However lately I have been embracing my inner feminine side and have been scrapping using colours I don't usually use.
This is one of the reasons I love the challenges at Color Combos Galore. They push me to try different combinations and this current palette is very soft and pretty. This is the inspiration board..
And my layout...
My grandmother (to the left of the teacher in the photo) went to a small school near Baradine in Western NSW (this shot shows the whole school!!!!).
Her teacher here in the photo, Henry Arthur Pole Soppet, was from England and rumour had it, according to my grandma, that he was a disgraced Lord, perhaps for alcholic tendencies, who had been sent to the colonies to teach. (Loved this story when she told it to me!!!)
1923 was her last year of school and he presented her with a pendant when she left to go to secondary school in Sydney. The pendant is 9carat gold and is a little Australia in a circle. He had it engraved with both their initials and the year. What a lovely gift!
My grandma gave the pendant to me and I treasure it and love that it has so much meaning. I have been wanting to scrap this story for a while and these colours were perfect.
Here are some close up details.
Thanks for dropping by! I hope you find the time to try this challenge!! Drop into CCG to see that the Design Team girls have done with this palette, amazing work!