Wednesday, 22 January 2014

So Much Time to Play!

Being away at a retreat certainly brings plenty of time to catch up with things that you want to play along with.
This is the January Sketch Challenge over at

I rotated the sketch a few times before deciding on how my layout would work. 
I knew which photo I wanted to work with and 
played around quite a lot before getting my ATG gun out!

I had taken a "Park Bench" kit with me that I found on my shelf and really wanted to kill it rather than bringing it all home again. As you will see over the coming days, a fair few layouts were achieved using the contents of that kit!

"50s Friendship Forged " tells the story of this photo...
 For many years I thought these girls were all friends and had known each other for years 
(it certainly looks like it, don't you think?)
but it turns out that my Mum (middle) was on a beach (probably Morecambe) 
when a local newspaper photographer asked if she would have her photo taken.
He was looking for a few young girls to walk along the beach and, as if by magic, that's what he got.

I would love to track these girls down - hmmm, now there's a thought!

(And, yes Mrs S, you're eyes are not seeing things, 
I have journalled, in my own handwriting, on the front of the page!!!)


  1. I've lots of mum & dad's photos and you've given me some inspiration here on how to scrap them :)

  2. Oh thats a fabulous story behind the photo - loving the layout, will check out the sketch!

  3. Beautiful layout, love the story behind it, would never have guessed they wern't all best friends!

  4. Beautiful papers (I think I have them somewhere!) looks great mixed with the b+w photo. xx

  5. Love how you turned the sketch, and your use of the flags and frames is lovely! Live the story behind the pic too!! Thanks for playing along with our sketch :) Nat xxx


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