It's Hump Day... OMG I don't know where the time goes...
I have another reveal for you today and it is the last one for this DT term at Let's Scrap. I have enjoyed working with all the girls on the DT for last four months and will miss them. I wish the incoming DT a wonderful new term, designing, making new friends and sharing knowledge. Here is the final sketch for this term.
Here is what I did with it.
I used a new range of papers from Farmhouse and I just love the colours and the slightly distressed look of the papers and thought they would be perfect for these photos taken from a lunch we had when we took my FIL away for his 87th birthday. I loved the brick background paper and so I cut away in a few places to reveal the card stock behind and just used some water colour in those exposed areas. I then went and inked it up a bit with Tim Holtz distress inks just to darken some areas then stamped with a distress stamp and the coffee stains. As you can see my layout doesn't look anything like the sketch but I had more photos to use. (Sorry Debby de Wilde:))
I added a banner in the top left hand corner, and a couple of long pennants at the bottom, I also fussy cut one of the flowers from the reverse side of on of the papers just to bring the blue in. The title was painted with the same colour blue.
I used the same pennants on the top of the right had page. I kept it really simple because I really liked the papers and didn't want to hide them.
My journalling is on the back and says...
All Dad wanted for his birthday this year was to see the sea again. When Simon was a baby they spent 6 months down at St Michael's on Sea which is the beach next door to where we have our holiday home in Uvongo, all he really wanted was to go back to all the places they had been so many years ago. We had already booked him a night at Lords of the Manor which meant the long seven hour trip would be broken up, maybe we could pull this off. We insisted that when we got to the flat that we would get a wheelchair for him, but he was dead against that feeling that it would take away some of his independence. We live on the third floor and it is a really long passage and we knew that he would not manage the walk and so we didn't let up on the issue and we got the wheelchair. It allowed him to come with us everywhere that we went without the worry of getting too tired, oh we had a ball and one of the outings was to take him to lunch at the Waffle house which is one of the most popular restaurants on the South Coast. The ciders were ice cold, the view tranquil and relaxing, the food is decadent and delicious and the company was superb, and he loved every minute of it. Just one of his birthday treats. :)
Thanks for taking a look.