06 November, 2011

Pencil Lines Sketch 258

When we went to Hanbury Hall recently (NT property), we discovered the most fabulous, rusty old 'caravan'.

I think I was the only one who really loved the texture and age of the thing, but hey ho. I wanted to do a layout with a lovely rusty feel.

You may not be able to directly translate my layout from the sketch, but I took the basic pieces and rearranged them to suit my photo. 

I used cogs instead of the diamonds.  They have been 'rusted' with distress powder before being inked, splodged and inked again.

Used some bits and pieces that I found here and there for a bit more texture.

I also grunged the border strip and fabric strips.  I'll need to tuck some journalling around somewhere but I'll leave that for another day.

Thanks for popping in. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 


  1. Awesome page! Love all the texture! :)

  2. Love it! I would appreciate all the rust too but my family wouldn't either. Never mind Hanbury Hall (which I've been to too) with all its poshness, check out the rusty caravan, lol. I seem to remember the grounds are lovely there too. Great layout too.

  3. It's an old shepherds hut that was wheeled out for him to sleep in at lambing and to watch the sheep.


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