Thursday, 8 September 2011

JFF - Timeless Vintage

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
My Journalling
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 .


Von said...

Well what can I say it's a fantastic vintage backdrop for your family photos Jaqi
I wonder if there is a Smith in everyone's family tree :)
Thank you for sharing your memories with us at Just For Fun

Neet said...

That's a lovely LO Jaqi from the background paper to the final finish. Love that script you have used. Thanks for talking us through what you have done, I wish everyone would do that it gives us ideas to work on.
Thanks for joining us at JFF with such a lovely challenge piece and hope to see you at Harrogate (I'm on Oyster Stamps stand probably Caliburing) - Hugs, Neet

Anonymous said...

Super work Jaqi. When I was reading your post I thought how nice it will be for future generations of your family to have all this information. Love the lighthouse and ship just stamped in one colour it really looks great against the background.
Regards Florence x

chrissie said...

Such a beautiful page and I loved reading about it. There is a Smith in my family tree lol


Zoechaos said...

A challenge made you really Jaqi, gorgeous page and lovely background story. Those Kanban stamps perfect for your theme thank you for sharing with us again at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Denise said...

What can I say at the risk of repeating everything all the others have said before me. Wonderful, and you are truly blessed with having these wonderful picture memories in your possession and being able to 'display' them so meaningfully for generations to come. Pat on Back Jaqi.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Jaqi what a fabulous story it was lovely to hear a little about your family and goes to make your piece even more special. The photos are amazing and so much work and detail has gone into this fabulous layout. Thank you for sharing this little piece of history with us.


Janet said...

lovely lay out, the photo's are fabulous

Sandra's Spot said...

Just love this LO Jaqi and all the elements you have used. Its great you have so much family history you can use. just brilliant. Hugs Sandra XX

Suze Bain said...

Jaqi, this is a fab layout. Love that you've used family photos. xx

This is brilliant , i love it !