined, I do like the ones that get away on you. A fantastic mish mash of product, some Sass, Prima, Websters, My Little Bit Of Whimsy all thrown together. Don't you love it????






So go take part and play along :)

Thanks for stopping by

xx

17 comments:

Chantal said...

This is so sad but the layout you have done is such a fitting tribute - really touching. Your work is always so inspiring.

Congrats on your 700th!

Jessemiah said...

REALLY love this one : ) It's so arty and deliscious......And gosh what a sad thing to happen to your family.....Well your keeping your cousins memory alive in such an awesome and positive way : ) Love and Peace xox

Craftyangel said...

love all the little details...........such treasured memories.

now i'm going to have a go too

Sar said...

Oh honey, what a beautiful way to remember your cousin. Such a sad thing for your family to go through. :(

Kirsty said...

What a beautiful, touching heartfelt LO :( must have been a tough one to do.
Congrats on 700 posts...such a big achievement!

Heather Jacob said...

sooo sad to hear of your loss Nic.. but i know only too well how death can tear families apart both my niece and nephew were killed in their teens and my precious son was killed when he was 22 ... grief affects each person differently and our family has been estranged for years but we are all gradually healing and coming together again...
you did a beautiful job of the LO, he would be proud..
take care and a big hug from me x

Debbi Tehrani said...

Gorgeous, Nicole! So fun and whimsical and touching all at the same time. Fantastic details to tell the story of your memories of him.

Sharon said...

Such a great eyecatching page Nicole and yet such a sad story. Congratulations on your 700th post - Wow!

Tanya Tahir said...

Such a sad story, Nic but a fantastic layout to remember your cousin :)

curlyqmosaics said...

What a heartwarming layout, truly touching. I have always loved the song, "Forever Young." Thanks for such beautifully inspiring work as always, and thanks for sharing your deepest thoughts and memories. Beautiful!

amanda73 said...

so sad, so moving, so heartfelt, i love all of this....ive admired your work from afar, thought i would leave a comment, particularly on this post, which i know how you feel............my 15 yr old cousin died in a tragic car accident on boxing day 2003......i was going to do a similar page to yours when i saw this song as inspiration,,, but i dont have any pics of him, so that makes it hard

Leanne said...

OMG.. what a story and what an amazing layout to celebrate him.. he obviously guided you along in making it.. looks amazing .......

Kylie said...

there is so much seriously happening on this layout..love it!

domestic goddess said...

beautiful layout and thanks for sharing such an emotional story

Annemieke said...

Woow! it is such a beautiful memorie! And the LO is gorgeous!!

Aga said...

Oh Nic, what a terrible loss... Truly a beautiful layout and such a special way to capture those precious memories!!

runzalot81 said...

A beautiful LO and beautiful tribute to someone special.