Sunday, July 22, 2012

I am Australian

Hello everyone, Hope this weekend finds you well. I have had a better week health wise this week, just the last of a cough other then that all good.

Today I want to share with you a layout I created for the White with 1 challenge blog.
The challenge was White, Polka and tape.

I have been wanting to scrap this photo of Little Fletch for years.
This photo was taken when he was in grade Prep. They had a multicultural afternoon tea for the parents and the children performed a few songs and poems and told us a story. Every Child represented a country, Fletch was lucky enough to represent for Australia. The doll he is holding is representing an Aboriginal Elder. He spoke so well and back then we had no idea what we were going to be dealing with in the future...but we know now...and boy has it been a rough ride...but that's another story I'll share with you at a later date.

I created the polka dot background by using punchenella and blue ink. I cut a random flag type of shape and used the negative and then carefully placed the punchenella on the cardstock and inked all over, then moved the punchenella up and down to fill in the gaps. I had some red/white & blue/white polka dot paper in my scrap stash and thought it would be a great way to use it up.

This is a close up of a Purple pumpkin yo yo with red/white polka dots, very fitting for this layout...also the little Aussie flag I made myself (do you know how hard it is to get Aussie flag toothpicks this time of year???....HARD!)

Here is a close up of the tape i has the word 'Boy' all over it and also a close up of a blue doily with red material that i pulled off a Purple Pumpkin flower and half a Purple pumpkin spotted button ( i cut the button in half with my scissors...too easy)

Thanks for looking


Men at work - Down Under 


  1. Love this LO, really packs a punch!

  2. Great page love that polka dot flag! Awesome choice of colours. Thanks for joining us at WW1 this month!

  3. Wow, this is fantastic Crece, love how you created the polka dot background. Great colours, love the strips and fabulous photo. Thanks for sharing your page with us at WW1. :)

  4. This is great - a very Australia LO - great use of spotty papers. Thanks for playing along at WW1 :)