Friday, 15 March 2013

Family Layouts

I had a little time to scrapbook last weekend, my mum and I are putting together a family album of pictures from her childhood and I’m loving working with these old photos.The first page uses a sketch from Pagemaps for an Imaginisce sketch contest. (my mum’s the little one in the middle!)
The second page, which has photos of more cousins is for the challenge at Sketch N Scrap using their sketch
After starting to scrapbook about fifteen years ago, I've had a long period when my crafting has focused on card making and inky,  stamping messiness, leaving the scrapbook papers gathering in a corner, so I really am still finding my feet and style again. I have tons of paper, much of which is now very dated so I can see a session with the inks and paints happening soon!
I’ve used a combination of new and old stash on these pages – the copyright date on the striped paper was 2004 ! I’m happier with the first page than the second, but it’s a learning process and I’m having fun !
Just had to show a close up of this photo as I love it  - we’re not sure though what the dark shadow is ! Thanks so much for stopping over – if you have any suggestions for my layouts I’d love to hear them !  Esther xx


  1. Awesome photos! Love both pages, these papers work splendidly with your photos! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N scrap!

  2. Hi Esther, it's not very often I come across a blogger that is so close (I live near Colchester). I really like both your pages and the colour combo you have used is lovely. I especially like how you moved up the strip on the sketch, it has anchored your photo nicely.So glad you could play along with us at Sketch N Scrap.xx
    As for suggestions about your scrapbooking..keep doing what you're doing, you have a great style. As long as you are happy with the results that's all that counts.

  3. Beautiful work and such a wonderful family keepsake Esther. Hope the dark shadow was not a ghosty lol. Hugs and thanks for sharing, that sure looks like a lot of work
    June xxxx

  4. Gorgeous scrapbooking - these are wonderful pictures to treasure. Nicola x

  5. Absolutely beautiful layouts! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

  6. Love the black and white photo's with the papers. Great layout. Thank you for joining us at Sketch-N-Scrap.

  7. Beautiful! I love scraping old photos! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketch-N-Scrap!

  8. Wow your work is beautiful and I love the photos!! Thank you for joining us this month at Sketch~n~Scrap!

  9. old pictures are the best! I love that you are showcasing them in such a beautiful way! Thanks for playing with SNS

  10. I love working with the vintage photos. Thanks for playing along at S~N~S.


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