A couple of weekends ago my lovely mum-in-law attended a fundraising event at the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. She was going along to support a group of intrepid volunteers who were going to abseil down the tower and hopefully raise funds for Hearing Dogs at the same time. Little did we know that later in the day my mum-in-law would be part of that group as she bravely agreed to step in (and off!) when, due to unforseen circumstances, another volunteer wasn’t able to make it.
What better way to commemorate such an amazing acheivement than by immortalising it forever in the family scrapbook album?
I used a white wax crayon to draw a stylised interpretation of the Spinnaker Tower and smooshed blue ink on top. The wax acted as a resist and as the ink dried the drawing began to show through. I then topped it off with some stencilling using black watercolour paint.
The papers and embellishments are a from Crate Paper’s Wonder and The Pier collections and the embellishments are a mix of Kaisercraft and Shimmelle’s True Stories die-cuts.
If you’d like to see how this layout came together I’ve filmed a process video where I go into more detail about the products I used.