Friday, 17 September 2010

Lots to Do - Monochrome













Hi Everyone, This is my entry for this weeks challenge at Lots to Do which is Monochrome.

This week I have chosen a photograph of my Dad when he was a young boy.

I may have to add some journaling at a later date as I didnt want to add the white paper from the type writer which i usually use.

From being a young boy my Dad (Eddie) loved breeding birds , budgies mainly and it was his hobby right up until he retired. So the Tim Holtz bird and birdcage die fit in really well with this page. I used a selection of corner cutters to finish off each section. I actually found it quite hard to use just the one colour , it was alot harder than i thought, but im pleased with the finished page.

I added an 'E' which is his initial and a quote which says' Thank you for making our time together so pleasent to remember' and he did. I have wonderful memories of my Dad.

I gave the page the title 'That Smile' as here he was only a young boy but when i look at that photo and that smile, its the same smile i remember looking down on me all of my life. My Dad was my best friend, hes been gone nearly 6 years , ( its next month actually) and I still miss him very much.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you all have a fab weekend

16 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Shades of gray so perfect for that picture another special page rich with memories. thank you for using our challenge as the inspiration for all your great pages xx Zoe

Gillian said...

Hi Jaqi, this is such a beautiful Layout, so much meaning in all of the elements and beautifully put together, easy to see how close you and your Dad were :)

Rosie said...

Wow, it's wonderful, Jaqi.
Have a nice weekend

mommabear said...

Its a fabulous way to remember some one its brill I wish I could do scrap booking
thanks for shareing with us at LTD this week xx Alison

Yvonne said...

Beautiful card, Jaqi!

crafty creations said...

What a beautiful page you have achived Jaqi - love the simplicity of it

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

You asked about my suitcase stamp its a wood mounted one called "leather Bound" B line designs No TP422D - hope that helps

Andrea said...

WOW what a great page

Gayle Page-Robak said...

So beautiful! Love your choice of tones.

2amscrapper said...

great entry!

Willy said...

Love the page and the big smile.

craftytrog said...

Super layout Jaqi! Such a lovely photo of your dad! x

Effie said...

Great layout.....

Neet said...

A lovely layout and such a special thing to treasure.

Ellen said...

what a great tribute and a lovely way to remember your dad by.

Linda said...
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Linda said...

Ooops...I'll try again (big spelling mistake!)

I love the way your art is so meaningful Jaqi.....thats the way it should be really. You give me food for thought :-)
Great work.

This is brilliant , i love it !