Saturday, September 28, 2013

"Pioneer" - Sketchabilities #99

Happy weekend everyone!!  It is a beautiful day here today for the first day of the holidays.  ....at least 'at the moment' it is - think it could be changing though.   

Welcome if you are visiting for the first time and if revisiting thank you for your support.   Would love to know you have been.

For this month's Karan Gerber Sketchabilities #99 sketch I decided to scrap my 3x Great Grandmother (1838-1929).  I have always loved this photo of her sitting in the willow chair in her latter years.  I feel there is a connection to that chair as before I was aware of this photo I bought a child size willow chair for one of my girls and it is the same pattern.  She must have been an amazing woman - having 13 children of her own and acting as nurse/midwife circa 1875 in the early days of the settlement of the Feilding district prior to the district having a doctor. Her husband recorded the births before there was an official process and records.

 I used an eclectic mix of papers - backing papers are K & Company (at back) and then an older Kaisercraft one punched around the edges and added texture paste, glimmer mist and some paint drips which ended up being covered in the beautiful coral lace but you can see them underneath.  The embellishing papers (Lyric), tag and chipboard together with right side flowers are all Prima and the left flowers Wild Orchid.  I dabbled once again with my trusty liquid pearls. 


 My journalling is included on the Prima tag as shown.

 and sketch #99
Thank you Sketchabilities and Karan Gerber for a great challenge.  If visiting the Sketchabilities site check out the header Sketch #98
I was lucky enough to be featured with my  'Hugs' layout.

Once again - thanks for visiting.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Until next time....
Dianne

9 comments:

Wilma Voermans said...

Wow Dianne . a beautiful vintage LO!

Sandie Edwards said...

Dianne I loved reading about your Great X3 Grandma, what a remarkable woman, and her husband for recording the births. It is so important to scrap these precious memories... and that Willow Chair, and the connection, bound to be one somewhere. Amazing isn't it? A really special layout so beautifully scrapped.

sue said...

The women of those times were amazing werent they? My father-in-law was one of 13. Such a beautiful layout to show off that beautiful photo. Gorgeous colours too! Thanks for joing the challenge again at Sketchabilities and congrats on your #98 showcasing! :)

Song Li said...

my gosh. This is beautiful!!!!!! The boarders,the trims, and the paper line you chose are just wonderful together. Thank you so much for playing alone with us at sketchabilities.

dlwidder said...

Gorgeous page! Love the punched border, lace and fabulous photo! Thanks for playing along w/sketch #99 at sketchabilities!

swewi said...

Such a gorgeous gorgeous LO. Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at sketchabilities!

Dorotka said...

so beautiful, it fits this vintage photo perfectly! thanks for playing with us at sketchabilities :)

Bärbel Born said...

Awesome choice of colours! Love the subtle effect! Hugs, Baerbel

Erica said...

WOW!! Such pretty lace, and what a great photo!!