Tuesday, April 24, 2012

SISTERS 1969

..."a Sister is God's way of proving He doesn't want us to walk alone" Unknown...
Yep that is a photo of  me (on the left) and my little sister, taken Feb 1969 on my sister's first day of school.  I was inspired to scrap this particular photo for The Boxx Fortnight​ly Challenge 11th April ~ 24th April “A Blast from the Past”) .




You can't see the journalling because I've written on the back of the cardboard, that I've used instead of canvas or cardstock.
 















Even thought I havent actually entered the challenge, I've utilised the very simple sketch and criteria over at (the new to me) Scrap the Girls April sketch challenge, criteria was to create a LO in the 8.5 x 11" size, which I've never done before, and I have discovered I LOVE this size :) 
You will see that I've used ONE photo instead of 3 smaller ones - and I've placed the doily and floral bottle top where the star is in the sketch.


I've also used alot of distressing and cracking to depict the age of the photos.  This LO has also inpired me to join the new BOXX group and tutorial, and create a mini album entitled "All About Me".  The LO is just the right size.
I couldn't crop any of the photo as it evoked many memories...If you can see the hill at the top left of the photo...232 Rangatira Rd, Beach Haven where our family lived for nearly 40 years..there used to be farm and trees all around, and naturally with growth is now all houses with a very busy main road. I've seen many accidents and deaths (including friend when I was a teenager) on that road. It looks VERY different, inside and outside, now, to when we lived there (I will scrap that in the future too!!!)
Other memories include Mr. Day's beautifully kept garden (next door) - you can see the Hydrangers near the 'chicken wire fence' in the photo :)  Those huge green (school) cases we carried to school. I think they were a Christmas 1968 present for us both :) I see in my hand a school bus-ticket - we were about to catch the bus to school, and of the green and white checked uniforms - most likely 'hand me downs' and of course the old fashioned panama hat!!
Supplies used:
Pps: Bo Bunny (enchanted) and Glitz (beautiful dreamer); Corrugated cardboard (old pizza box); My little shoebox acetate rainbow and clouds; Stamp-It stamp (a Sister); Kaiser alpha stickers; My2Angels block rose pin; Helmar adhesives; Crocheted doilies, floral bottle top, heart sticker, pink ribbon (all unknown); Tim Holtz distress stain (picket fence and spun sugar): Tim Holtz crackle paint
(picket fence and aged mahogany); Plaid stencil paint (cactus),Plaid crackle medium (window color); Versa colour ink (pinecone and charcoal); StazOn ink (jet black).    Thank you so much for popping over...I hope you're having a great week...Public holiday here tomorrow (ANZAC day)...Lest we forget  {hugs} Mazz xxx
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