Sunday, February 12, 2012

The ANZAC Spirit

Get Picky's challenge #16  was one that I thought about for a while.  I've had so many marvellous and fantastic holidays at places all over the world (yes, I've been very fortunate and privileged to be able to do this and to do still do it) that it was hard to pick a favourite.  I wrote down a list of places that we had been to - some as a family, some as just the two of us and some that I've done on my own - to help me narrow down my selection.  That didn't really help as there's always a story to go with the photos plus they're all rememberable.  I think picked up a packet of photos and started to look through them.

These photos were a small part of one holiday that my husband (not at the time) and I had been on.  Turkey is a country that we have visited more than a few times and it is a favoured destination - there is just so much to love about this country!  The photos that I decided to scrap for this challenge was of one particular place in Turkey that has such huge significance to us as New Zealanders and that's Canakkale, where the Battle of Gallilpoli took place.

Since I had to use at least 4 photos I thought I would create a double layout.  As I was laying it out, I wanted to try and record as much as I could of our time here.  I created a journal tag and placed it behind the vertical photo - not so much as to hide the journalling but this was the only place where it fit.  I used foam dots to create dimension and it slid perfectly in there.  Both sides of the tag got used - one side was my thoughts and the other was my husbands.  I thought it was a great touch to include his impressions of our time there.   

I used LilyBee's This & That collection with a few extra bits that I thought worked.


  1. What a meaningful layout - wonderfully scrapped! Love your double pager!!! :D Thankyou so much for playing along!!!

  2. love the clean blocking here! thanks for playing with us at Get Picky.

  3. fabulous double! and what an amazing opportunity. thanks for playing along with us..x