Sunday, September 30, 2012

My dad

I always have great intentions to play along with the Saturday sketches at Kaisercraft, but I never seem to get around to it.  When I got my hands on some of the 'Sears & Son' collection a few weeks ago, I immediately thought of this pic I had of my dad when he was 17 years old.  Then I saw this sketch at Kaisercraft the other day and thought it would be perfect.  Love it when a plan comes together. :)
Here is my take on it. All products used are from this collection. I have added some hessian, cardboard, twine, a cork button and the alpha stickers.  
 The wooden cogs are from Kaisercraft too. :)
A little close up of my title.  I modified the 'Dad' metal title by covering it with gesso first and then painting it with brown and black paint to give it an 'older' look.

Hope you are enjoying the lovely long weekend (if you live in Australia).  My crew is keeping me fairly busy, but I'm loving it.
Thank you popping by.
Until next time.
M xx

10 comments:

Tracey said...

Fabulous layout Marilize...the papers are just perfect to highlight the great photo of your dad. Love the banner too!

Heather McMahon said...

You just sent me rummaging through the diary Marelize - what long weekend? Then I saw it's just about everywhere but Vic!
Anyway love the pic of your dad. You're so lucky to have one of him at that age. Great layout that captures the feel of the era.

Elaine said...

Isn't a page so much easier when it all comes together on it's own? I love what you have done with the sketch, using that great paper. It's so stylish.
Enjoy the day off tomorrow with the beautiful weather.

Kelly Foster said...

This is fantastic! I really love how you have used that super masculine and vintage looking collection..so perfect with this photo!

Judith said...

Great masculine page Marelize.

Kerryn said...

That photo is definitely perfect for that collection. Fabulous page Marelize!

Lauren said...

The photo is just perfect with those paper, the LO looks fantastic!

Linda Eggleton said...

What a very special photo of your dad, Marelize...and you've used the perfect papers & scrapped it to perfection...love it!

Lynette said...

I love all the texture on your layout...and now I have a few ideas of what to do with all the vintage photos of my mom and dad;-)

Helen Tilbury said...

VERY nice masculine layout Marelize! SO lovely and just perfect for your vintage photo!!