Friday, 26 July 2013

Get It Scrapped: City Scapes


By the time you read this, if all goes well and we have the wind behind us, we'll be reaching dry land and heading home. So it feels absolutely right to be posting this Cityscape page I made for Get It Scrapped.


"A chance conversation with a scrapping friend has made me realise how closely connected the cranes are to the way i see our city. usually I think first of the rows of little red brick terraces, the yellow Tower Block of the hospital, the dome of the City Hall. But what is it we can see from every point? What lifts us up and tells us we are home?"

If anyone asks, I like to tell them that I was born in the city, brought up in the country, and now I seek out the sea wherever I'm able. I've made homes close to all three at one time or another; but honestly? I'm a city girl. My heart lifts when I see our red brick. It's mostly Victorian here, our place, terracotta, sandstone, iron, industrial: full of stories of good hearts and hard lives. It will be good to get back.

You'll find more ideas for Cityscapes at Get It Scrapped. I made mine a roughed up patchwork of brick walls and skyscrapers, with washi tape towers and buildings cut on my Slice. And a ship? Of course a ship. it's Titanic Town.

Back soon! I'm looking forward to catching up!


20 comments:

Nathalie said...

Yes, I spotted it at Get it Scrapped :) I really like how you've managed to summarize what your town means to you and how you see it on this page! I'm definitely a city girl myself!

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

I like the depth you've created with layer upon layer of paper, each representing a different component of a cityscape. Well done.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Hmmm. . . do I recognize myself in that conversation? I loved the cranes of Belfast.
Rinda

alexa said...

Such a pretty range of subtle colours here, Sian, and - as ever - so nicely combined. My grandparents and father lived in one of those red brick terraced houses - I remember it all well. Your turn of phrase is lovely.

scrappyjacky said...

What a lovely page,Sian.

stephanie said...

I Love how the yellow in the title mimics the cranes. fab.

Sandie said...

Lovely Sian, the different textures and building shapes go really well and the crane adds something extra. I visited Belfast once but sadly didn't have long enough to explore properly.

Miriam said...

A fabulous page Sian, I love the cranes in the city, I always want to go up in one but I am terrified of heights..so strange....

Karen said...

I've missed you here, and hope you've had a lovely holiday! I love the Washi tape buildings---so inventive!

Chipper Newman said...

I hope you have had a very refreshing holiday! I love the way you layered the lettering on the title. A very happy page.

Barbara Eads said...

I hope you've had a wonderful adventure. I've missed you!

Abi said...

Hope you've had a great time away Sian!

Alison said...

Hope you're safely home with your views off the cranes...great page!
Alison xx

Louise said...

yes I wouldn't have been the same without the ship. As always a fantastic page with a heartfelt story. Hope you had a wonderful holiday x

Missus Wookie said...

Hope the holiday was good and your hearts were lifted up when you saw the cranes. I feel the same when I see the skyscrapers of London. Of course there are always cranes too...

Beverly said...

I never cease to be drawn in by your journaling. I love all the shapes and patterns of this layout.

Sinead said...

Stunning layout and design Sian! I hope you had a lovely holiday :D

Melissa said...

What a great layout! Hope you had a wonderful trip - we took a 9-day road trip this month & had a great time.

Ifa said...

Gorgeous. That Harland and Wolff dockyard is so iconic for Belfast.

Gail said...

What a great page about how you see Belfast and I love how you've linked the cranes to how you feel when you see your city. I hope you had a great vacation and I'm looking forward to hopefully hearing about some of it.

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