My scrappy nook overhaul is STILL in progress... I have saved the "best" for last. The 15 years worth of memorablia that I thought I would on scrapbook layouts needs sorting out. I know I intend to pitch most of it. I'm just worried that something critical might be in amongst the "stuff" so I feel the need to sort through it all... And I'm procrastinating. So instead, I push aside the stuff, create a little hole to work in and create away!
I was inspired this time by the latest Stuck?! sketch.
I mixed and matched some My Mind's Eye collections, Crate Paper die cut flowers, a doilie cut using a Top Dog Dies die and some Teresa Collins and the sketch.
This was the inspiration sketch;
Just under a year ago my Gran passed away. While cleaning out and getting her home ready for sale, one of the tasks we had was to sift through the many, many, many pictures she had collected over the years. Amongst them were pictures of the "early days". Days long gone by that I don't remember. Like this one of me as a baby. I don't have the specifics on the date nor do I remember to ask my Mum when we speak... But it's scrapped.
I debated long and hard over scanning the picture and using a printed copy or just using the original. I went with the original. Largely because I was away from home scrapping and I really just wanted to finish the layout then and there! Do you have old pictures like this that you need scrapped? Do you use the original or a scan in version if you don't have the digital file?
I moved the title from it's orginal placement in the sketch to the bottom lefthand corner. It not a grand title but then again, it doesn't need to be in my mind. I didn't journal the picture either as I don't want remember this occasion. If anybody ought to journal it, it's my Mum or Dad. So for now, notes on the back will suffice. Once I remember to ask the necessary info... Like date and ages.
Difficult to tell but one of those two hearts is gold. It's so difficult to pick up the shimmer of the metallics sometimes. You have to shoot from above to get the non-distorted picture but then the light doesn't hit the metallic at the right angle... You get the idea though, right?!
Thanks Stuck?! Sketches for another inspiring sketch!