Friday, 15 August 2014

Scrap Around The World - August Mood Board

I have to admit I am a total sucker for the beautiful teal in the first photo and could not resist doing a page with that colour, featuring the arch window in the background and adding the sepia tones from the from the middle bottom picture.
This family are the generation before me; my mothers siblings and their mother, my beautiful Grandmother. Grandma came from Ireland with her parents and two brothers as a twelve year old, she married Grandad in her later twenties and had two boys and a girl, two boys and a girl who were always known as Section A and Section B. My eldest uncle is on the top right and suffered badly from epilepsy so could not be left alone and did not marry until late in life; he and the tallest one in the middle who had his own family of  six were given the family farm when Grandad died and the two ran it together until a few years ago when the elder retired and the younger was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. The youngest uncle on the left was a serving member of the police force until retirement and had a family of three.
The uncle seated on the right is almost profoundly deaf after a shooting accident in his teens and has a family of eight children, he most like our beautiful grandmother; my aunt in the middle was a nurse with a family of three as was my mother on the left with her family of four. Grandma was always proudest when asked 'How many children do you have?' 'Six' she would reply. 'How many grandchildren do you have?' 'Twenty four.' 'How many great grandchildren?' 'Thirty two.' 'How many great, great grandchildren?' 'Three!' This beautiful lady died eleven years ago at the age of ninety four and the family has continued to add  to her family since that time; she would absolutely love to be surrounded by her family as she is in this photo; everyone together.
Thank you for looking and any comments you may leave, best wishes.


  1. This photo
    Does not do this page justice
    I love the chipboard cluster
    I love the colour choice... Great for the photo ... I love reading your storied

  2. What an amazing story! I envy you your large family. There are only three of us left in our family one sister, one bother but I have five daughters and four grandchildren already so I hope to build this family back up all by myself! :) Your layout is an amazing homage to your grandmother. The colors are lovely. She would have loved this! All the best from SATW! :)

  3. Very nice vintage page, i love its atmosphère !! Thank you so much for joining the SATW challenge this month !!!

  4. What a BEAUTIFUL layout, love the layers under your photo...Thanks heaps for playing along over @ SATW this month... :)

  5. Beautiful, warm layout! Great layering and use of different materials! Thank you so much for joining the SATW challenge this month!