Sunday, 22 April 2012

Scrapbooking: Chasing Rainbows

Hello. How's Sunday been treating you?

Mine began with toast, jam and watching 3 huge cooling towers disappear from sight out of our back bedroom window during controlled demolitions . So, y'know ... just an average ordinary Sunday ...

We did manage to snatch some photos of the disappearing act ... so watch this space. But, until then ... here's a page I made earlier.

It's been raining quite a lot lately, which is good for [at least] 2 reasons:
  • [1] because there's been a lot of talk of droughts hitting the UK recently, so hopefully this is helping alleviate things for now; and
  • [2] because when you don't get rain, you don't get rainbows.
And when you don't get rainbows ... you don't get to scrapbook rainbows:
This particularly spectacular and scrapworthy rainbow sneaked up on us while driving home from York last month.

I'd grabbed the camera to capture a huge rain cloud gathering alongside us [the kind of huge, dark, glowering thing we refer to as an 'Independence Day' cloud ... iykwim?].

And immediately after snapping this shot:
... I turned around and gasped when I spotted this: 
It's intense colours and sudden appearance made me shiver for a second ... and then it made me want to get a decent photo of it.

So James turned off the main road as soon as he could and we drove along a country lane, trying to get closer to it:
 And, more specifically, trying to find the end. This is the closest we got:
... we couldn't get any nearer without driving into [and across] a farm! But the view, and the photos I took, were certainly worth the mini-detour.

This 7Gypsies rub-on quote seems to say it all:
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The word 'Rainbow' in the title, the little snippet of rainbow beneath the photo and the words at the top:
... were all cut from a vintage comic and are another example of one of my favourite methods of scrapbooking:

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If I'm honest, despite having lots to blog about, I've been suffering from an uncharacteristic bout of blogger's-block lately. But I'm sure I'll be back later this week with something ... or other ...

J :-)

13 comments:

  1. That's a super one! Scrapbook page as well as rainbow ... How obliging of J. to go off piste, as it were, to let you track it. A man who clearly understands scrapbookers. I like the way you've sewn a little floral scrap onto that lace ...

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  2. Fab photo Julie, very oblliging your other half. Hope your bloggers block is sorted out soon.

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  3. beautiful, certainly one of your loveliest LOs.

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  4. You captured a really beautiful rainbow.

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  5. Since we moved to our new place, we see beautiful rainbows - sometimes double ones, so vividly out of our front door after heavy rainfall. They seem so close too. I wonder why, must be something scientific... strange though that we are surrounded by fields too.

    Maybe manure has some reflecting property or something :P

    Love your page. I wonder if Rainbow chaser is an official job like a tornado chaser :D

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  6. It was amazing photos of the rainbow.I have never seen such a photo of rainbow this close.

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  7. What a lovely delicate pretty LO.

    What a coincidence the cooling towers here were demolished but sadly I missed it as we were away but I've seen some fantastic photos. The landscape in that area just isn't going to look right without them.

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  8. I've never managed to photograph a rainbow - this is lovely!

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  9. Very beautiful photos and page. That 7 gypsies quote is really perfect! And I love how you made the word 'chasing'. x

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  10. I just love Rainbows, what spectacular photographs!and how amazing your layout is,shows them off a treat. I feel the need to ignore the housework today and scrapbook instead. Have a great day, Julie.x

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  11. Such gorgeous photographs - and gorgeous, little details in your layout to match. I especially love the little splotches of colour. Yum.

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