Monday, 24 August 2015

Oh how they grow...

This layout was inspired by a sketch on the Lasting Memories blog.  It is a photo we have recreated many times over the years - although in the last few years we haven't visited Rufford Abbey quite so often.

I replaced the title with journaling and used ink and paint through a stencil rather than a second piece of paper.  The wings are represented by the butterflies.  The pink strip along the bottom is actually straight - it is my wonderful lack of photography skills that makes it look curved! 
I definitely need to use ink and paints more on pages.


The journaling tells how these 3 used to struggle and have to stand on tip-toes (or be boosted by Dad) to reach over the statue - now they are having to stoop down.  In this pic DD is 11.  She is 12 and a half now and by her 13th birthday will definitely be taller than me.  It has been a long time since I have been the shortest person in the family ... not sure if I am ready for it yet!

Thanks for stopping by - I really appreciate it :)

Louise x


  1. Such a fantastic layout! Your inks and paints are so fun. :) Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!! And don't worry about link 10. It won't let me delete... but that's ok... this one is here.
    Thanks again!!

  2. thank you for the comment and inspiration on your wonderful blog.

  3. Love this! Inking and stamping is something I would like to do more. Your page is so beautiful. Love the chevrons and the ink with the butterflies. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Lasting Memories and inspiring me personally.

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment - inking and painting backgrounds is out my comfort zone but I do love it when I see others work so am trying to incorporate it more x


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