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Thursday, 23 July 2015

23rd July

White With One.... Marsala!

July Challenge - with the link...

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Now, apparently this challenge has been quite 'challenging'... with only a few entries so far this month....
so I grabbed that challenge and I just love my page!
For me it was more challenging on a personal level, (because of the photo) rather than fear of the colour...
Some of my Marsala may be a little light - the ice must have melted! And I may have over lightened a little when I edited the images. The bricks on the Durable paper are a bit darker than is shown.

Here is my layout...

My Dad's Shed. 

 
I have used a lot of Aged Mahogany Distess Ink, (the closest to Marsala that I cold find), an old ink pad I found with a marsala type colour and some Aged Mahogany Distress Crackle through the tile stencil as well... (but it was pretty old and didn't really crackle much!).
I used the Authentique Durable range - which is so perfect for masculine layouts. I am including the link to that range here from my little shop (Scrap Matrix), in case you are interested! http://scrapmatrix.com/paper-and-ranges/authentique-en/durable/
I also used some Kaiser and Tim Holtz stamps, Prima cogs, some washi tape two TCW stencils and some Tim Holtz letters...

And here are some close ups...



 
It has taken me almost a year to print and use these photos. I am still a bit raw about losing him...
This was his favourite place! (well maybe after the Rex and the bowling club! lol) And when I went to visit, this is where I always hoped he would be. I loved the feel of this place - even though it was always messy and covered in MDF dust... This was his haven, and he was the first to admit that he didn't know what he would have done without it after his retirement.
He started making MDF items (bins, trays, plaques etc) for our folk art painting and decoupage days... and then when I started doing paper tole, he turned his hand to framing.  He often joked that he wishes he had kept count from day one of making those frames... once mum's girls got into it - there was always a huge number for him to do. He complained about being busy - but he loved it.
I love my dad's shed. And I miss my dad.
 
Thanks for popping by and thanks to White With 1 for prompting me to use these precious photos...
Cheers, Vicki
 

23 comments:

  1. I think you have done that precious photo a great tribute.. your layout looks amazing, I love the cogs and design and the marsala color looks pretty darn good too.. thanks for taking the challenge and joining in with White With One this month..

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    1. Thanks so much Lizzie... you just made me get all teary again! xxx In a good way!

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  2. LUV your layout cuz and LUV"D my Uncle Ken <3

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  3. What a lovely theme for your layout! Thank you for playing along with us at White with 1!

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    1. Thank you Nicole, that means a lot... Cheers.

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  4. WOWOWOW Amazing page and beautiful idea to make men page with this colour!

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    1. The colour made me think of these photo, so I just had to scrap them. Thank you.

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  5. Awesome masculine page this colour was perfect for it.

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    1. Thanks Tracey, I enjoyed the challenge. Cheers

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  6. what a gorgeous layout and such a lovely way to honour your dad.Thanks for playing along with White.. with 1 this month.

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    1. My dad meant the world to me, and I haven't scrapped him a lot. Thank you so much.

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  7. What an awesome masculine layout. I think we all remember our Dad's being in their sheds, their man caves. Such a special place for memories and you have done this special place justice, thank you for joining us and sharing with us at WW1

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    1. Thanks Carol. His special place - after the recliner in front of the footy! lol Cheers.

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  8. Fabulous masculine page. Thanks for joining us at WW1.

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  9. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at ww1

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    1. Thank you so much Marie-Eve. PS What a lovely name - my Grandma's name was Eva Marie!

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  10. Wow what a great page love it. Thanks for joining in with us at WW1.

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  11. It is great to scrap these memories! Great page too! Thanks for playing at WW1.

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  12. Thanks Amanda, it's why we scrap, isn't it! Cheers.

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  13. Thank you so much all you girls above!!! I have never had so many comments on my blog! In fact I rarely check it, unless I post something! Your words are very kind and encouraging! Cheers, Vicki

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  14. Fabulous layout, thanks for joining us at WW1

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