Saturday, 4 August 2012

Time Will Tell - A Scrap Page Layout

Good Morning Everyone

I hope you are all well and enjoying the start of the weekend. Here in Ayr it's damp from a fall of rain in the night but the sun is struggling to shine through - it may even succeed :) 

When I was considering what photograph(s) to scrap for my DT layout for the Scrap Our Stash August Challenge, Time Will Tell, I kept coming back to this delightful photo taken of my granddaughter, Shari-Ann, sitting on her granddad's knee, listening intently as he was telling her a story - when she was small she absolutely loved story time with granddad and particularly adored hearing his rather tall tales :) 


I chose a Daisy Bucket Designs background paper, Under the Boardwalk, because it is fairly neutral, and the other elements feature colours taken from the bird border - from Cosmo Cricket's Nutmeg Elements. 

Most of the papers used are from the snippet pile and unfortunately I no longer remember all the makers or even the what the sheets were called. However, I do know that the borders, along with the bird border, the Simple Pleasures sentiment and the Remember When journalling spot are from Cosmo Cricket's Nutmeg Elements. I cut the clocks from the fabulous World Map sheet (the clocks are on reverse) from Kaisercraft Timeless Collection. The large clock is only a partial image so I've disguised this by tucking it under the photograph.

I've used Kiwi Lane Designs templates a lot on this layout - the curvy borders are from the Abbie Road set, the bracket shape on the left of the photo is Bracket 1 and the arrow head is from the Tiny Nature set. 

The dotty photo matting was trimmed with a pair of scalloped edge scissors - these are the ones that came free with a craft magazine, the same ones I put them away thinking I'd never use them, and might even pass them on to Shari-Ann for her to play with, but here they are getting another outing! Definitely more useful than I thought :)

The embellishments - the die-cut butterflies, also in the RAK package from my friend, Chris Lee, Tim Holtz Adage Tickets, and adhesive-backed gems were all from my hoard of stash. 

I have still to add the journalling, will do that later when I've thought out what to write.

I'm sure you all have your own plans for how to spend your day, for some it will be shopping, catching up with housework, stoking the washing-machine, doing the ironing ... or any other task from the million and one things you have on your to-do list ... but I'm planning a day of craft related delights. I've been suffering from withdrawal symptoms and nothing else will do! 

To start with I'll be watching Barbara Gray's workshop on C&C TV, then I plan to make a start on Tim Holtz's August tag ... this could take some time as there's a requirement for the handmade roses he made in an earlier post and as this will be my first attempt to make a TH tag, I need to make the roses first! It will be interesting to see how far I get with that today :)

So, whatever you are going to be doing have a happy day and happy crafting,


8 comments:

Sandra H said...

This is so lovely Elizabeth, l really like your scrap pages this one is totally stunning, xx

scrappymo! said...

Great layout...don't you just love how a clock with a missing edge can be made to look as if no one would ever know. I love snippets pages...you have done a fab job on this.

Allthingsinky said...

Stunning,Beautiful Layout, Love the papers you used...

BJ said...

Great page, love the sentiment and clocks as time with children is so precious. BJ

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

What a gorgeous page of memories and I love all the embellishments and colour choices. I'm not sure I could fill a scrapbook page. I struggle with a card front sometimes LOL!!

But this lovely page you have made is a reminder of very special times. Love it!

I was pleased to read in your previous post that your Sister is improving. I hope she makes a speedy recovery and is being well cared for.

So yet again I have missed Barbara Grey ... grrr!!!!

Have a good Sunday Elizabeth.

Love Jules xx

Jackie said...

A wonderful page Elizabeth, I love that bird border and it's a beautiful photograph :o)
Jackie xx

kokoclowie said...

What a lovely page Elizabeth. Reminds me of when my dad used to tell my children bedtime stories when they were little (although I never thought in those days to sneak a pic of them). I intend looking at the Scrap Our Stash pages as I could really do with not being tempted to buy yet more stash, my little craft area is bursting at the seam already!
Karen xxx

Victoria said...

A beautiful page for a beautiful photo. Who doesn't love storytime?! I hope you've had a lovely crafty day!