Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Scrapology - August Layout Challenge

We've been away on holiday for the last two weeks but whilst away the August Layout Challenge went live on Scrapology. The team decided to take inspiration from a layout by French scrapbooker Sandrine Dawes and as an added challenge the team created 'Shabby Chic' layouts.

For my layout I chose to use a photo of my grandparents on my mothers side. The original photo taken in the early 1930s was really small - about 3"x2". I had the original photo scanned and reprinted larger several years ago and so I was able to use a much larger copy of the photo. I don't know the story behind the photo but given the way they are sitting together and my Nan is holding her left hand I wonder whether the photo was taken on the occasion of their engagement.

I used papers from Prima's 'Lyric' Collection. The papers had a Shabby Chic feel to them and I thought they were perfect for the layout.

The white flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts but I made some of them larger by adding some extra petals  punched from some scraps of cream paper.  I also used some antique trim which I inherited from my grandmother. She was a crafter too and when she passed away I was given a huge box of ribbon and lace and trimmings. A few antique buttons, pins and some lettering cut on the Craft Robo completed the layout.

Here's Sandrine's original layout ......

..... and the sketch

Please pop over to Scrapology to see all the teams layouts and to find full details of the challenge.

1 comment:

Anita said...

Such a pretty page Karen and a really wonderful photo to have worked with. Hope you all had a super holiday away xxxx