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Sunday, 21 February 2010

Bert and Bertha Banks

This is my layout using the March Scrapaholix Kit. The papers are from Basic Grey's 'Origins' collection. The kit contains two sheets of double sided patterned paper and four sheets of card stock in three colours. The technique is using self adhesive 'Pearls Perles'.

The layout is inspired by the artistic work of Lynn Biermann although it came out quite different in the end.

In addition to the kit I used several flower punches, a Technique Tuesday template, chalk inks, a border punch,brads and eyelets. The swirls an title were cut using the Cricut.

My journalling is hidden, not because it's a secret but because the layout is already busy and there is lots I wanted to record. I cut a length of card and finished one end to be the same shape as the surround. I added a yellow brad and some ribbon so it can be pulled out easily to read:

"I was recently given this old photograph of my Auntie Bertha's wedding, and although it has not survived well, I treasure it just the same. I was quite young when Auntie Bertha came to live across the road from us in Beckenham. I had never met her before but she soon became a big part of our lives and was always very good to my brother, sister and me. Sadly she died soon after I left home to start my nurse training. I remember Bertha looking like the woman on the far right of the photo, who I assume is her mother!

Bertha was the wife of my Great Uncle Bert and they had lived the other side of the town before he died, so I'm not sure why I had never met them before. I have been trying to find out more about them and my whole family tree. I don't know her date of birth or her maiden name, but I have asked lots of questions through Genes Reunited. Bertha and Bert never had children.

Bert was my Great Uncle and his real name was George Herbert Banks. He was born in 1904. He was the brother of my grandfather, Charles Maddison Banks. I'm guessing the two people on the left of the photo are his parents (my great grandparents), Florence Maddison (b.1864) and Charles Banks (b.1871)."

1 comment:

  1. Oh Lynn! What an absolutely stunning page....its truly beautiful!,,Love Anita..xxx


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