Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Elegant - August sketch from Scrap Africa

Hello all my scrappy friends.  
I’ve finally found some time to scrap
 and was inspired by Denise Van Deventer’s great sketch at 
I’ve been waiting for just the right opportunity to do justice 
to the vintage photo, 
which was taken at another Aunt’s wedding.
I love the sweet bonnet worn by my Sister
 and the smart, tailored look of my Aunt’s clothes. 
My Mother made all the clothes, including the bonnet and hat.
 I choose some Kraft card stock to suit the muted photo.  
The black and white blooms were cut from some wrapping paper 
and the stencil is from Tim Holtz.
The black frame is from Manor House.
It won't be so long before the next post
as I have been challenged by the August current Kraft+ theme.



  1. lovely work, this flowers are amazing and the photo!!! thanks for taking part in scrap africa challenge

  2. Elegant is the perfect title for this lovely layout. Love your mixed media work on your background...and I love the muted colours, it compliments the photo perfectly xx

  3. Hi Helen! At first I thought this was for the kraft challenge! However it is a lovely take on the sketch, and yes such an elegant photo! Beautiful,layout! Love the flowers!

  4. Love it soooo much! Especially those flowers behind the picture. But this layout is stunning, really! And it just makes the picture even better (althougth it is still really great!). Thank you for jining us at Scrap Africa!

  5. wow! Beautiful! Love that you´ve used an old photo! Thanks for playing with Scrap Africa :)

  6. Oh wow Helen....this is simply gorgeous and so elegant! I looooove the styling and the elements are gorgeous! I love that fabulous photo too! ;-) Gorgeous delicate swirl ....all just make for a very pretty page! ;-) I am so pleased to see that you are able to scrap again and have also found the time to play along with our challenge! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-) xx

  7. Such a beautiful page!!!! I love your picture & elements!!!! Thank you for joining us @Scrap Africa!

  8. LOL....funny you should mention the K+ challenge, cos I thought to myself 'Helen could enter this in the K+ challenge as well as SA'...look at that great 'doodle drawing she's done.' LOL!!! Anyways, apart from the great doodle drawing....that soft purple with it all. WONDERFUL choice [yes, I know, it IS purple....but even so......!!!]...& the little touch of bg stencil work. Oh, Helen. I am sooooo happy I can come by and oooh and aaaah again:) Keep 'em coming!!!

  9. Великолепная работа! Фото очень элегантное и зачаровывает своей историей! Спасибо что делитесь своей красотой с нами, Scrap Africa!!!

  10. Such a elegant layout and love the photo. Ladies had so much style back then. How wonderful that your Mum made all the clothes and now this is documented for future generations. Your Mum must have been very talented.

  11. Oh goodness this is so gorgeous I love it!! I love the swirl & the misting & the doodle look to this one!

  12. Gorgeous layout Helen! What a stunning photo! Your Mom was very talented and creative too!

  13. Helen this is just lovely and you have the gesso and mist down to a fine art. Love the colours and the photo is just lovely. My gran used to do all the sewing for all of us and she made beautiful things. A lost talent I think :D Not one I inherited that is for sure. Precious memories.