Monday, 2 October 2017

Stuck?! Sketches! DT post 1st October 2017 - Wherever possible choose adventure

Welome back to my blog today where I'm sharing a DT page for
I like that this sketch uses multiple photos and still leaves room for white space. 

The background paper is an older one; it's by Kaisercraft, "Basecoat" collection. 
I teamed it with a new Kaisercraft collection, called "Factory 42" 
using the cogs and pipes from the collectables kit. 
The metal cogs are from my stash, I'm not sure where I sourced them.
The rulers are also Kaisercraft, "Photo friendly"
The mesh on the side is from a die lent to me by my friend at a Scrapping day.  
Thank you Marilyn. 

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-
We were lucky enough to have you for a whole day during the Winter School Holidays and decided to take you to Port Adelaide to see the "Faile",  a 151' ketch built in 1909 and the "Adelaide" the worlds oldest clipper ship, which was used to transport passengers and goods from the Britain to Adelaide. Perhaps some of your ancestors arrived on her?
Of course I took my camera in the hope that a change of surrounding might evoke enthusiasm for photos, but it was so cold we found it difficult to get a spot out of the biting wind.  The Port is full of wonderful old buildings, history and Graffiti and I'd like to take you all back there next holidays.  Love Granny, 17th July 2017.

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  1. Such a wonderful boyish layout! I love the colors and all the masculine elements. Your grandkids look so sweet.

  2. Ooooooohhh love this page Helen - the papers and knick-knacks you've chosen work so perfectly with those pics and that fab sketch. Love the whole thing :o) x

  3. You had the absolute perfect pictures for this layout, Helen! What great grandparents you guys are! The cogs are a fun element & I love the quote!

  4. What a fabulous boyish page you have created, love the gears and pipes embellishments, perfect photos too!

  5. This is a lovely take on the sketch, great way to use up all those photos and perfect masculine embellishing too!!

  6. Love those photos!! Port Adelaide is certainly a wonderful place to take your grandboys .. so much history down there and so many gorgeous old buildings to see. This page is gorgeous! Love the colour palette and the cogs and pipes are the perfect embellishment!! hugs xx

  7. What a great backdrop for this photo shoot! :) I love how you brought additional colors into your "steampunk" design. Really gives it a fun edge. Big hugs, Autumn

  8. Love it Helen, great texture, so perfect for these pics!!

  9. Fantastic layout Helen! Such cute photos you featured! Love all the gears!

  10. Such a gorgeous page and I love that green background! The photo's really pop and the accents so cute! ;-)

  11. A fantastic boys page, I really like the green background and all the bits and bot boyish elements, like the cogs and chicken wire. Love the design as well, really eye catching layout

  12. Oh I love the photos Helen you are so lucky that they will pose for you... I have no chance with the twins at the moment :D
    Beautiful layout for boys and the cogs etc work perfectly. Love the colours.

  13. The papers work well together and the embellies, cogs etc fit the theme and layout perfectly.. Good on you for taking your camera, the boys have done well. Wonderful memories for them all. Beautiful , thanks for the inspiration. x