Every so often, I'll get a harebrained idea in my head, and then it sticks there until I find a way to make it work. This is one of those ideas.
What I "saw" was a vintage-type layout of my daughter with her cell phone connected to her head - like every girl alive today - and on that same page images of girls from the beginning of the time of the telephone.
The thing I REALLY wanted to do was to put some kind of phone cord on it, but could not figure out how to make ribbon work. I struggled with the idea for a few weeks, finally making a trip to the local hardware store to see what they might have that could make do. I found a flat type of cord like would be a computer cable - it worked perfectly, as you can see.
That wasn't enough to be a complete layout. I needed something else. Flowers. With old phone dial center images, courtesy of the internet. Ok. Better ... but but but. Oh, PERFECT. Tim Holtz's Vintage PHONE diecut. I covered some chipboard with black paper, cut the phone out. Inked it up with some silver cat eye ink, and covered the dial piece with antique silver embossing enamel.
Now, I know this isn't "photo safe" but I never scrap with original photographs anyway, so I"m not worried about that.
What I AM worried about is the title. I think that "Connected" feels right - connected to her world, connected to the past - but I'm not sure enough about it to glue it on there yet.
Update : Connected it is. Thanks everybody. This layout was SUPER fun to create and I appreciate the title input from all my thoughtful visitors.
Page Maps ETC - Sketch #1
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