Monday, January 14, 2013

Just a Moment Down Memory Lane - The Scrapbook Store

I'm back with another layout, created with the DT kit from The Scrapbooking Store, using the 7gypsies Postal paper collection.  This particular collection stretched my imagination in a huge way.  However, stretching oneself brings 'growth' and growth is such a good thing, right?
Most importantly, I have loved every minute of creating, even if I thought my layout/s would end up in the bin at one stage.  The Postal paper collection is really quite gorgeous, and nostalgic with elements of yesteryear that were (and possibly still) found in old envelopes, and writing pads.

The layout is of my son Aaron, at Aldinga Beach, in South Australia - we used to live there many years ago, in an area called 'The Scrub'.  Now, Aldinga Beach is so different, back then it was country, now it is part of suburbia.  The beach itself is magical, and if you go south there is a place my family called 'Secret Beach' which is where this photograph was taken.  Lots of caves, and extremely private (back then) - though, one had to be careful of the tides coming in, as once they did, there was not much time to get out (and nor a place to escape safely).
I'm exploring texture at the moment thanks to the wonderful inspiration from the other design team members, and used the Donna Downey mask, 'Dots' with some texture magic, then brushed over with distress ink. I was lucky enough to pick up a couple of Christy Thomlinson stamps, and I used the 'Cooped Up Notes' around the edges in a random fashion for a little more interest. 
The title, is from Creative Imaginations 'Moments' element stickers - they always seem to have the right words.
Above, I created some ribbon ends from the papers, I really liked the various layers which were created using magic mount.
The rub-on is from an old stash I had stored away, some of them missing bits, so I picked out 'words' that suit Aaron to perfection! LOL
Close up of the detail...(below) and the cute little tag envelopes (above).  
 Also, don't forget The Scrapbook Store's challenge has been rolled over to the end of January, so you still have time to enter - pop on over to the Gallery for some inspiration and to enter into the challenge for a chance to win a $40 voucher to spend in store, with free postage!

Back soon
Sandie
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Materials:
Arrow, This End Up, Airmail, Priority
7gypsies: Tape
7gypsies: Tag Envelopes
7gypsies: Trousseau Flea Market Findings
Coconut, Kaisercraft Cardstock
Prima Marketing: Junkyard Findings, Small Typo Bulbs
 Delta Creative, Texture Medium
Walnut Stain, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Christy Tomlinson Designs: Cooped Up Notes
450 Quick Dry
Magic Mount

26 comments:

Sonia said...

Gorgeous layout my dear:)
Beautiful many flags under the cute image of Your sweet son:)
Lovely papers and soft colors used:)
Big hug,
Sonia

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow - this is amazing!!

Sandra said...

Sandie this is oh so gorgeous from the start with the photo and then all the layers. Thanks so much for sharing your techniques and the fab photos of the layers. Love it.

Nadia Cannizzo said...

STUNNING work :)

Margyz Paper Games said...

Fabulous layout Sandie. Love the textures and the banners. So cute! Sweet photo with a gorgeous layout to complement it. Awesome! ox Marg

Cindy Gay said...

Love all the embellishing!

Marivic Clifton said...

Love the texture of this LO!! Great job Sandie!!!

Juliana said...

So pretty! I love the added texture with the stencil!!!

sandi said...

Oh Sandie I love what oyu've done here! Sooooooooooooooooo pretty! Those little fags look great!

Lizzyc said...

This looks amazing,i love the vintagey looking papers and love the banners under the photo, great textures with the dots too...

Linda R said...

WOW! Another amazing page. I love all the wonderful texture going on and all those ribbons look fabulous. I really enjoyed reading the story about the photo. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Hugs~

Adriana B said...

gorgeous details, wonderful page :)

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is so beautiful Sandie. Such a cute photo of your son and I love the saying you have added.
The papers, colours and textures are wonderful. I am so glad that this didn't end up in the bin!!
Hugs Sue

Sandy Hulsart said...

Fabulous layout, Sandie. I really like all the faux ribbon ends, it gives you page a lot of interest. Aaron is adorable!

juscrap said...

Gorgeous page!

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow Sandie...this layout is just gorgeous...the layering, the colouring, the photo...it's just fabulous! This is definiyely a favourite of mine!!!

Lisa S. said...

Such a sweet photo Sandie. :) I love this LO and your exploration into texture has yielded fabulous results. So many wonderful layers on this LO, it's lovely! Hugs

carlies said...

wow gorgeous love the design with the strips layering

hugs carla

Marelize said...

The texture on this layout is just amazing Sandie! Gorgeous layout! :) xx

Naomi Edwards said...

Wow did you ever have a time doing this layout hey? Sandie it is gorgeous and I love those dots you inked to add texture.. I also love the layered banners and don't be surprised to see them on my cards in the near future, LOL. funny thing, when I was young we used to go to this beach and take a trail that led to a private beach, it was our favorite place and there was never anyone there and today! Well not so private..thanks for taking me back down memory lane, we use to play a game my mom played when she was young called peddly sticks, no one in our day even heard of it so it was special to us. What a little angel you have there, he is gorgeous!! Big hugs!! P.S. Thanks for all the laughs, you kill me.

Nicecrane Designs said...

Incredible layout,,,,,,I love these paper ribbons,,,,,and what a stunning pict,,,,,,very well done...

Ann Bright said...

Your design layouts based on Scrapbooking Store, which are being created by 7gypsies Postal paper collection, are simply awesome. I am sure the upcoming Scrapbook Store's challenge this month end would bring laurels for your creative endeavor.

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Lean de Ruiter said...

This is a beauty with a cool design ..sweet photo!
byebye,Lean

Helen Tilbury said...

So sweet! Love the layered pennants and all the dots!

Lizzy Hill said...

Gee this is gorgeous - love how you used the transfer on the photo & those 'flags' at the bottom are amazing...loving the texture work, too:):)

Christina C. said...

Outstanding creating and designing, Sandie!!!!!!