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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Twirling Carousel

My sister and me on carousel horses on the merry-go-round in our local park, back in the Summer of 1966.  The patterns and colours on our dresses matched the Basic Grey Picadilly collection perfectly.

I made this layout in response to the Weekly Challenge on the Basic Grey blog - Double Up - Use papers/embellishments from at least two BasicGrey lines, two photos and a two word title.

The papers I used are from the Picadilly (two patterned papers and element stickers) and Eskimo Kisses (carousel horse and blue background paper) collections. Two little girls on two carousel ponies in two photos with a two layer, two word title.
The original layout on the blog is created by one of my favourite scrapbookers and BG DT member Georgia Keays . Thus this layout of mine is rather influenced by Georgia's style of using borders.

I used a dark red and blue Bazzill cardstock, to reflect the colours of our hand knitted cardigans. The photos were scanned from colour slides and they came over a little dark and with some loss of definition, but maybe this adds to their 1960's charm.

The carousel horse is created using the Cricut and the Once Upon a Princess cartridge, the title is from George and Basic Shapes. The other elements are all from The Picadilly Element Sticker sheet.

Thank you for looking and for the challenge which runs until tomorrow. Bit of a dark, grey, foggy day - hope to take a better photo another day.


  1. Oh Lynn! What a wonderful layout, I just adore those photos of you, so cute and like you say, they match perfectly with the papers. Love all the elements you used....just super! xxx

  2. what a gorgeous layout Lynn, the colour combination is stunning and i know you know I'm a sucker for borders! Thanks for your lovely comments on my work too, they made my day x

  3. Hang on a minute....! (while I scoop my jaw up from the floor) Wowzers what a great page. I love it!! The retro photos are great and it's such a strong theme, the elements just draw you into the moment. Bravo. I salute you Lynn.
    Sandra x


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