Thursday, 3 April 2014

The Wrong Runes

This month's challenge over at S J Crafts is a mood board.  It got me scrapping in 3 columns using bright spring colours and helped me complete another page for our Scandinavian holiday album from the left-overs of my January Counterfeit Kit.


I was showing Hubby the wonderful ancient site of Anundshög, just outside Västerås where I was convinced that I'd had a photograph taken 30 years earlier.  We wanted to reproduce the picture and I duly posed next to the wonderfully carved rune stone.

However, when I got home and compared the photos, I realised that the stone must have been somewhere else entirely.  Either that or it had grown in the intervening three decades!

Short rune-stone, fat thighs, grumpy face!
Last month Annie was offering a prize for one lucky challenge joiner-inner - the winner is will be announced  over at S J Crafts here along with some featured pages.

There's a prize for joining in with April's challenge too.  What inspiration will you take from the mood board?

ETA: This layout was part of my style-scraplift with Karen - she's now been prompted to blog her style-scraplift of it!

21 comments:

kjjc said...

I love this layout and I must blog my lift of it. Great story too.

Sian said...

Great story, great layout and great early photo! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who has been so sure she was right about something like this :)

Mary B said...

great page but I love the grumpy face best of all, you must scrap that one too

Lisa said...

funny but I think it would have been even better if you'd included the original photo too! Still a great story though!

sue jones said...

haha - Brill page though :)

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute layout, I do that with my Hubby all the time, eh we try :)

dragonllew said...

Great layout love the story behind it.
Jenny x

Missus Wookie said...

You mean the rune stone didn't grow? Ah well - love the grumpy face and the outfit - I'm sure I had one like that back then too.

jsquaredscrapspot said...

Either the stone's grown or you've shrunk LOL! Is it my imagination or is there a lot of yellow and green inspiration floating round the web lately?
I hope this comment manages to stick - my iPad was having an off day Sunday and didn't let me post a comment.

Chidkid said...

Loving this Jemma....how funny that you mis-remembered the stone..btw..loving those hot pants in the original photo!!

Lesley G said...

Hee hee, love the older photo, I can just about tell it's you!
Great story highlighted by a great layout :)

Kirsty.A said...

How funny. Amazing what we misremember!

Julene Matthews said...

Colourful page. I love how you mis-remembered. I do that too.Love both photos.

Julene Matthews said...

Colourful page. I love how you mis-remembered. I do that too.Love both photos.

Solange J. said...

Beautiful design, love the clean lines of your layout ! Funny story ;)

Sandie said...

Made me laugh Jemma, love the attitude! Hope you find the right rune one day!

Sandra said...

It's all that rain we've had that made that stone grow lol.

Virginia said...

Oh that's gorgeous - love it love it love it!

Angela Coles said...

great page and story telling

Texas Cattlewoman said...

I love the grid style on your layout! I love seeing your photos as the chance of my visiting Europe is very remote.

Clair said...

Fat thighs? I don't think so! You look fabulous! In fact, you still do!

Love the layout style and bright, spring colours :)