24 October 2014

Now & then

Another layout (kind of) about our recent trip to Sydney.  At AJ's 90th birthday, she had a little display set up in her living room, with photographs and memorabilia of her life.

I used sketch #132 from Sketches in Thyme to design my layout:

The colour scheme was inspired by Under the Jacaranda Tree by Richard Godfrey Rivers, featured at ARTastic this month:

I used some darker purples for my layout (didn't have any in a 'jacaranda' shade) but the inspiration was there.  {To tell the truth, the only time I use purple on layouts is in response to challenges - it's not one of my go-to colours and I don't have very much of it in my stash.}
The vintage photograph I used is circa 1944.  My husband's aunt was in the AWAS and although there was no date on the photograph she has amazing recall of her years in the service.

Also submitting my layout at:
* Scrapbook Fantasies Weekly Challenge #41/2014 ~ Create a layout using lace

Bazzill Basics cardstock
Bo Bunny Jazmyne - Twilight patterned paper
Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue - Violet patterned paper
Cotton lace
Paper doily
Handmade crocheted flowers by Robyn
Prima Rondelle textured alphabets
American Crafts Thickers - Jewelry Box ampersand 
Buttons from local markets
Cre8tiv pearl brads

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  1. You are also rocking that purple ;)
    Beautiful layout. Love the stitching and the lace.

  2. This is beautiful & really features your AJ sooo well:):) The colour is sublime [& I HEAR you re: the purple!!!] & those little crocheted flowers are THE cutest!!! Thanks so much for joining us once again at ARTastic....totally loving this one!!!!

  3. A lovely page Karen. The lace really lifts your photos and I think the deeper purple works very well here. Many thanks for playing along with us on ARTastic.

  4. I'm with you on the purple too......not my fav colour to scrap with but you have done a fabulous job with this page. Your photos are precious and how wonderful to have them. The lace looks fabulous on your layout. Thanks for joining in with us at ARTastic.

  5. That's a beautiful vintage photo and I love the way you've done the current and vintage photos side by side. Thank you for joining the challenge at ARTastic.

  6. Yep hearing you with the purple, but this is a lovely layout and what a milestone and a lovely tribute. Thank you for joining us at ARTastic

  7. Purple or not Karen...your page is gorgeous, and the title now and then works well with the inspiration photo. Thank you for playing with us at ARTastic :)

  8. Love the before and after! It is wonderful to see how people grow and blossom!! the colour does justice to the layout and the photos too, making them stand out and be the focus. Thanks for joining in our challenge at ARTastic this month!

  9. What amazing photos, so special. I love how you put them together and made them the centre of your page. Love the crochet flowers! Thank you for joining in our challenge at ARTastic this month.

  10. This is a beautiful layout. Thank you for joining us at Sketches in Thyme!

  11. I love your layout. The deeper purple goes so well with the beautiful photos.. and the title says it all! The crocheted flowers are delightful and just right for your memory page. Thank you for joining us at ARTastic. Cheers, Di

  12. wow!!!! great thing to scrap and love the photos!!!! wonderful job!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Sketches in Thyme!!!


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