Mom, today is your birthday, but you’re not here to celebrate it. Still cannot believe that you truly are gone. You’re not gone from my thoughts. You’re not gone from my memory. And you will never be gone from the hearts of those who love and miss you. Remembering you on your special day. Hope you are showing those angels how to age "grace"fully in heaven!
The above tribute to my mother-in-law was creating using the happy heart texture from Kim Klassen’s Cafe, a Texture Tuesday download from her blog. I enlarged a snapshot taken before my days of owning a SLR digital camera. I masked it in photoshop, did retouching and applied layer effects to blend the photo with the background for a ghosted, subtle photo effect. The remembrance text was added along with design elements created with some of my own digital brush designs. To finish the vintage feel, a grunge border and some small distressing was added.