Monday, November 12, 2012

1960 DT Layout - The Scrapbook Store and Scrap Africa Challenge

Sorry I have been so quiet of late, I haven't been too well, but hopefully will soon be on the mend.  I'm sure that it has been my creative side that has kept me sane!

I have been blessed with some truly beautiful products from The Scrapbook Store, which I will show you over the following month.  I was so thrilled that my November DT pack included papers from the Basic Grey, Lucille range, as this paper collection is perfect for several photographs I have been itching to scrap.

 I am also entering my layout into the Scrap Africa Sketch No.11 Challenge, and this is my take on the sketch.  Have you called on over to the Scrap Africa Blog as yet?  It is a wonderful challenge blog, with some amazing, inspiring creations, and of course, great sketches!
 My layout is a 'story' of my Mother when she was 16 (in 1960)- isn't her dress gorgeous? Mum is wearing a shell necklace, with beautiful crystals that my Father gave to her on her 16th birthday, and is now in my possession.  I wanted to tell the story, of the 'necklace' in 1960....

 ...So...of course my layout had to have plenty of journaling space to tell the 'tale', and this can be found neatly tucked under the lace at the top of the photograph.  I used a Banner as the tag to pull the journal card out. I did take the little wee coat-hanger off, and used the Banner on its own. 

I used a variety of Prima Marketing Flowers, including the gorgeous Vibrato B - they are so sweet, and matched the Lucille papers perfectly.  I tucked in some Pins and Tags (this pack came with lots of little banners decorate with), and I added some Mixed Brads here and there to hold the banners.
One of my (many) favourite items, are 'clocks', so this layout being a time-piece of my Mothers life, I added the Roman Clock-Face beneath the flowers.
...and before I sign out, do not forget the November Sketch Challenge over on The Scrapbook Store Gallery.  The sketch for November can be found 'HERE', and there is a $40 shopping voucher to spend in store, and FREE postage for the randomly drawn winner 'each month'.  
 Hope to see some of you over on the Gallery!!

'Chocolate', Kaisercraft Cardstock
Basic Grey Lucille 'Mixed Brads', 'Pins and Tags', and 'Banners'
Charme Rose Meadow Lark, Camille Almanac and Laraine Sorbet, Prima Marketing Flowers
Vibrato B, Prima Marketing Flowers
Imaginarium Designs, Numbers
Brown, Wild Orchid Crafts, Small Daisies
Brown, I am Roses, Small Leaves
Cream, Kaisercraft Lace
Kaisercraft, Roman Clock-Face
Cream, Kaisercraft, Tiny Alpha's
Brown Sugar, Jenni Bowlin Acrylic Paint Dauber
Zutter Distress-It-All


Lizzyc said...

HI.. I hope you are on the mend now.. sorry to hear you have not been well... and yes crafting certainly is good therapy... this layout is stunning, I really love these papers for a vintagey feel.. love all the embellishments too... take care of yourself..

Denise van Deventer said...

Hey Sandie...sorry to hear that you are not feeling so great, hopefully you are on the mend soon! Your being unwell, has certainly not influenced your creativity at this is just stunning and the layering is just gorgeous! I love the florals and the beautiful papers and the super photo! Just stunning! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrap Africa! ;-)

Unknown said...

Hi Sandie, sorry to hear you are not at your best! I wish you well my friend... there are no words that could ever do this layout justice.. You are so amazingly talented, this layout is stunning, comforting, beautiful and lets us know a little more about you (and your family!!!) I love how you tucked the story underneath the lace above the photo, brilliant! The papers are truly divine!!!! I honestly think your layouts should be in every scrapbooking magazine out there..seriously!

sandi said...

Wow! This is just absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the mix and placement of everything!

Sue said...

WOW! Another stunning creations Sandy.
Your mum looks so beautiful in her pretty dress. The papers and embellishments are all gorgeous. I know I have said it before but I LOVE your attention to detail.

I am sorry to hear that you are feeling unwell, I hope you feel better soon.
take care
Hugs Sue

Unknown said...

Love the story behind this page.
onderful work again .I love your cluster work.
byebye,Lean ..hope you are ok now.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh this is just stunning! Love how you are scrapping all these beautiful photos of your mum, this one is so colourful and pretty! Really like the idea of how you have done the journaling addition too! Fantastic LO!

Gayle Price said...

This is really, really beautiful. I love the story and the papers have created a truly vintage feel...gorgeous. xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Hi Sandie, Hope you are feeling better now. Another stunning vintage layout. I always look forward to your Mum's story layouts, they are really amazing. xoxo Marg

Juliana Michaels 17turtles said...

What a gorgeous layout! I love all the layering!!!

Keren Tamir said...

Loving the LO Sandie!! gorgeous!!

Keren Tamir said...

I also hope you feel better soon!!

Heather Jacob said...

your work is always so beautifully exquisite xoxoxo hope you are feeling better Sandie ..
what magazine was that you were telling us about .. really bad news to have your work trashed like that .. take care sweetie .

Jasmine S said...

Gorgeous layering, distressing and design. Such a beautiful page.

Unknown said...

Hi Sandie! Yes I did try but you need a credit card which I never had in my life... I would so love to know my family history. If you give it a go let me know how it turns out!

Unknown said...

Hello my friend, I am so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Thats no fun at all. But I have to say your page is fabulous. Once again you have me smiling at my computer. Lovely work my friend.


Elizna said...

Thank you for playing along at Scrap Africa. The detail you have added to this layout is just beautiful:-D Sooo much time and love have gone into this creation...lovely!

Teresa said...

OH WOW!!! Sandie this is fabulous, so many textures, papers and a fantastic layout, absolutely love it, gorgeous mix of colours too...did I mention I really love it :o)
Teresa xx

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been well. :( This layout is amazing! Love the colour and dimension! Wowsers!!! :D

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sandie I do hope that you are starting to pick up my right hand has five stitches at the mo after visit to skin dr yesterday which means not crafting being my right hand! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing! Shaz in Oz. x #10

Ella Swan said...

So sorry you haven't been well Sandie! I really hope that by now you are completely recovered!! Wow I just love this one!! Your cluster down the side looks just too awesome!!! Tons of beautiful layers & amazing clustering!!!!

Rene Sharp said...

Oh wow, what a breathtaking layout. LOVE everything about this one!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Africa :)