Saturday, 5 June 2010


My memory is awful, I forget so many things that it does get silly. However some things I remember clear as day, so I decided to scrap my earliest memory...

The journalling reads..
"My earliest memory is of my Dad winding me as a very small baby.
Its the feeling I can remember, the feeling of his large, rough hands rubbing and patting my small, soft, stretchy skinned back."

Due to the journalling being about physical feel I wanted to add layers and texture to the page. I ran a blade along the edges to age them some what, and rough them up. I also edged it with walnut ink (I also used this on the chipboard swirls to age them) . I mounted the photo above a frame so that it was the focal point of the "pile". This frame I had already gone over with promarkers to make the patterns stand out a little more, & then glossy accents on the main part of the pattern.

I layered up other pieces which were either chipboard or thin card. I also used different types of sticky pads, all to ensure different heights. On the very top I put the "Memory" chipboard as the title of the page.

I used a green pen for the journalling to match it up with the writing on the background sheet, but different enough so it stood out more.

The background sheet is "Narratives by Karen Russel", part of the creative imaginations range.
The swirl chipboard is "Venaissance" by Llewelyn-Bowen
The "Memory" chipboard is by Dovecrafts
& the rest of the shapes/frames etc are from "Clover, Classic Scrapbook kit"

I would like to enter this page into the Creative Craft World "Fathers Day" challenge.


  1. What a lovely memory and page, its beautiful, thank you so much for entering it into our challenge.


  2. Good luck in the challenge, I love your page. I used to think you need to fill up the page more but now love this modern style of leaving space. Love the frame too.

    qwiksave x

  3. K it's just beautiful. I really love how you have layered up the frames. What a memory to have. My earliets one is trying to break free of the reigns Mum used to put on me :P

  4. that is a beautiful layout on every level. Really like your 'pile' affect and the vintage effect is fabulous never seen that paper before and I love it!

  5. Oh K what a beautiful page you have created. I love all the layers that you have used. What a brilliant idea making the edges rough as you described your dads hands feeling.
    Thankyou for sharing with us your memory. Good Luck in the challenge

    Choccy xx

  6. What a great photo and a lovely way to preserve the memory. The background paper works really and I really like the fact you have left lots of space. The layers are my favourite part of the layout and work very well.

    Thanks for taking part in our challenge at Creative Craft World and good luck.


  7. This is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for entering it in our challenge.
    (Creative Crsaft World Design Team)

  8. Wow that is gorgous Ilove the way you have distress the page to remind you of your Dad's hands.
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft World & good luck.
    Jenny x

  9. Stunning, I love everything about your layout. Thanks so much for sharing your precious memories with us at Creative Craft World.

    Sarah x



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