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Sunday 14 August 2011

Do You Remember That Dress?

Do do do do do you remember?
Do do do do do do you recall? 

As the 1968 song written by mcgough & mcgear and recorded by the scaffold goes. Which is relevant to my layout as the photos are from 1972'ish.

This is another layout for the Online Scrapbooking Weekend over on Shimelle.com.

This challenge is called 'Lets Go Retro' and has had me scrapping photos I have been meaning to capture in my album for several years.  Shimelle said: "scrapbook a photo from before 2011. No current pictures allowed. If you can, embrace the idea and scrap something a bit retro or something from your childhood, but I totally understand not everyone has pictures like that at the ready."

 Here I am in a favourite dress, which I remember well, my sister and I both had the same. Here I am in the garden of Clockhouse Road, surrounded by Sunflowers and posing with my Gran (Winifred).
it was red and white, and I loved it. The skirt was printed cotton in a geometric design, similar to the paper I have used here. The top was made of broderie anglaise lace and it was all brought together at the waist with a gypsy style belt which was laced together with ribbon, through eyelets, set into the red fabric.

Above the two photos I used and below my brother and sister on the same day.

Patterned papers - Basic Grey, Nook and Pantry collection - teacakes and placemats and element stickers.
Cardstock - red bazzill, white scalloped cardstock Papermania.
Letter stickers - Basic Grey, Lime Rickey
Punches - tiny flower, corner rounder.
Cricut - George and Basic Shapes cartridge
Ink - Brilliance dew drop - poppy
From stash - red and white ribbon, broderie anglaise pre-gathered lace, luggage label,
self adhesive, flat backed pearls and gems, red felt, brads, eyelets, paper blossoms, card candi,

For the layout I used white scalloped 12" x 12" cardstock for the base. I gutted this and cut a 5" circle from the scrap. This was placed on top of a 5 1/2" circle cut from the red side of the teacakes paper.
The placemats paper is similar to the pattern on the skirt, I cut this to 10" x 10" and mounted centrally on the white cardstock.
I wrote the journalling on a luggage label and this can be pulled out from its pocket on the layout. There is also a little journalling on the Element sticker label.

I added this definition - Broderie Anglaise (bro•de•rie an•glaise)- Embroidered fabric, usually white cotton, in which holes are cut in patterns and over sewn, often to decorate lingerie, shirts, and skirts.

Close up of crochet flowers I made, with felt flowers and brads added to the centres.

Close up of lacing on 'belt' i made to mimic the belt on the dress.

Really enjoyed this challenge, making the layout and the little trip down memory lane.


  1. What a gorgeous page!! I love the attention to the little details you gave to your creation. That lacing was just ingenious!

  2. wow, great photos and I love how you made the page with the ribbon. It all works perfectly together!

  3. Another great LO - my you have been busy!
    Love the way you have laced the page to match the dress :)

  4. Gorgeous page - the crocheted flowers are fab!

  5. This is great, I can sense you really enjoyed doing this one as you have put so much effort into complimenting your favourite dress, it's lovely :-)

  6. Absolutely wonderful page and such a wonderful way to remember Lynn, love how you have embellished it..xx


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