Saturday, 6 April 2013

Hi Ho, Hi Ho

Part of our Cornwall holiday in 2012 was about reliving childhood memories, memories which included dad and that until recently had been too painful to relive.  I finally feel at peace with his death, so going back to Cornwall and visiting places we went to on holiday was so therapeutic and fun.

We did "dad" things like taking a detour to see where a road went!  One particular detour took us down a really narrow lane with high hedges, which was a tad scary for me now as I'm use to motorways more than narrow lanes.  I find going back to Somerset strange now - suddenly you have to remember how to put the lights on full beam!

This particular day we went to Poldark mine as I wanted to see whether it was what I remembered.  I'm sure it's more commercialised, but I overcame my fear of being underground in narrow spaces.  Dad would have been proud that I could do it without him holding my hand!  It poured all morning so it was raining underground, which was funny.

As the layout was about mining and I wanted to included 4 photo's I needed to find a way of making the page more masculine and find a way of using embellishments which wouldn't overwhelm the photo's.  After a bit of digging I came across some Tim Holtz bits and pieces which were perfect.

Washi tape, photo negative and the metal embellishments helped me to create the feel of a notice board.

These keys have been sat around for ages, so it feels great to find new ways to use them.

The edge of the negative gave a perfect hold for some twine and I found some lovely beads to use to add an interactive element.

I love how this page has turned out even if I do say so myself!

Happy crafting