Thursday, May 19, 2011

Not Yet! Then I Should!

  As I was flipping through photos yesterday, I came to realize that I have yet to scrap a page about my Dad. He's sort of not the kind of person that likes to get his photo taken( kind of like me). So the two photos I found of him are quite the rare treasure.
Sassy lil' Sketch 5-14-11

  I had specific reasons for choosing the elements I used for this page.Take the camouflage flap for example. Ever since I was little, my Dad has a camouflage hat on his head every time we go outside. ALWAYS. I think it might be weird if he didn't. He has had one ever since he was in the Marines. The Camou flap reminded me of that. I had just salvaged the flap from my son's canvas backpack( the bottom of which was ripped up beyond repair). I chose the blue plaid paper by Fancy pants because it reminded me of the shirts my Dad liked to wear when I was a kid. Embellishments and trim from the Making memories Just Chillin' line added a nice masculine touch to the page. The journal spot was made on a whim by me. I have always wanted to use my mists and a mask to create one. I just got some new masks by Tattered Angels from their Heidi Swap collection. So I was quite happy to use one here with some sapphire glimmer mist.
  Though a lot of people looking at this page would not know the meaning behind some of the elements chosen, the page in and of itself is a nice tribute to my Dad. I invite you to consider choosing page elements that may have significance to you. Without realizing it, the tone or feeling behind those choices may well translate into the page itself, giving the viewer a deeper feel for the page's subject.


  1. This page is awesome! I love all the meaning behind it! Have you written down why you chose what you did to put this page together? I think your son would love to have a record of these tidbits about his grandpa. Great job!

  2. I love it! So masculine but yet lovely!

  3. LOVE your page!!! and all the fun misting and great boy colors!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Sassy Lil Sketches!!!

  4. I love how you chose all these special little tidbits, too - maybe you could add a little pull tab behind the layout so your son could see all of that, too. I love the masking on your page - thanks for playing along at ScrapFIT!