Tuesday, July 15, 2014

16 Years Apart

Once Upon a Sketch is another of my favourite challenge blogs. This month the challenge is to use a number as the focus for your page - and, of course, base your page on the sketch above.

When I saw these photos of my sons Jaime (21) and Benji (5) I knew at once that I wanted to use their age gap as the focus of my page. They really do love to do things together despite the years that separate them. They have similar interests in that they both love 'boy things' - especially lego, video games and superheros. In the photo Jaime is helping Benji to make up a new lego set and then they are shooting marbles out of the finished machine. The delight on both their faces makes me smile.
The Crate Paper 'Boys Rule' paper collection was perfect for this page. I stamped and inked my background paper (look PP background and not white cardstock!) then I layered various papers and die-cuts to make an interesting mat for my two cute photos. The number '16' is an October Afternoon product which I hung from the bakers twine, and I completed my title with mini-alphas and various October Afternoon tags.

Have a great week and do have a look at this challenge over at the Once Upon a Sketch blog here!


Lizzy Hill said...

You never cease to inspire & amaze me with your creativity! And yes, I see no white paper in sight!!! Love the way you've twined the twine!!! And the story - it's great. Wonderful that they are such great friends, too:):) And as always, thanks for sharing with us at OUAS!!!!!! I know you've FBed this one:):)

Lizzyc said...

Fabulous layout, great take on the challenge.. and they do look like great mates!

Val Thorpe said...

Ah this is such a lovely layout and story. Yes you are right the age difference doesn't really matter. I love the layout too. You rocked this one. THanks for playing along with us at OUAS :D

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