Monday, 13 June 2011

The Scrapbook Garden - Men At Work


This is my 3rd design for the Scrapbook Garden from this months
design kit.
As soon as I saw this paper in the Basic Grey Sweet Threads paper pack i knew exactly which photo was going to match it. Although the pack on first glance seems to be filled with the most delicious feminine papers you would be wrong as they work equally as well with masculine pages too making them a great addition to your stash . The handy size papers can be used for layouts cards or other projects.
This paper reminded me of a flat cap, with its distinctive check.
I added it to some 12 x 12 Dovecraft cardstock in Whipped Cream
and it matched perfectly you can find a range of Dovecraft cardstock here
its great quality and lovely to work with.
I stamped up some matching images using distress ink
to help give it that aged feel i also embossed them with Distress embossing powder.
The picture I chose was one of the Joiners and Builders
who used to work for my Grandfather and Great Grandfather
in Boldon many years ago. They are nearly all sporting their flat caps.

I used a wood grain paper to mount the photo and for the title
as the page was about joiners I thought wood should be in there somewhere.
I added some measuring tape and some little metal tool charms.
I added a metal disc which has the word 'Lifetime' on it as I
think alot of these Men spent their Lifetime in this little village
being born here , working here , and then sadly dying here.
There wont be any of them left alive now as this picture was taken in the early 1900's
Im pleased with my layout and Im glad I have this photograph of the men who worked hard for my Grandfather and Great Grandfather, and who helped to build schools , churches and houses in Boldon. As well as the joiners who helped out making coffins for my Grandfathers Funeral business.

If you havent been why not pop over to the Scrapbook Garden and have a look at all of the goodies they have for sale theres some great stuff.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment its much appriciated

5 comments:

florenceandfreddie said...

Fab page Jaqi. I really enjoy reading the background stories that inspire your layout for the pages.
Regards Florence.

Julia Smith said...

Fab photos in this layout again Jaqi, all went together fabulously, Julia - ohh, where are the stamps from, look familar

Jaqi said...

Thanks Ladies , the stamps are from Scapz , thats where i get most of my stamps to be truthful Ive had them a while now but use them alot

Jaqi said...

Scrapz even ....sorry

uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
Wow,, It works very good, creative and interesting,,

Uhooi.blogspot.com

This is brilliant , i love it !