Saturday, June 1, 2013

Men At Work - The Scrapbook Store - June Challenge

Another month has arrived, and the June challenge for The Scrapbook Store is now up!
My interpretation is a little different, as I used clocks, and also went masculine - well minus the bows, but you know me, have to add something 'pretty'.  

The photograph is of my 'family', in 1900 - at Thistle Park. Now I am not totally sure of what Thistle Park is, but have asked my Uncle to give me some clarification so I can complete the journaling.  My Great, Great Grandparents owned, and ran a large brick works business. There is a series of photographs like this, including the workers of the Brick Works.  Jock and George are my Great Grandparents son's.
The sketch is from Page-Maps this month.  Entry is easy, just upload your layout over on The Scrapbook Store Gallery.  The prize, consists of a $40 voucher to spend in store, with free postage too! 
I used Graphic45's Kraft Reflections paper collection, and simply layered to create this layout.  Must say I was extremely tempted to add a flower or 10, but refrained....
I really do detest my hand-writing, but feeling more confident in adding 'some' to be seen.  Most is on the back, or hidden somewhere on the layout.  Imaginarium Designs chipboard was used for the title, and painted using acrylic paints.
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I will be back soon, with my creations for June...Take a peek at the latest 'Newsletter', some fabulous new lines of products in store - an end of year sale soon to take place, and lots more information.
Sandie

21 comments:

Sandra said...

Sandie this is an amazing vintage page, love the papers and the fussy cutting of the clocks.

Lizzyc said...

This is so beautiful Sandie, being a country girl my dad and grandfather would have worked horses like this.. the photo is so precious and you have created a wonderfully vintage layout to showcase our history.. love this...

Kelly Foster said...

This is awesome - it definitely has that gorgeous vintage look to it - very beautiful!

Cindy Gay said...

Very pretty Sandie!

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

This is timeless, Sandie!! So classy! :)

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Sandie. A wonderful photo, gorgeous papers and fabulous detailing
Sue xx

Sonia said...

Fantastic page my dearest friend^_^
I like the image and every single detail^_^
All gorgeous^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

Lean de Ruiter said...

Amazing page looks so cool love the bowty's and great photo!
byebye,Lean

Jennifer Waugh said...

Gorgeous as always!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

What a fabulous photo, you are so lucky to have stories of your family history, and I love the layout you created around it. The papers, the clocks everything is just gorgeous, truly vintage, and your hand writing is perfect. A really fabulous 'man' page. ox Marg

Naomi Edwards said...

Love this layout Sandie, you are lucky to have photo's of your family back then!!! I love the clocks (they make up for no flowers), Gorgeous layering and papers!!! Big hugs

Lynette said...

Sandie, your layout is beautiful. I love your play on time and the addition of the clocks. I am so glad I am not alone in hating my handwriting.

Keren Tamir said...

fantastic vintage LO!! how fabulous is that picture and what a lovely LO

sandi said...

Wow! This is stunning! Love the vintage feel here!!!!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

I love this Sandie! Your double twirly ribbons are just superbe!! Ooooh larhhh larhhh as you would say!!!!

Gayle Price said...

Fantastic page Sandie !! It is a little different from your usual and I love it ( not that I don't love the gorgeous floral detailed work you do such as that whimsical tag for ID which is stunning ) but I think it's amazing how versatile we can all be and how great it is that we have the opportunities to get out of our comfort zones and explore different approaches to this fantastic craft. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment you left for me too. xx

Linda R said...

WOW!! I am speechless. I just love this LO.. I always love seeing all the details you put into your work.

Hugs~

Adriana B said...

fabulous work, love the photo too :)

Lisa S. said...

I love the way you are preserving your family's history Sandie. This is a true work of art and you should be so proud. :)

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful page Sandie...love all the clocks and those beautiful bows! What a stunning photo too! Fabulous page!

yyam said...

You do vintage oh-so-well Sandie. Just love this entire composition! :)