Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sketchabilities #82

This is the sketch challenge over at Sketchabilities.
This page shows my grandmother dressed in her finery, she loved to dress up and go to the country horse races or to town as she lived in the country.  She didn't have much money so she saved for a long time to try and match her shoes, hat and handbag.  I wish I could get the photos a bit clearer but they were so small in my grandmother's younger years it's difficult to reproduce as I want them.
Now for the close-ups
 I've used two of the Graphic 45 collections - Bird Song and A Ladies Diary

Manor House Flower
Green Tara Flowers
Prima Zipper
Dusty Attic Flourishes
Liquid Pearls 
D-Lish Leaves
Metal Trinkets
Kaisercraft Brads
Handmade Felt Hats
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
Beautiful Lace from my stash
Spellbinders Banner Die
Versa Color Pine Ink
Crackle Medium


  1. Oh this is gorgeous, love the chippies flourish, fab page :)

  2. Really beautiful!!!! Love that u have 4 photos on it and the colours :)

  3. How precious with the old photos! Great take on the Sketchabilities challenge! Thanks for playing along!

  4. oh what a nice page! i love every détails! Thanks for playing with us at sketchabilities!

  5. Oh how precious Sandra, this is such a beautiful memory of your Grandmother and I loved the story of her saving up for her matching accessories. Such beautiful elements you used ...

  6. Love, love, love it - & the little birdy peeking over is soooo cute....those were the days...matching hat & bag!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Oh wow Sandra this is stunning!!! Love what you've done with the sketch

  8. What a precious layout!!! It is amazing!!! Love it!!!!

  9. This is SO lovely! Such a special memory. I loved how they dressed back then, and how they took great care to match their outfits, regardless of how much they had.

  10. So lovely page and I love your take on the sketch!
    Thank you for playing with us sketchabilities!

  11. Wow! This is fabulous!!! Love all the tiny details and the pics are just lovely! Great take of the sketch ❤
    Thank you for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!

  12. Gorgeous page Sandra, love the paper you've chosen to go with these great vintage shots, great page design with beautiful details.