Wednesday 4 August 2010

Mum's Scrapbook Page

Hi All

After making my little piece for the previous CoC challenge at Studio L3 I said I would make it into a scrapbook page, and I have. In that post I told the story of why I had chosen certain elements for the tinted vision board and thought I would carry this through to the whole page itself.

Mum's favourite colours are yellow, orange, in fact all autumnal colours, so that is the theme I have kept with for the page and papers. I added the small butterfly that I had somehow missed originally on the photo and die cut the large TH fanciful flight. I think it looks rather nice, and I have used a MS punch for the smaller ones.
You will recognise alot of the materials by Lord Tim of Holtz (as I have seen him called), the ticket, the heart, the wings, the flourish and the bracket edge.   The hearts and the love ticket represent the family, we are a very close knit immediate family and also keep links with some of the cousins (Mums nieces and nephews) and their families. The flowers represent her love of gardening and growing plants (Dad did all the veg when he was alive).     Mum never had the opportunity to fly and to visit other countries during her life except twice, once with Dad when they took a helicopter ride to the Scilly Isles and once when she went with my sister to California. She just loved the experience and still talks about it today. Even though she struggles to walk, she would love to fly again, so the wings show her desire for this. The tape measure is very significant to me, Mum always made her own and especially mine and my sister's clothes as we were growing up and she passed the love of the sewing machine onto me. I didn't ever take it further but I learnt from her and used to make mine and my children's clothes when they were very little and when we couldn't afford very much. It is amazing what you can recycle. I don't make clothes any more but I have been using my machine for my card making. So there it is an account of the background to this scrapbook page. I have left the journaling space blank at the moment, but will write information in when I show Mum.

The papers have come from different places. The main 12x12 is from a pack I brought from Costco a long time ago. The flowery one is a vintage download and the bracket journaling paper, along with the flowers, leaves and bulldog clip are digital files I have just bought from Shabby Miss Jen. (I have only just found this on-line shop and just love the designs for papers and embellishments she has.) On this occasion I have printed them and cut them out, but I will certainly experiment more with my own papers and layouts now I have these to play with.

I hope you like what I have done with my piece for the CoC challenge (week 6).

Have a good week.

Luv B xxxx


chris said...

Brenda, this is so interesting, love all the different elements. so perfect. hugs chris xx

Unknown said...

Brenda, this is lovely, so may bits to look at. Mum will love it.

Juls said...

wow!!!! this is just so stunning and creative! Love it!! Hugs Juls

Kathyk said...

FAB page Brenda and every element means something special. Costco papers are brilliant value - I got their recent set of double sided - excellent value but I digress, your layout is superbly creative - your mum will love it.


Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning, What a work you have put into it. Love all the thought you have put into it. Love It Hazelxoxo

Zoechaos said...

Stunning page so many elements great depth and you piece last week wonderfully framed. Blown away xx Zoe

Netty said...

Like it Brenda? I love it, totally fab and your mum will love it as well. Annette x

craftymum said...

Great page Brenda. Love all the embellishments you have used. I recognize the Tim Holtz dies too. Did you know that I now sell Sizzix dies?. If ever you want any just email me at the link at the top of my side bar.
Perhaps you could start teaching some of your craft at the schools you visit!!!
Love sarah x