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12 February 2011

Farmers' Filing Cabinets

I love Becky Fleck's page maps, and she has a competition on her blog that is open to scrapbookers worldwide this month (which doesn't often happen), so it was definitely time to enter! The Southern Girls challenge this fortnight is blue & brown, two colours I love together, so I decided to combine these two challenges and use some Kaisercraft paper I had just picked up that happened to be the right colours!

Originally I was going to do a layout about our day on the glacier at Franz Josef, but the colours in the photos didn't go with the papers at all! So, instead I opted for these photos. They are of beehives that we saw everywhere in our travels through the Otago region of New Zealand. While we were on our bicycle tour our guide joked that they weren't "farmers' filing cabinets" so that's where the title came from.

Anyway, without further ado, here is my layout.
And here's Becky's sketch.

This layout is kind of a hybrid layout I guess.
Instead of using paper for the middle square that the photo sits on, I used a photograph of the beehives in the field as the background. I typed the journalling and title directly onto the photo, then had it printed out on photographic paper. (Fonts are 'Marker Fine Point' [one of my favourites] for the journalling, and 'Hotel Coral Essex' for the title.) I attached the closeup photo using mounting tape.

Paper: Kaisercraft Prairie Lane collection
Pearls: Kaisercraft.
Ribbon: Brown velvet, and blue velvet rickrack both from inque ribbon
Pens: Sakura (I coloured directly over the title onto the background photograph.)
Tiny Alpha stickers: Kaisercraft (on the blue paper under the photograph)
Brads, buttons, floss from my stash.

Here are some closeup shots.

Till next time, happy days!

Francine

7 comments:

Teresa Zuehls said...

What a beautiful take on the sketch.

Sandra said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog Francine. The name of your blog intrigued me :) Your LO is fantastic! I love how you have journaled on the back photograph. The pearls are a really nice touch too

sue said...

I love this layout!!! It has so many very cool elements. I especially love how you have used the photo as a background paper! Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

Patricia said...

Very cute love what you did with our color combo challenge, Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls I hope to see you again.
~Patricia

karenw said...

Love this Francine. I love the hybridness (see I can make up new words to suit..) and i am so lifting the cluster of brads! ver classy. Catch up soon xx

Brenda said...

Wow Thanks for commenting on my blog Francine. I love your LO's and are impressed with the "Farmers Filing Cabinets" Who would of thought LOL...

Alicia said...

Wow!! I love your LO! Thanks for sharing your talent at Southern Girls for our Blue and Chocolate challenge. We live next door to a bee keeper (my uncle) and we love his honey!
Alicia xx