What beautiful colors we had to work with this week and what fun it was to scrap lift one of the CSI detective’s pages. I chose Eila Sandberg’s page because the theme of her layout fit in with the idea I had for my own page, and I admire the beautiful layering on her pages. I used her basic page scheme and attempted to master the layering technique. I really like the way it turned out.
For my evidence I used foliage, architectural elements (porch and porch column) and border punch. For my testimony I documented our “ancestral home”. I used an ink outline filter on my main photo. The illustration in the lower left hand corner was made from a photo of my grandparents, using the poster filter on Photoshop. Two of the papers used in my background layers are made from scans of my grandmother’s handwriting from notes she had written to me.
Here is the journaling that is on the back of the layout:
Growing up on our family farm, I lived next door to my grandparents who lived in this big white house. The house was originally built by my great grandparents in 1903. Great-grandma Mensch inherited some money so the family built this beautiful house. My Grandpa and Grandma Mensch eventually took over the farm in the 1920’s and my mother grew up in this house. My mother and father moved into the house after my grandparents were gone and my mother still lives there. Although none of us have actually lived in the house, we fourth generation Mensch cousins have always considered this our home. My mother’s photo albums are filled with photos of family get-togethers over the past 100 years. As we look through the pages, the faces of our family smile back as they gather on the lawn or relax on the porch of the big house, line up for a photo on the big open staircase or flash a smile as they look up from the dining table. We have many happy memories in this house. It is our family home.