I just love these photos of Darcie on her first birthday. She's a typical country kid - sitting and playing in the dirt even in her good dress! I found the quote 'Little Girls are Just Angels who Haven't Yet Spread Their Wings' and thought it was perfect for my layout.
I did a bit of quilling in the shape of a heart and attached the chipboard wings.
My double layout would have to be my favourite of all time. I don't usually do doubles - I always have trouble filling up the space! I decided to do an 8.5 x 11 double so that it would be easier for me. I have used corrugated card as my base. The criteria for this layout was to pay homage to your past and include photos, memorabilia and journalling. I chose to do my layout on how grateful we are to Luke's parents for all that they did for their family. They have both passed away now so this was my way of saying thanks to them.
It was so lovely to look back through their old photo albums when I was looking for the photos to use. Sadly I had so many questions about who the people were or where particular photos were taken that will never be answered. :( Luke was able to fill me in on the bits he could remember (which really wasn't a lot! LOL)
I used a Kraft envelope to put my journalling in and cut out the apples from some October Afternoon pp.
The chicken wire I used on my layout actually came from our old house yard fence. I had to attach it to my layout using wire.
The above photo is a picture of Luke and 2 of his brothers when they were kids. The family used to have a stud back then and would travel around to the country shows showing their cattle.
I included an old picture of our house - it sure has changed a lot since then. The people in the second photo are (left to right) Luke's Mum holding his older brother, Luke's Pop, His Uncle and his Nan.
The third lot of criteria was to create a practical OTP that can be used in everyday life. This one really stumped me for a while - I wanted to create something unique. I really went out on a limb for this one. I found some old preserving jars up in the shed so I made some homemade spreads (using fresh ingredients from the farm of course! The eggs came from our chickens, the lemons and passionfruit were home grown too.) I found this old wooden box and decorated it for a storage box.
I added some Echo Park papers to the inside as well and decorated the jars using some patterned papers, hessian and ribbons.
My biggest fear was that the jars would leak in transit and when the ladies at SBM opened my entry there would be a big sticky mess!! Thankfully it all stayed intact!
So there you have it. I still pinch myself everyday that my entry was chosen as one of the 10 winners. I am so grateful for the opportunity that has been thrown my way.
Thanks so much for stopping by and making it to the end of this mammoth post! LOL