Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Yesteryears (OUAS & WW1 challenges)

I spent a few hours scrapping this weekend and played along with 2 awesome challenges.

The November challenge at Once Upon A Sketch consists of using this lovely sketch along with 'My Happy Place' as a journalling prompt.

And, since I love to work with white lately, I have found a great Australian challenge blog called White... with 1 whose requirement is to use only the color white complement by 1 other color every month.  This month's color is 'blueberry'.


But, silly me, I didn't read the entire rules before playing along so didn't see that my layout had to be exclusive to the WW1 challenge so I'm out of the running for the prize, but nonetheless, I am very grateful for the inspiration as I just love the color scheme of my finished layout.

My grandparents' house... one of my happy places, where I spent so much time as a child.

The journalling reads: 

Pepere & Memere Allard's house
Some of my fondest memories took root inside that house on the hill where I spent all my Sundays of yesteryear.  To this day, whenever the Savoie family gathers in what is now my Uncle's house, I can still feel my late grandparents' presence there: Memere sitting at the kitchen table playing cards and Pepere closeby nodding off in his rocking chair.  I feel so blessed to have known such kind souls and to have had this second home where I felt warm, safe and happy, a house built on family values and love.

 


I added some SnowTex on the chipboard trees and dabbed white paint all over my layout to give it a more Wintery feel.


The background was done using a piece of corrugated cardboard painted white.



Thank you for visiting!

17 comments:

  1. Oh this is gorgeous.. very wintery!!

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  2. Oh Nicole... I love everything about this layout. It is choc full of wintery goodness and your story took me straight back to my childhood and similar memories. This is magnificent :D Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS this month, don't forget to load your layout on our FB page too...
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Once-Upon-A-Sketch/150044095058422

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  3. What a cool looking layout. Perfect embellishments and colours for your photo. Love the glitter and sparkle.

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  4. Stunning layout! Love the beautiful winter wonderland scene! Thanks for joining along with OUAS :)

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  5. Absolutely MAGNIFICENT Nicole. Adore this. Cheers Di xo

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  6. love love love LOVING this.
    Gorgeous layout.. and what wonderful sentiment too.
    I am so glad that the WW1 criteria helped to inspire such a gorgeous piece.
    I hope you come back to play again next month.. :-)

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  7. Oh Nicole, your page is absolutely stunning. I love the white/blue colors - so beautiful and serene for this wintry page. Thanks for sharing your sweet memories of the special relationship with your grandparents! So glad you joined us for the November Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for posting your LO on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  8. What a beautiful page! Thanks for joining in at WW1!

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  9. Nicole this is spectacular!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at WW1 this month. I really hope to see you joining us again! :)

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  10. Jeeeesh Nicole! this is absolutely stunning! beautiful beautiful scrapping! Your heartfelt journalling about your grandparents and wonderful childhood memories is just wonderful! thank you SO much for sharing them with us at OUAS!

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  11. Congratulations on your gorgeous LO being featured on the Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  12. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH this is stunning!!! thankyou for sharing your work and playing along with WW1

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  13. oh Nicole , its such a beautiful layout, and the journalling is wonderful..i have a similar story.. my family were lighthouse keepers along the east coast of NSW. 7 head lighthouse keepers / 1 head engineer over 3 generations and 140 yrs in service.. i head back to one of the many lighthouses my family lived in and i feel them there, their essence resides there.thanks for sharing your story ..and wow what a magical spot .the snow...breathtaking .

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  14. Just Lovely ... thanks for taking part in this months White With 1 challenge... love what you have done with the blueberry

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  15. Oh so beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along this month at WW1. :-)

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  16. so love this layout and I cannot wait to see what you come up with for the next challenge Thanks for joining in at WW1 this month xx Blessings

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