Saturday, 17 August 2013

Sun Fun

Hi and welcome. Today's layout is showing photos of  2 of my nieces and self (aged 4 years). These 2 are the closest to me in age, being 11 months and about 2 years younger (yes I was an aunty at 11months). I didn't know these photos existed until the day of my sister's funeral, when I was given 2 small photos (blown up for this layout). There was no information about where these were taken, but the when was probably after Christmas in 1955 or early 1956, because the doll I'm carrying was a Christmas present that year.
I'm glad the photos came into my possession although in sad circumstances, as they brought back many fond memories I had of spending time with my sister and her family. I know I often spent time with them especially after they moved to the tiny seaside village of Hastings Point on the far north coast of NSW. I knew that my foot was bandaged and it wasn't until tonight, that I remembered having trodden on a nail, and having to have my foot wrapped.... no such things as stretchy bandages then. It would have been made from cut / torn old sheet, and boiled in the copper to sterilise it. I really enjoyed my visits, as my nieces were more like younger sisters, my own siblings having all grown up and working, at this time.

I've gone with the bright colours of summer, with the backgroud papers and flowers. Some of these were commercial,  the rest were handmade, diecut from experiments using the gelli pad and gesso, acrylics and sprays.


Acrylics were used on the chipboard flourish and butterfly. These were then finished with glossy accents. The same product was also used on the lettering for the title.  The butterfly was also glued onto organza ribbon, trimmed and   completed with bits of bling. I found a tiny doll in the stash and dressed her in a folded flower.  


I am entering this layout into the ABAC Challenge, Summer  Fun inspired at:

Thank you for visiting. i  hope  you come again.
Cheers, Di


  1. Hi Diane, I enjoyed reading through your story and just love your layout. What lovely memories you have and what a lovely way to display them. Hugs, Anne x

  2. What a beautiful way of capturing these memories so they are not lost again. It is amazing what can be hidden away for years in our memories. Hugs, Jenny x