Friday, 26 September 2014

Allt om Scrap DT: Summer's Almost Gone

When the light summer evenings of the Nordic countries begin to get dark towards the end of August, it means that summer is soon over. This week at Allt om Scrap, we've created pieces to celebrate the end of summer. Our inspiration was the lovely Pinterest moodboard by DT member Jeanette Nyström aka Jeany. With this lovely end of summer atmosphere, I say also goodbye to my DT post at Allt om Scrap. It's time to look forward to new responsibilities!

The moodboard inspired my choice of photo, first of all. In Finland, a hotel with an outdoor pool is a rare find, and for my son it was the first time ever to swim in one! I knew about the pool when I booked but thought it best not to mention it beforehand. The season might just be over when we were to arrive on the last day of August. But to our happy surprise, it wasn't!

My journaling continues on the back and it is about how glad my son and I were about the swimming pool. It was particularly exciting to swim at dusk, just before bedtime, so the nightly swim theme suits perfectly that of the moodboard. I also wrote about how great it feels to make one’s child happy with something like this and how grateful those of us can be who can afford to share the luxury of travelling (whether big or small) with their kids every now and then.

I'm also participating in the Once Upon a Sketch September challenge with this layout. The prompt was Anything handwritten, and the sketch was like this.

You can see how I rotated it and substituted one of the photos with the framed title. I was quite happy with how I did the writing vertically - in the direction of the run down paint drops.

By the way, I just began to wonder if this might be my first ever layout without any ready-made patterned - or coloured - papers. I'll need to check that out! The one under the photo is a leftover from my mixed media ATC backgrounds.

If I didn't say it already, I always love staying at a hotel with an outdoor pool! Thus I am also linking my layout in Berry7Bleu challenge, with the theme of Things we love.

Have a nice weekend - and for lingering just a little more in the memories of late summer, I recommend listening the Doors' song called Summer's Almost Gone!

Edited on October 8, 2014: Fixed a link.


  1. As I said on FB - I REALLY Like your handwriting....& journaling the special moments like this is a wonderful idea.....I also think your colour palette is great - just a little different! Great page - I'm so glad you shared it with us at OUAS this month:):)

  2. Wonderful journaling and beautiful layout! Thank you for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu!

  3. Super the journalling and the sentiment so super too! Love all the drips...but still a clean design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)

  4. How amazing is your page! Love that journaling!Thank you for joining our challenge at berry71bleu!

  5. Super take on the sketch!! A fun idea with the second "photo" ! Thanks for joining us at OUAS!

  6. Beautiful page! I love how you did your journaling on the side! All the best! Drop in if you can I have a contest on! :)