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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Five Generations

Morning all

I've been so busy the last few days that I have neglected my blog.. I'm having a 'staycation' and time is flying by! Why is it that when you're at work, the days drag by and when you have days off they fly by??  If anyone can tell me, please let me know how I can slow down my holidays! 

Anyway, I digress, here is my effort for the challenge over on Another Freaky Scrapbook Challenge Blog  where we were encouraged to scrap about our ancestors... so I chose this one! I used a sketch from the Lets Get Sketchy Blog here

This photo is of five generations of our family..starting with my Gran (sitting front left) my Mum (middle back row) me (back row left), my sister (back row right) and my sisters daughter (front right) with her son on her knee. 

I entirely used Kaisercraft  Humming Bird collection and I journaled on the back (as I often do). The wooden bird cage is also a Kaisercraft one too and the only deviation I used was to use sequins from my stash (no manufacturer I'm afraid! ) The punch for the banner at the top was a Martha Stewart one.  The rest of the embellishments were fussy cut from the papers including the birds and the birdcages. I had used a lot of these papers in my Counterfeit Kit for September, Summer Swansong, from the CKCB blog.







The photo was taken on the occasion of my Grans 90th birthday and we all visited her at the home she had moved to. Sadly my Gran is no longer with us, but this is a great photo to have now that she isn't around anymore. 


This is the sketch I used 


Do let me know what you think.. and pop back soon! 

Elaine

XX





21 comments:

  1. Such a pretty layout! LOVE how you did the circles and the pink is so pretty!!

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  2. What a lovely layout and great occasion (lucky family) Great take on the sketch and collection. Love the bling of sequence
    Thank you for sharing at GET INSPIRED MAGAZINE

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  3. A beautiful layout - I think blog neglect is happening all over at the minute - certainly is on mine!

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  4. Beautiful layout and I love your rendition of the sketch. The rhinestones in the circle is a fun accent I enjoyed doing the same last month on one of mine it really gives a nice look to a layout :)

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  5. Well our take on that sketch is spot on. Fab page.

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  6. Fantastic photo Elaine and I adore that layout.You are good at the finer details of bling on the circles.

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  7. Such a pretty page! Thanks for linking up to the ezine challenge!

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  8. Thank you for joining in at AFSC. What a special photo to scrap and great take on the sketch
    Mary

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  9. So pretty! Thank you for sharing your work with us at Let's Get Inspired!

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  10. I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you have done with those sequins! Lovely job on the colors too! Super cool! Thanks for playing along with us at AFSC! hugs from NY!

    Mitra

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  11. Gorgeous layout, great take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us on LGS!

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  12. Beautifully done! Love the birdcages and sequin circles. Thanks for joining us @ LGS.

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  13. A big occasion - really loved the bird/cages motifs :)

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  14. love the birds and sequins~!!thanks soooo much for playing along with LGS!!!

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  15. Lovely page and great take on the sketch. Thank you for playing with us at LGS!!

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  16. Awesome page. Thanks for playing at LGS.

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  17. What a reason to celebrate. Great page and thanks for joining us at LGS

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  18. Beautiful page! Thanks for sharing with us at Lets Get Inspired!

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  19. I'd love to have a multi-generational photo like this one - even though your gran is no longer with you, how wonderful that you have it and have showcased it in such a pretty way!

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  20. Wooooow! What a beautiful photo: it's perfect for this challenge and your page is beautiful too. Eli x AFSC.

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  21. Awesome take on the challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge. A lovely, clean and well designed layout!! Hope to see you here again soon!

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