Wednesday, June 26, 2013

All Aboard!

All Aboard
 There is a reason this blog is titled "Talking Papers".  Just when I think the page is complete and I have it posted and the layout is settled in on the display shelf it starts to speak if it has something to say.  All Aboard just wasn't ready to sit quietly on the shelf and look pretty. 
 The pocket watch asked for some glitter and a band on which to sit.  The sign is made of wood which fits the Scrap for help challenge this month.
 The train wanted some authenticity.  I took some cheese clothe and gave it a paint job to make a field of coal dust for the train tracks.  A few old time cards where place here and there.  A little doodling was drawn up the sides.
I add a stick pin to the homemade flower. And behind the burlap frame I added another frame and punched it out and added some doodling to it.  I believe the page can now sit with pride on the shelf.  Whewwwww.

I have been busy this month with a house guest.  An old friend of mine was asking around for possible housing for her neighbors daughter who would be interning this summer in our area.  We offered up our house and hoped for the best.  It is interesting to have a young person in the house again.

So, I finally got around to finishing a page for Scrapping Everyday Miracles their June sketch challenge with a twist.  The twist is to make your own flower.  I have several flowers on this layout but one of them is homemade.

I had quite the fun with this layout.  On the burlap frame I use some sprays to enhance the colors.  I made my own tag and even did some fussy cutting on the pocket watch.

I turned the sketch on its side.

All Aboard

Lasting Memories challenge this week is something with wings.  I have a dragonfly just above the flowers.
 We took a vacation to the Grand Canyon and rode an old steam train with the full old west feel and robbers!! They rode up to the moving train on horseback.  Boarded the train and pretended to rob us.  It was awesome.
 This is a close up of the burlap flower I made with a clock center.  I felt it suited the layout theme.

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  Can't wait to see you again.  


     Papers;   7 Dots: Love is in the Air collection; Thunder of the Sea
                     Graphic 45: A Proper Gentleman collection; A proper gentleman, Timely Point of
                                                                                             View, Haberdasher     
                                          Bird Song collection;  Longevity

     Flowers by Prima Marketing
     Bling by Zva
     Cheese clothe
     Paint:      Tattered Angel; Precious Stone Kit


  1. great cluster and love the burlap flower with clock as a center. Great take on the challenge.
    Thanks for playing with us at SEM

  2. Love the embellishments on your gorgeous page, Kathleen! Thank you for playing along with Scrap for Help.

  3. Wonderful embellishment clusters! Love your talking page concept!

  4. Wow, WONDERFUL LO! I love how you made coal dust out of cheesecloth and paint, awesome! I always love your embellishment clusters, they are just so nicely done.
    Thanks for joining us at lasting memories.
    ClaireR, LMDT

  5. What complete fun this is!! Love your cluster of goodies! Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories this week. :)

  6. This is so vintage looking! LOVE IT!
    Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories

  7. Such a fabulous page!! The burlap flower is wonderful!! Thanks for joining the Scrapping Everyday Miracles June Sketch Challenge. ~ Blessings, Tracey

  8. What a fun and pretty layout! They have so much fun on the train. Your cluster of flowers are pretty! Thank you for sharing it with us on SEM June Sketch Challenge!

  9. lovely work! thanks for joining us over at SEM!