Sunday, 13 February 2011

Tea Break Layout

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?! 


  1. The clock stamping looks really cool!

  2. No....I quite agree that it's fun discovering old techniques....and old stash you'd forgotten the way you've used the punches on this LO.

  3. I love all the little details a close study of your lovely layout reveals!

  4. Lovely photograph Ann and I love the story behind it. The punches you have used really add something to your page and the papers you have used are fabulous. Well done on resisting the urge to buy more stash! Tracey x

  5. I REALLY love this LO ...the colours are perfect and the hidden journalling was a great idea. I agree about not spending this year ...I have had to rethink my crafting space and looking through the stash that is mine ...not joint ...I could scrap for the rest of my life.....but I do love MS punches and bargains are hard to resist lol

  6. I love all of the borders you used. Your LO looks fabulous!

  7. Just dropped by to say HI ...hope you are not ill and are just busy ....take care ...thinking of you xx

  8. Uhooi,,
    Wow,, It works very nice, beautiful and creative,,

  9. Gorgeous layout,the hidden journalling is a great idea.I enjoyed reading the story behind it too x



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