Homeland

31 January 2013
Today's post is just a little bit nostalgic. I have the Belgian nationality but spent my childhood in South Africa (in Waterfall, Kwazulu Natal). When my parents said we were going back to Belgium, our country of origin I felt really awkward as I had always seen myself as South African. Still today I see it as my homeland and there are days I miss it tremendously. My home is with my loved ones but part of my heart is still there! I came across a photo of me and it triggered those memories of my childhood days to pop up. I thought I'd use the photo on a layout.
I chose to play with the Valentine's collection from Crate Paper. I LOVE that map patterned paper and the colours in this line are divine! The little stamp arrow from EVALICIOUS is my new favourite! I also used my punches to create the circular elements on the layout. There are quite a few punches on sale in the 2peasinabuchet store!! PUNCH SALE LINK.
Un peu de nostalgie dans le post d'aujourd'hui. En triant mes photo je suis tombé sur celle-ci de moi étant petite. Elle m'a fait pensé à l'époque où je vivais en Aftique du Sud. Le retour a été dur, et encore maintenant ce pays me manque. 
J'ai utilisé la collection de Saint Valentin de Crate Paper pour cette page avec beaucoup de perforations rondes (REDUCTIONS sur les perforatrices DANS LE MAGASIN 2peasinabucket : ICI).






In need of inspiration? Check out Janna's Twopeas video : In the Mood to Scrap here! Such a fun and beautiful layout.
Janna's layout:



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8 comments

Andrea said...

Wonderful page! Your clusters are beautiful, as always!

jamie said...

i adore the story behind this layout. the fact that the photo triggered memories that you felt the need to document. it is lovely. and artistically speaking, your gift of layering and adding richness and depth to your layouts always stands out to me.
~jamie

adriennealvis said...

This is amazing, Lilith, truly. What a fabulous post and layout! xo

Louise said...

a fantastic page with perfect paper! It's funny how we see ourselves i always think of myself as a Londoner and i haven't lived there for a while now.

Diana Waite said...

what a LOVELY memory--I feel that way about the state that I live in, I might have grown up here but my heart will always be in my birth state...GORGEOUS layout!

Sarah Webb said...

Wonderful! Using the map is a terrific idea!

LauraB whosthischick said...

Wonderful page and story. My poor daughter has moved so many times she doesn't have a place she refers to as home

Natali MEYER said...

Superbe page Lillith !