Daddy’s Little Helper

Photograph taken: August 1986

Location: Farm Tierkop, Kuruman Hills, Northern Cape, South Africa

Photographer: My mother (Alta du Plessis)

Layout done: 29 June 2020

In South Africa, Father’s Day was celebrated on 21 June this year. I did this layout for Bee Crafty Scrap’s “Father Competition”.

I scrapped a photograph of my father and I. I was just over one year old. The photograph was taken on our farm one late afternoon. My father took me with him when he worked on the farm. On this photograph there are two pet lambs (and one dog tail) with us – they were given milk from bottles.

I used fussy cut elements and paper from the Farmlife collection by Mintay Papers – they were just perfect for this photograph! The large frame around the entire layout is from the Beauty in Bloom collection and the smaller frames are from Mintay’s Frame Book.

I used foam squares between the layers of the fussy cut elements. I used glitter glue on the flowers and added some diamanté and pearl details. I folded the butterflies in half and only stuck them down in the middle, to have their wings stand up a bit.

I also addes some paper flowers to the layout.

The edges of the fussy cut elements were inked.

I used dimensional foam to lift the frames from the layout.

I really enjoyed this layout and I think it is a special way to preserve this precious photograph.


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