Thursday, August 23, 2018

082318 WM#272 be inspired by national dress

Whimsical Musings #272 be inspired by national dress.

In June, 1984 our precious Aunie took us on a British Isles tour to celebrate Greg's college graduation. I scrapped the trip in its own album long ago but remembered this photo of all of us in our new Irish togs - Greg got an Aran black sheep wool cardigan, I got a traditional Aran pullover (knit by Mrs. Galvin, according to the tag!) and Aunie chose a beautiful plaid wool wraparound kilt skirt. The photo was snapped in front of the woolen mill.

I checked on my "Scrap Inspiration" Pinterest board & found this for a scraplift:

from Gossamer Blue designer Chantal Philippe
Here's my take: 

My background paper is 2017 Echo Park/Go. See. Explore. "Let's Fly Away".
All alphas are from my zealously guarded October Afternoon stash. 
The green stripe is 2015 OA/Summertime "Fresh Fruit" b-side.
The orange xoxo pattern is 2017 Pink Fresh Studio/Live More "Honest" b-side.
I included the stitching detail along the edges & punched a few tiny hearts for shamrocks.
I made the Xs & Os with colors from the flag of Ireland to reinforce the national theme.

Looking through this old album has inspired me to get out my "big" camera & have a play!
Hope you are inspired to pick one of the Whimsical Musings past prompts HERE.
To date I have close to 140 of the 300 prompts done & have loved every page I've made.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe you've made 140 layouts from my prompts! I'm flattered and hanging my head in shame that I haven't managed as many! I've already commented at what a great page this is and I really like all the additional bits you've added to your design to underpin the Irish theme and meaning. Nice to hear that someone else protects their OA stash too!

    Thanks so much for being awesome!


Would love to know you've been here! Feedback most welcome