The challenge this week over at Just for Fun
is Timeless Vintage.
I decided to use this set of photographs of my
Grandmothers brother Dick ( Richard) who went to sea.
The photos show not only him, but one on deck on
HMS Northumberland which was one of the ships he served on ,
and another taken of the ship from the quayside.
The one on deck is fab, the detail is amazing , it really is brilliant and I am very lucky
to have such a wealth of family photographs.
Sadly Dick was killed at sea , like his father before him .
His parents were Benjamin and Isabella Smith .
They had 3 children before Benjamin was lost at sea, then Isabella only being young married
again to Eddie Cherry (my great Grandparents)
they went on to have another 2 children, one of which was my Grandmother.
Ive had this map paper for a while but because I have other Sea faring pictures
Ive cut it in half so I can get more use out of it.
I inked the edges with brushed corduroy distress ink to
give it that aged feel
Next I rubber stamped a lighthouse and sailing ship on the bottom of the 12 x 12.
Instead of matting my photos with a straight edge
I tore the edges and then inked them with the brushed corduroy too
I then rubber stamped and anchor in the same manor
And some compass corners too
I added some destination edging strip
A few seagulls here and there
I used the compass corners to make it look as though they were holding the
pictures in place
And thats it , all complete.
Im pleased with my layout and its another to add to the ever growing collection.
Thank you for stopping by my blog , as always its much appriciated.
Have a lovely weekend and if anyone is off to Harrogate this weekend
let me know and I will watch out for you .