A good sketch is a scrapper's best friend. Such a good jump start if you've been on a creative hiatus. And its my favorite type of challenge to take on. I couldn't resist this week's prompt at Sketch Inspiration.
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Recently, my husband uncovered a box of old family photos and mementos. Lots of new material for me to work with, hurrah! His maternal grandfather was a locomotive engineer. I've heard Tom's train stories countless times. He adored his Granddad and was very pleased when I showed him this layout.
No special techniques here. I made a template with a die cut frame and punchinella for the base. And I crackle painted another smaller die cut in the same shape for dimension. The rest is pretty straightforward. I like how the film strip transparency evokes a train track image. Well, at least it does to me, lol. The manufacturers' products used: Webster's Pages (pp), Technique Tuesday, Tim Holtz, Ranger, Jenni Bowlin, Basic Grey.
On this special day take time out to give thanks and remember, always remember. Thank you so much for visiting my little blog, it truly means a lot to me.