Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Finally got a page done!

I love this photograph of my brother - it was taken at Farley Mount in 1980. I had bought a "Kodak Ektra 12" camera with my birthday money that year, and that little (very almost useless) camera went with me everywhere. Every now and then, a photograph would be developed that I knew would be a "keeper" - this was one of them. Not bad for an amateur 11 year old.
For this layout, I used a basic grey paper called Passe (from the "Archaic" range). What's quite unusual about this layout is that all the elements are sewn on either by hand or done with the machine...
The oak leaves and the bird were made in the same way - using pages from an old book, I cut out the shapes I wanted, then used gesso over them. I also used Ranger Distress Inks all over these elements, and also all over the layout :)


Anita said...

Beautiful work Bubbles, good to see you scrapping again,hope you are all better now? What a fab picture too.xx Warmest wishes Anita..xx

Sian said...

Oh, I remember those cameras! Wouldn't you love to able to go back with one of the cameras we have now? What you've done is amazing! I love the fact that it's all sewn on, wish I could see all that texture in real life.

You are so right about Horsey's hat.