Wednesday, 29 May 2013

May Challenge - Those Baby Blues!

3 posts in one week is something of a miracle for me!

Here is my page for my May challenge over on Docrafts, which Coventry Ann kindly ran for me because my youngest Grandson George was in hospital.

The theme was Monochrome using Black & White photographs - I knew exactly what I wanted to do and have spent may hours trying to solve the problem but in the end I gave up and just used photos of George. His brothers Harry and Reece also have beautiful eyes, but Reece's are almost ice blue and too pale to use for the photo effects and Harry has quite dark eyes, but they are too dark for this. Several years ago I was playing with a version of Adobe Photoshop that I had on my old computer and came across this picture of George that I played around with.

I think the effects are stunning as he has such beautiful eyes, I turned the picture into black & white and sepia, I have also used the original colour photo too. I mounted everything onto just plain rectangles of different shades of blue, added a title and just his name and the date they were taken on because I didn't want anything to detract from his eyes.

I love the look on his face and it reminds me of the mornings when he woke up in his cot at the end of my bed and just sat there looking at me with a huge grin on his cheeky face, he's nearly 7 now and is still just a cute as he was then.

Thank you for looking and any comments you wish to make 

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Better Late Than Never - April Challenge

As the title says - Better late than never !

This Layout is from my challenge over on  Docrafts, The theme for April was Easter or Spring.
For us recently, Easter has been a quick break away to charge our batteries until we can get away on holiday.
I have included a few photos from when we went to Cornwall in 2010 and some from last year when we had good weather. This year it was too cold to hold onto the camera, so we only have the pictures that George takes for us, usually the inside of his nose, someone's bottom or things that are on the floor! - he'll get there in the end after all he's still only 6.

The journalling on the pages reads -  Easter is ... Hunting dragons in Cornwall in 2010 and sulking when they can't fly!
It's egg hunts in caravans and being together.
(Yes that is me in the photo, taken between rain-showers on the way there - one of very few I have of me).

The other page (sorry for the quality - I get the shakes in my right hand and I don't think they make cameras for lefties).
Easter is ... Go-Karts and play-fights in Dawlish.
It's donkey rides and Sticky Fingers (The BEST ice-cream shop ever), little monsters with cameras and it's making memories.

Thank you for looking and any comments you wish to make 

Monday, 27 May 2013

At Last My March Challenge Layout

It has taken me such a long time to be able to do this layout, the theme was Vintage and I wanted to use some old black and white pictures I had, but my Daughter borrowed them for her family tree and now I can't find them anywhere.

I have chosen 2 pictures of my Grandad for this layout and have called it 'A Perfect Vintage'. Sadly my Grandad passed away in 2009 and until now I have not been able to bring myself to make a layout with his picture on, but I am finally coming to terms with losing him and this is a tiny tribute to a very special man.
The pictures all over the page are things that meant something to him, or to members of my immediate family and on the back of the first page I have added a sheet of paper with my reasons for choosing each picture. Some of them relate to his hobbies or where he worked and some are special to us, for example the false teeth, he used to push out his bottom teeth and scare me half to death when I was little, he did the same to my Son and Daughter and my Grandsons too.

Thank you for looking and any comments you wish to make