Saturday, August 24, 2013

"I'll Never Forget"

Thank you so much for stopping by today and welcome to my new follower....  Your support is much appreciated.

Today I have my entry for the August "Once Upon a Sketch Challenge"  "I'll Never Forget"  coupled with their sketch.  As one of my passions is preserving family history I chose to use a heritage photo. 

Here is my take on the sketch and journalling challenge.
 I have used Kaisercraft Patterned papers - a mix of "In the Attic" and "Sears and Son" and hidden the journalling in a little fold out book from the "Sears and Son" Pocket Watch papers. 
The journalling above says "I'll never forget the days of old, generations long past and keep their stories alive for future generations."  The other verse was on the papers.
 I random punched the outside edges of the paper and then framed the photo with a mix of punching, inking and stitching. 

 Some metal embellishments and a clock made from a Cherry Lynn Die have been added.
 I will add some more journalling on the back pages when I get some more information about Arthur Percival Dix.  I loved the photo of my DH's Great grandfather walking down the street and just had to scrap it.  I was told that DH has many likenesses to his great grandfather whom he never got to meet.

Here is the sketch

Today I have been stripping wallpaper, scrubbing, and  laying carpet - the result of a little mouse moving into our daughter's little childhood dolls house in our storage space so once scrubbed up it is now in our house awaiting finishing touches before being moved on to their home now that they have their own home.  We also found a few more things that will move on to other places but there is a long way to go.  I think those hoarder programmes are quite motivating.  Several times today I said "I am ready to part with this" - long may it continue lol.

Once again thanks for looking.   Would love to know you have been by leaving a comment.

Right no I am off to the scraproom to try and find my mojo.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Until next time....



Trace said...

When I read that you'd been stripping wallpaper and laying carpet (all in a day!) I thought crikey woman!! Then I read it was in a dolls house LOL...Boy you can get a lot done when the house is small!

Unknown said...

Now this is totally divine, in every manner and elements... love it soooo much and the beautiful vintage appearance. Good luck with the clean out, it is amazing how enlightening .... moving 'stuff' on, can be ... :-) There are items, I know I don't need, but they remain. Have a lovely week...