Sunday, January 22, 2012


During July last year I was honoured to be invited to design a scrapbooking layout incorporating beads for The Bead Book Magazine

For the background a combination of Prima, Fancy Pants Designs and Kaizer Craft paper were used.  Various chipboard embelishments from my stash were glittered and beaded.  The frame on the photograph was the centre of a frame designed by Enmarc .

Glass beads were threaded on floral wire to create swirls in the flower accents and also proved to be useful as flower centres.   Rub-ons were from the 7Gypsies range.

The BATHING BEAUTY in the layout is my beautiful mother, Lorna at the age of 16 on the beach in Durban during 1962 and I believe the photo credit goes to "Scotty".  Apparently Scotty was a roaming photographer from that era who used to snap anyone who was interested and I think the photographs were collected at a later time.

(I just found this on the internet now about Scotty) - A photographer, Scotty, always dressed in a khaki pith helmet wandered around outside the Lido taking ad hoc photographs and giving folk a numbered card to pick up their photos the next day. His circular kiosk, always plastered outside with his shots of beachgoers was on the promenade on the hotel/ road side of the lido and Scotty had a wide variety of painted boards with heads cut out of them to enable people to pose as, for example, a muscular weightlifter, Superman or a busty female in a polka dot bikini.

What a wonderful time that must have been.

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