Thursday, 15 September 2011

JFF - Shades of Green, Uncle Eddie

This is my entry for this weeks Just for Fun which is 'Shades of Green'
I cant begin to tell you how pleased I was as yesterday i just recieved my order from
The Scrapbook Garden of some delicious papers amongst which some of them were green.
The delicious new range of Two Scoops papers is gorgeous, I thought the colours looked fab on the computer but they are even better close up.

This sketch was featured on the Scrapbook Garden blog yesterday and again today
after being one of the sketches used by another designer from our team
its a sketch from Pencil Lines, i liked the look of it and thought id give it a try for this challenge.
I decided on another of my vintage photos , one of my Dads Uncle Eddie.
He loved his garden, so green felt as though it was a good colour for a layout
featuring a picture of him.
This green Two Scoops paper was perfect as the little flowers
showed up well once it was sanded , yet I didint feel as though just
because it had flowers on it was a femine card stock.

I had a large tag which i smeared with glue and then rubbed with distress
inks to turn it green once the glue was dry

I added a stamped image of a gentleman with a cane, Uncle Eddie used a cane
as he had injured his back and had a long road to recovery.

 Then after choosing various shades of green cardstock I layered up my design
adding the tag on which I had added a quote too also.
My journalling, Eddie was my Paternal Grandmothers Brother, my Dad was
named after him.

I added his name and some cherries in place of the flowers
on the original sketch, not sure if you can get green cherries
but his surname was Cherry , and the theme was 'shades of green'
so i decided to give it a whirl.
I sanded the edges of the two scoops to distress it a little
and added some craftworks candi pieces to all of the corners.

And thats my layout all done.

Thanks for stopping by my blog , its always much appriciated .
Its nearly the weekend so I hope you all have a nice time, Autumn is approaching fast
but the autumn colours are fab.

If you havent been to the Scrapbook Garden lately , pop along
theres some amazing goodies in stock


The Scrapbook Garden said...

Hi Jaqi - thank you for trying another sketch from this month's 'sketches' theme at The Scrapbook Garden. I love how you have distressed the Two Scoops cardstock as it gives it a lovely vintage feel. Ann x

Jules said...

Glad you liked the sketch Jaqi, you've done a great job with it :D

chrissie said...

Love this page-the greens all go together really well


Zoechaos said...

Fabulous Jaqi always love your pages and the great way you present your family story with each page is very special.

Love those papers and great shades of green thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Von said...

He's a handsome chap Jaqi :) another wonderful page from you and what a coincidence you getting such fab green papers
Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun
Von xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jaqi. Another brilliant page. Especially love the big tag and how you created the colour effect. These are great sketches. I suppose there is no reason for altering the size slightly and using them for card. What do you think? Could that work? If I don't speak to you before have a great weekend.
Regards Florence x

Anonymous said...

Looks fab Jaqi, well done.x

Sandra's Spot said...

Lovely page Jaqi, I love how you have bought the stamping into the story and the tag is great. Now of to visit the Scrapbook Garden (virtually of course). Hugs Sandra XX

Neet said...

Hi Jacqui - lovely LO as usual - absolutely love the stamp of the gent with the stick - how appropriate for your uncle's page. Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, Neet x

Suze Bain said...

Great layout Jaqi and Uncle Eddie was a very handsome man! xx

Janet said...

Fab take on the sketch Jaqi,love the greens.

Jaqi said...

Thanks everyone its much appriciated :-)

This is brilliant , i love it !