Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Half-Term Hiatus Here

Our plans to go travelling this half-term holiday went out the window, but there are a million and one other things that have been occupying Hubby, Child No.3 and myself - DIY, revision, cinema trips, shopping, clubs, sleepovers, cake-making, reading, de-cluttering, appointments - but sadly not as much crafting as I would have liked.  Hopefully there will be some time for that in the next day or two.  In the meantime here is a page I made earlier:


The photos are from Child No.3's sketch sitting on Las Ramblas in Barcelona last Easter - at least she had a chair to sit on (and an umbrella to shelter under) - Hubby and I  had to stand there for nearly two hours while we first queued for the artist she'd picked out and then watched in fascination as her portrait took shape on the paper.  Made with various papers from my February Counterfeit Kit, with the addition of a scrap of red card and Boys Will Be Boys Sizzlit dies, for a sketch-based challenge over on UKScrappers but also tying in with ATDML's Thirsty Thursdays T challenge for Turquoise and the passage of Time :o)

11 comments:

Tara O said...

Loving it!!! The circle clusters are just so cool!!

scrappyjacky said...

Love what you've done on this page....especially the slightly off kilter photos.

Sian said...

Oh, yes! All that half-terming sounds very familiar. Your page is a fabulous record of a special event

Missus Wookie said...

Half term plans were changed here too - hope you get some crafting done soon.

Lizzie said...

Model Patient... or Patient Model?
The portrait looked great - she was right to choose that artist. I have never had my portrait taken by a street artist, but we had an artist friend, when I was little girl; he regularly took our portraits when he was visiting - we rarely noticed, as he'd wait until we were absorbed in some activity that would keep us still for a while. It was always fun to see the results.
I love your colour choices and the papers you chose. Great page!

scrappymo! said...

What a fab travel memory! I chuckled at the bit about how she had the umbrella whilst you both had to suffer...

Helen said...

I like the angled photos too and the circles - and the journaling direct on the page (pretty much all of it then!)

Alison said...

Love the circle clusters...and it looks like the portrait was worth waiting for!
Alison xx

ms.schwiet said...

Love how you stacked the pictures across the page

Louise said...

beautiful layout love he placement of the photos and all those circles.

S said...

Great page - really stylish - so appropriate for the subject matter. Did I mention it's a great page!