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20 September 2010

Family predecessors

I wanted to enter the new Southern Girls first challenge - 'anything goes'. I made a layout with my LSS's monthly layout kit and quickly put it up on the blog as time was running out. I'm afraid the picture was not so great as it was taken at night under artificial light and that never really works well. So here's the result:

Later though, I kept looking at it and decided I needed to add something, as well as putting some journalling on. The layout now looks like this:

The kit that I started with had a piece of Bazzill cardstock, two pieces of Kaisercraft patterned paper (Loire Valley - Celandine and Dahlia), several diamond/oval shaped rhinestones, a piece of striped ribbon and a piece of leaf ribbon, a wooden frame and a chipboard flourish. Here's the kit before I cut it up!

I loosely based my layout on this sketch from Twisted Sketches.

I loved the edge detail on the Celadine paper so cut it out and used it as my "border" under the picture. I turned the paper over then and used the dotted side under the border and added the leaf ribbon with some gold coloured brads. I coloured the chipboard flourish and the wooden frame with my Sakura star pens. I really do love that sparkle, and the ink flows so easily. Then I made a five petalled (is that actually a word?) flower out of the striped ribbon, and added a button into the middle using foam tape. I got the flower instructions from a video by Shar . (BTW - If you live in NZ or Aus, you can become a member of the forum she made just for us - it's called Crafting Passionz. Just click on the Join Our Group button at the bottom of the left hand column.)
I inked all the edges of the papers with black chalk ink, added part of a 'Say it in Crystals' flourish, some Dymo tape subtitles, and a red flocked Family sticker (from the Anna Griffin Flora Collection that I won from an online crop - thanks Sue) for the title.

Here are some closeups too.

Finally, just in case you're curious, this is a photograph of my father (the toddler), his sister, parents and grandparents. It was taken about 1936. My grandfather is riding a tandem with his mother-in-law, and my great-grandfather is looking rather stern, while his daughter, my grandmother is looking quite happy with herself. I had to call my dad today (it was his birthday recently) so I took the opportunity to confirm my grandparents and great-grandparents' names to put it on the page. I had tried to find somewhere online to find them, and ended up spending quite a while building a family tree on instead. Very interesting, but time consuming! I'll get on there again another day, but now I want to do some more scrapping!

Till next time, happy days. And oh yeah, if you're in Gold Creek at Wrapped in Paper next month, please vote for me!



sue said...

I love your layout!!! I love the colours and what a fabulous photo! So pleased you entered our first Southern Girls challenge because we want more scrapbookers!:)

karenw said...

yay, so glad you entered Francine - can you believe how many people entered??

I love that photo, esp the bikes - how cool, and the colours you've used suit it perfectly. hope to catch up soon. xxx

Michelle Singer said...

Beautiful layout. I love the flourish you used. Just Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls this challenge.

Axel....{Carol} said...

I adore old photos and you have scrapped this beautifully,i love it,definitely add a little journaling,just what you said above is perfect,so in years to come others will know a little about the photo.Thanks so much for joining us at southern girls.