Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday
to you all! Apologies for the lack of Sunday Stamper challenge for the past few weeks. However, it is back and this week is a rather poignant theme. I am sure that most of us crafters have heard the incredibly sad news of the untimely passing of Lily Chilvers after a short battle with cancer. Lily was a very talented artist bringing to life her little Octopode Monsters, not only was she talented she was also very beautiful... but that beauty wasn't just skin deep. I had the pleasure of meeting her a few times and was struck by her radiant personality, she exuded sunshine. My heart aches for Lily's dear Mum Mandy and her sister Amber and her family and loved ones. My thoughts, as I am sure yours will be too, are with them all. In Lily's memory, I wanted to dedicate this weeks theme to her with her Mum's permisson. But what theme could I possibly chose? A lily is a flower, could we have flowers? There is a song called Pictures of Lily but that just didn't seem right. We could have had a memories theme, still, that just didn't sit right either. So, after careful consideration, I have chosen the words BEAUTIFUL or BEAUTY because, as I said before, Lily was a rarity, beautiful inside and out.
To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme AND some stamping. Then hop back here, leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry and I can come see you. If you haven't got a blog, you can join in via Facebook (just tag me name) or by emailing a small res.pic to me or by leaving me a link to your Pinterest or any other photo hosting site. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 25th July 2015.
My entry is a 12 x 12 mountboard base with two large chipboard tags, altered with Paper Artsy Fresco Paints and Distress Inks and a few Tim stamps, stencils, Grungepaste, embellies and diecuts.
I made this piece yesterday during my class at South Hykeham for AliCraft. My class sample is pink... I could have used that for my entry this week but I actually wanted to make something with Lily in my mind... and of course, the words are very fitting I think.
I have lots of Lily's Octopode images and a few rubber stamps too... If you have any Octopode monsters, it would be great to see your creations using them. To visit the Octopode Factory, please click HERE. The Octopode Factory will remain open in Lily's memory.
Thanks for looking... I hope you have a great day... TTFN