This turned into a two day project! Not that it was hard, but I just couldn't get my idea to solidify. Well here's the end result. Papercraft Star's challenge this week is a sketch one. I decided to try out another 12 x 12 layout and I picked one of my favorite subjects to scrap, an ancestor.
This is about my great-grandfather. I have to admit I'm a little obsessed about the man. He died the month before I was born and I'm so sorry I never got to meet him. Everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY talks about how wonderful he was. He never had much cause he gave it all away to help other people. The one thing he managed to hang onto is the old homestead I live on. It's been in the family ever since he bought it almost 100 years ago!
This photo is of one of the boats that he worked on. I'm not sure if he designed this particular one, but it's highly likely. He built boats for people all along the Gulf Coast. My uncle has tons of photos of TONS of his boats and I even have some of his design blueprints around here somewhere. For the tag, I found one of his little notebooks and copied a page that he had written a bunch of measurements on for a boat he was building for someone in Port Sulphur, Louisiana.
For a little added interest I bought a piece of balsa wood at Michael's cut it into lengths and pieced it together to simulate the building of the boat. I used some teeny tiny brads for the nails. I found a few of his old work badges in a box and copied one twice. I cut the photo out of one and sandwiched a piece of acetate between the two to mimic the original badge.
The base paper was sprayed with Glimmer Mist after I attached the big Tim holtz mask. After it dried, I went around the mask with a little Fired Brick Distress ink to carry over the red matting into the background.
So let us see what you can come up with for this sketch challenge and get your project linked up by 9:00 p.m. EST on Sunday for a chance at this months Grand prize sponsored by The Paper Trail.Have a great week!
Paper: Recollections, Coordinations, My Minds Eye Stella and Rose, The Paper Studio, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific cardstock and copy paper, Kodak photo paper
Inks+: Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist; Fired Brick, Walnut Stain, and Vintage photo Distress ink; Sakura Sepia Micron pigment pen
Tools: Exacto knife, sewing machine, Cropadile, Nestabilities Labels Two (S4-162), Tim Holtz mask
Miscellaneous: balsa wood, Recollections brads, acetate, jute