June's ScrapLounge Sketch Layout

Water Baby is a layout using some very old photos of me as a child that I did for the Scrap Lounge Sketch Challenge for June.


You may notice that there is no patterned paper on this layout, the background and elements/embellishments have all been handstamped, using my New Dark Room Door Seaside Collection/s Stamps.  The title word Water is hand stamped and cut out whilst the word Baby is cut using one of my Cuttlebug Alphabets.

The quote I have used for this layout was one from the Dark Room Door Seaside Vol 1 Stamp Sets, it reads:  'Memory is like a child walking along a seashore.  You never can tell what small pebble they will pick up and store away among their treasured things. - Pierce Morris.'

This quote rang true to me, looking at these photos brought back happy memories.  

As a child we always spent our family holidays at the beach, so it was no wonder I grew up loving the water, and in my late teens I became a Volunteer Surf Lifesaver at Coolum Beach in Queensland which my sister had also done before me.  Now living in the country we still try and spend at least one of our holidays each year visiting the beach, although I haven't braved the water for some years now. 

Coffs Harbour has been our favorite holiday destination in the past few years.
 

7 comments:

Julie said...

This turned out really well Danielle. The colour combo is just perfect for both the water and the vintage feel you were going with. Lovely!

Tammy said...

Lovely layout Dani. The colors are wonderful.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love your awesome hand-stamped designer paper!! How fabulous with these sweet photos! Beautiful, beautiful work, Danie!

ann said...

Lovely LO Dani love all the stamping hope you are settling into your new home xx

Karen said...

Lovely work on the scrap page Danie. Such wonderful memories of your childhood. Lots of work cutting out the letters and the hand stamped background is fabulous

Kelly Spivey said...

Oh I love this Danie! What a great layout! This is just beautiful and will make a beautiful page in your scrapbook.

Gardner's Basket said...

What a beautiful layout, Danie! I really need to get back to scrapping. The colors you chose are stunning.