It's my turn this month again to have Sketchbook365 create a sketch from one of my pages. Thanks 365!
This time round it's taken from a layout I made for an article in the "Viewpoint" series - on scrapbooking from an unusual point of view (almost said "angle" there: but scrapbooking from an unusual angle? sounds a bit extreme). My point of view? A dream - of a house to decorate, all of my own. a fantasy page, which you can find in this month's Scrap365
When I saw the sketch, I decided to have another go at the same design and this is what I came up with. I wasn't ready to let go of the house theme just yet: this one is about the bits of treasure I find when I go poking around at my Mum's. Every visit, lately, I seem to have found something to bring from her house to ours. In local terms it's called "pruch" and you can say it with as much spit as you want to. It simply means "lucky treasure" - maybe from an attic or a car boot sale or even a bin - anything you fancy holding on to when someone else wants to throw it away. My pruch a couple of Sundays ago included:
- Ronan the Donkey, who always seems to travel with James the Falorie Man (from Storytelling Sunday), so he had to come home. he is felt, very lovely and made by my Mum many years ago.
- a hand puppet I started when I was about ten, obviously with quite a lot of Mum's help, by the look of that face.
- a treasured Christmas present: my "Slideorama" which required darkness (the cloakroom) and many, many batteries before it would work.
- a newspaper announcing the death of George VI. This is the ultimate pruch in that it wasn't ours to start with: a visitor left it with my Mum because she thought we might be interested. Of course we're interested.
Here's the sketch:
There are some lovely, different interpretations by the Design Team on the Sketchbook365 blog and a great prize from our High in the Sky good friend A Sprinkle of Imagination. You have until April 19th to add yours to the linky: and I'd love to see some from all you sketch lovers out there. Best of luck! Someone has to win and you can enter from anywhere in the world....
Coloured cardstock background, just to try something a bit different
Wood veneer houses and grey alpha from Studio Calico
Papers from 5th and Frolic Dear Lizzy
Velvet ribbon and stamp from Citrus Twist
journaling typed on a pull out card