Sunday, 7 February 2010

A Title-Less LO

I'm not certain that title-less is an actual word, but it fits the bill here. I scrapped the photo of DS and his Grandpa from last week, and opted to use a quotation instead of a title. I've not done that before, but I like how it looks. It was also the first time I've attempted a herringbone design, which, although a wee bit fiddly, worked out okay in the end. I disguised the lack of a red fabric brad with a metal 'Made With Love' tag, did you notice? I scraplifted the basic idea from a LO by the talented Elizabeth Kartchner, which was printed in the September 2008 issue of Creating Keepsakes.
The quotation is from Joyce Brothers: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. And the technical stuff ~ the patterned diamonds were cut on my Cricut (George & Basic Shapes cart) at 3", and the blue cardstock diamonds were cut to 3.5".
Oh, and see the just seen photo behind the LO? That's my dad (on the beach at Lossiemouth, one of his very favourite places), and I liked the 'connection' of seeing my son with both of his Grandpas.

10 comments:

Rhona said...

Great layout! I like the herringbone pattern and think the quote is very appropriate :)

furrypig said...

Love the layout and at the beginning I didn't even notice the cut pattern of herringbone I thought it was patterned paper! Lovely quote too.

Annesphamily said...

Very cool! I love the photo. But I am very sentimental and I think your dad and DS will have such a nice bond. I love those guy bonding pics too. That herringbone pattern is so pretty and very manly. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Hi Ruth ~

1 - gorgeous layout.
2 - love that you have your dad in the background for this shoot!
3 - fun that you are using your George cartridge with your Cricut. I have several cartridges and the one I turn to the most is George! :o)

xo

Amy said...

This is a great page - actually, most of my pages don't have a title :-)

Bernie said...

Oh this is good Ruth, very good.
Original, just lovely....:-) Hugs

Sian said...

As you might have guessed, I love this photo :) Your herringbone is so clever, gives a nice masculine touch to your lovely page.

Denise said...

Love the herringbone,it's very striking. Am back in the land of the living now January is over !

Liz said...

The herringbone looks really great. If I ever get round to a Lo I might give it a try!!!

Debbie said...

That must hve taken ages - looks fab, well done you! Great scrapable photo!