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.