Friday, 13 February 2009

Farmer's boy

This page was sparked by the wonderful BBC2 series Victorian Farm. Although these photos were taken in the 1930s, farming had not changed too much as you can see from these scenes. These tiny photos (they are only about 1" x 2") were taken when the family had a farm near Llanrwst and Dad worked for his Father.

The main picture uses a clipping mask by Vinnie Pearce at Oscraps. You can't see properly here but I've added a watercolour filter in Photoshop to all the photos, except the one of Dad, and a freebie colour caste action by Taylormade to pull them all together. I erased the edges with a large brush to give the collage effect. The background paper and clock face are from the Creations 23 kit again. Got to get my money's worth from it!

Haven't done much papercrafting this week. On Wednesday we had a trip to the passport office in Liverpool to renew my son's passport - what a rip-off that is... almost £100 with the travel costs added. I hadn't been to Liverpool for years and it was hard to recognise it, so much has been rebuilt. I admit the day was cold and overcast but all the new build seems so grey and bleak. There were still touches of the Liverpool I knew 35 years ago though - when I lived and worked there. I like this photo of the fruit and veg stall. Unfortunately I couldn't photograph it "head on" as there was a bin and rubbish bags in the way. The Bluecoat Gallery was still there too - somewhere I often used to visit.


  1. What a lovely post - so informative and whimsical (in a very good way)- realy enjoyed reading it :) and as usual, your page is wonderful! xxx

  2. Such a lovely artistic layout. I love that I can click on your layout, and get such a nice closeup view... I was able to see every detail, including the fantastic watercolor filter you used on the photos.


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