Friday, 30 January 2009

A bit of family history...

I created this page over a month ago now - it was for the Papermaze blog and has only just gone up over there. I managed to get hold of a copy of the only photo we have of my Great-Grandad at my Grandad's funeral in November and I wanted to scrap it. I can't believe how much like my brother he looked - I think he was a handsome chap and its such a shame to think he died so young in the trenches in 1918, leaving behind 4 little children.

I obviously wanted to include quite a bit of journalling on this page, so I decided to use a page from a Making Memories spiral journalling notebook. I wanted to keep the rest fairly simple, but I didn't want to make it too oldy-worldy, so these Scenic Route Sonoma papers were just right - the colours are fresh but not too bright as to take away from the subject matter. The lettering is American Crafts vinyl thickers.
My parents are up this weekend and we managed to get the bed built in time - my dad is going to help Ed put a worktop up tomorrow and then it will be time to move my stuff back in to the scrap room - yay!