Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Summer Challenge Scrap Pages

Hello Everyone,

Today brings us to the end of another week of the Mind The Scrap Summer Challenge bringing the total of pages made to 39 ... that's over six weeks and it's a personal record. I've shared a few over the weeks but here's the pages from Week 3 only. I'll spare you the Weeks 4 & 5 for now!

My Girl

I had fun creating some of the colours of the rainbow, one of the requirements for the challenge that week, with Brusho powders for the background on this page. I also plucked up courage to use my machine to stitch a border all the way round the edge of the page. My machine and my nerves survived! The photo is an old one taken in 1975 of my lovely daughter, Juli. The army had arranged for us to fly over from Germany to London so that she could be seen by specialists to determine whether she had a hearing defect. In this photo she is proudly wearing her hearing aids for the first time. She took to them like a duck to water!

Summer Bliss
And talking about duck to water, it's Juli again, even younger this time. These photos were taken in 1972. It was a hot summer - all the summers in Germany were hot as I recall - and because she was too young to play in the paddling pool with her older brother we put her in this blow-up canoe and gave her a few inches of water to play in - she loved it.

I know we don't normally associate rainbow colours with Christmas but somehow this worked and I really enjoyed putting this page together. The photo was taken of one of the festive displays found in one of our local garden centres back in 2012.

This page was inspired by the lovely photos of my great-grandson, Callum, enjoying his first dip in the Mediterranean Sea. It's not too obvious but there's ink spatters in the background - I had fun with the yellow ink, Lemon Sherbet, from Jane Davenport - it's a beautiful sunny colour and just right for a beach themed page.

The last week, Week 6, of the challenge started this evening and my first job is to clear my desk of the detritus from the week just gone. A clear desk, a clear head.

I'm sure I'll be back with more pages to share before the challenge ends.

Have a lovely evening.


Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth, loving the journal pages. Sweet photographs and great layouts. Have a nice week, Angela xxx

Carole Pollard said...

Fabulous layouts so many memories love and hugs Carole x