Monday, 1 April 2013

Looking Back

There is a game on the forums of UK Scrappers at the moment which involves looking back at random past scrapbook pages.
When I looked, the scrapbook was number 7, and the page number 7.
Scrapbook 7 for me is Kevin's book, all the pages are about him, his family, or the two of us. Page 7 was one of a series that were about a holiday we took to Derry in Northern Ireland back in summer 2006.

It really is of its time scrapping wise, a big title, stamped straight onto the page with paint (brave!) using Making Memories foam stamps (I still have these, and occasionally use them)

The interesting thing for me is the hidden journalling, I rarely hide my journalling, either then or now. The page was politically sensitive, being about those who were shot and killed on Bloody Sunday, and in 2006 when I made the layout the British army had not admitted fault on the day, the enquiry that laid this squarely at their door and the apology from the British government was still a few years away.  Because of this I hid my journalling,

 including the names of those killed behind a photo of a commemorative window taken in Derry Guildhall.

..and in the closeup is the name of my husband's relative Johnny Johnson, a middle aged man, cousin to Kevin's grandfather , who was shot on the day of the peaceful demonstration, and died a few days later from his injuries.  I think now is the time to open up the journalling.


MiniOwner said...

I'm so ejoying this. How fashions and fads have changed in our scrapbookinbg lives!
Sue x

Fiona Keel said...

what a poignant LO Ann, and yes we should now see the journaling, so sad that you lost a relative so needlessly, but a beautiful memorial page to him and all the others who lost their loves that dark, terrible day, thanks for sharing, Fi xx

Elizabeth said...

Hello Ann, popped over from Docrafts after reading the thread about this challenge. A very special page and a fitting memorial to your husband's kinsman. Hiding journaling is a very good way of keeping a record for your eyes only ... I'm considering using it for some pages I have planned - once I've plucked up the courage to make them. I haven't been scrapping for long so haven't got seven albums, nothing like that number, so can't participate. However, I can see that even in the short I have been, my scrapping style has changed dramatically. Elizabeth xx