Monday, 3 August 2015

Scrap around the World

My cousin has asked me to scrap this photo of her grandfather (from the other side of her family).
The photo was taken in 1915 and was in Egypt in front of the Sphynx.
He is the soldier on the left.
This photo is featured in the Ausralian War memorial in Canberra as part of a display about the Egyptian campaign. I took the photo through glass of the original.This means it is very slightly blurry.

Here is the picture for Scrap around the world

I was inspired initially by the sand.
I've also added on the layout a journaling block featuring a bicycle, map paper and the words explore and dream.
The aged colour scheme encouraged me to use neutrals on this as well.

I started with a My Minds Eye paper from my COUNTERFEIT KIT, plus the bicycle journaling block, the balloon, the mini envelope and the 2 tiny postcards by EK Nostalgiques,The attic collection.
Here's a close up of the mini envelope I made with the postcard inside. The other postcard is bottom right tied around with cotton.
I've added 2 arrows, one identifies grandad. I also added a circular sticker to write the date in and a typewriter from the age.
The mosaic pattern at the bottom of this paper also reminded me of Egyptian mosques.
I didn't use mixed media on this as I felt it was busy enough.


Karine Gagnon said...

Such a beautiful layout. Your cousin is lucky! Thanks for playing along with us at SATW.

LCSmithSAVED said...

Oh my those tiny postcards are adorbs! What a treat to scrap such a dramatic point in time.

cinmfoster said...

Great layout. The mini envelope with the postcard is so cute.
Cindy F

Clair said...

You're doing so well scrapping all these antique photographs - I would be so intimidated by them!

Lilibleu said...

Beautiful layout, I love it !! Thank you for playing at SATW :)
Lydie Denis.

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful layout to go with a wonderful picture. A treasure to have :)

Tiphanie B. said...

Beautiful layout, Thank you for playing at SATW :)

langeatheart said...

What a lovely commemorative layout! Great take on the Mood Board! All the best from SATW! :)

Galachko said...

Great layout and photos! Thanks for playing along with us at SATW.

Nicole Doiron said...

What an awesome keepsake! Fabulous take on the August mood board! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around the World!

Itzi Dreams said...

Precioso, casa perfectamente con las tonalidades propuestas en el Moodboard.