Tuesday, 1 February 2011

GYSO #5 - Catch me

Another great sketch at Get Your Sketch On, and I knew straight away what photos I wanted to use...

This is me. Yep. Honest. Me aged 1 and a bit. I found these photos in the box I got from my Gran. The photos were taken in her garden. Last time I visited (the day of her funeral 3 years ago) the garden looked exactly the same. The man in the background is my Grandad. I still miss him so much, even though it is 26 years since he passed. And those panda dungarees... well my younger brother also wore them as a toddler. Gotta love 70s fashion!

The photos are the originals. Yep, I know. But I have made digital copies. I was going to use the copies I printed out, but the colours didn't seem right for some reason, and I preferred the 1970s originals. I have used the minimum amount of adhesive on them just in case. The size of the photos were perfect for the sketch at 5" x 3". I used a threading water punch to punch a border out of cardstock to add to the top and bottom of the photo block.

I pretty much stuck with the sketch when it came to embellishments. I cut circles from felt using my Nestabilities and Cuttlebug. I added some stitching round the edges of the circles to add some interest, and used buttons to tie in with the colours in the photos. The buttons are all PaperMania. I added a few butterflies to compliment the garden theme. There were always lots of butterflies in my Gran's garden.

The background paper is actually a flocked overlay from Fancy Pants - I ordered the My Family kit, and was amazed with what was inside, and the flocked overlay just cried out to be used on this page. I thought it worked really well with the sketch. I adhered the overlay to a sheet of white Bazzill cardstock.

I used my favourite way to journal - strip journalling - and added a title cut from funky foam with my Cuttlebug and the Sizzlits Nouveau alphabet dies.

Journalling reads - You're no fun Grandad. I wanted you to chase me and catch me and lift me high into the air. But you are just happy to watch me finding my feet and running up and down the garden path.

Thanks to the GYSO team for another fantastic sketch!




{Ross} said...

As always a beautiful page! Thank you for your participation! ;)

Sandra said...

Really gorgeous page. Sometimes, you might as well use the original photos, otherwise they'll just stay in a box and not be looked at, this way, you'll get pleasure out of them :)

Jenny Lilac said...

Love the felt circles here - I need to use more felt!

ScrappnBee said...

Great Layout! Way to use those heritage photos...er photos from our youth! Love how you treated your buttons!

Tessa said...

Very cute
What a sweet memory

Kerryn said...

I love it!!! Thanks for playing at GYSO :)

Val said...

Darling layout, and great memories!! Thanks for playing along at GYSO:)

{Ross} said...

Compliments for the win!!!! :)