Monday, 12 July 2010

PageMaps contest

On the PageMaps blog, Becky is having another of her little contests, with a fab prize of a big pile of chipboard diecuts. Details of the contest can be found here on the blog :) As you might know, I am a huge fan of PageMaps, but also I love me a bit of chipboard LOL, so I just knew I had to have a stab at the contest.

As always, the contest involves using a sketch, but this time there was an added challenge, which was to use a colour combo of aqua blue, yellow and orange.

As soon as I saw the sketch, with the bunting across the top, I knew which photo I was wanting to use. Bunting to me always conjours up memories of the beach, but this photo is not of me, but of my Mum on the beach - with her parents and grandparents circa 1950 or there abouts.

I love these heritage shots :) I love that my great grandparents are dressed up almost in their Sunday best to go to the beach, and that my great grandmother is still wearing her hat. I love that my Mum is being a little madam - something that she has told me that I was at that age LOL. I love the stripy deckchairs, and the wind breaker. I love the proper spades they had for building sandcastles, made from metal with wooden handles - not the plastic ones that these days seem to break so easily. I just love that it is a snapshot of their holidays - for better or worse, as I doubt if my Nan would have paid for more than one photo LOL, so if the child was uncooperative, then its tough LOL

Anyway, for this layout I used Bo Bunny Flutter Butter papers, a scrap of Basic Grey in there too, and Bazzill cardstock. The flowers are all Prima, and the little "photo op" chipboard is Scenic Route.




Erika said...

Love this LO Sarah....especially the bunting. You're getting more crafting done than me.

** Paula ** said...

Oh love this!! Beautiful photo and perfect with the bunting, which is cool!
Lovely x