Taking inspiration from The Scrappiest Sketch 109 but changing the theme from 'Valentine's Day' I've made a layout this afternoon featuring a very old photograph of me working, or rather, taking a tea break at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury.
It was my first job after qualifying as a Radiographer in 1980 and this photo was taken about a year later.
The shot was taken by a colleague who was a keen photographer and he developed his own photographs in the x-ray darkroom after hours. If you look very carefully you will see my wedding ring on my right hand. He obviously reversed the photo by mistake before developing it.
I've included a tag, attached to the clock face cut-out, which can be pulled upwards to reveal the hidden journaling, highlighting his error.
For the layout I used K&Co and Tim Holtz papers and stamped clock face images over the background.
As I am determined not to increase my scrap-booking stash this year, I delved through my many boxes and found some items I had forgotten about. My collection of punches hasn't seen the light of day for ages so it was past time that I used them again on a page.
Can you spot the three I've used from Martha Stewart?
I think it's as much fun rediscovering old techniques as it is in using new things - or am I just trying to convince myself?!