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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Space Oddity

Another layout started and finished at the ATDML retreat! 
I am finding that I don't take so many photos nowadays, apart from holidays when we take hundreds, so I am short of material for non-holiday layouts.  Krafty Karen suggested that I try scrapping older photos, or old favourites which may have been scrapped before, but deserve another look.  I found this concept a bit daunting, since I scrap strictly chronologically!  One year, one album.  But I have embraced the step out of the comfort zone and now have an album for a Miscellany of Incidental Pages ...... LOL.
This is the first incidental layout, it's an old favourite photo of mine from 2002, DS2 dressed as an alien for the Scout carnival float.  We sprayed some old clothes and a swimming hat silver, made him a sign and constructed a rocket back pack from sprayed fizzy drink bottles and duct tape!

It's quite a simple page, I have let the background paper (Maja Designs) do all the work and used another of their papers for the central panel carrying the photo and journaling.  The title was cut on the Silhouette, I wanted a font which I had previously seen in passing and thought might be called Bellbottom, but wasn't sure .... happily I found it on one of the free font sites, downloaded it and was ready to go!
I really like the way it has all come together :-)


  1. GReat layout - glad to see you have embraced my idea of doing some older stuff and you can still put that stuff in date order. I have a heritage album for photos from my childhood and photos of older family members - I still put them in date order as best I can in that. Fabulous outfit too - very creative!!