Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Nana Crawley ...........
I have been a lurker on Once Upon a Sketch for a long time, so thought it was about time I joined in!
The "case file" for this challenge is unusual in that it is more than a sketch and colour challenge with journalling and techniques also required.
This is so not the layout I was going to do! I had planned a really inky page with a small photograph of my Nana. But then I noticed the painting hanging on the wall at the top of the photograph. It is not any old painting but a watercolour of three shell pickers on the beach painted by my Grandpa in 1927 and which now hangs in our sitting room! What a surprise as I've looked at this photograph so many times! So I just couldn't cut the photograph and consequently had to change my whole page design!
So this is my interpretation of the colour scheme and sketch and I have also used:
: tone on tone
: floating inspiration words
: journalling in the form of a letter
Add some collaged and inked pieces and some handmade flowers and leaves, a search through my drawers for doilies, pins and lace and I surprised myself with the colour scheme!
My journalling is on the ribboned tag - what was she thinking/dreaming of? Would she have had any idea where her life was eventually to take her and even now how often she is remembered and loved. I know she dreamed as she told us such wonderful stories which I always believed were true!
Do pop along to Once Upon A Sketch and have a look at some of the DT layouts and some of the fantastic entries. Every layout is just so different.
Thanks for popping by!