CJB pg.1

CJB pg 2

CJB pg 3Charles Johannes Brits (1877-2.6.1954) (71)
 My husband’s paternal grandfather.
Scrapbooked December 2011
Three pages
Grunge Style
12″ x 12″
Nikon D70 ©

Grunge Style in the Scrapbooking:

One could say without doubt that the alternative grunge is a scrapbooking, representing pages loaded, dark, almost black in color and emotions transmitted. The pictures on the pages of scrapbooking Grunge style are often black and white, dull. It can be found landscapes as alleys, backyard, fence, concrete, modern cities time! Photos of people usually represent emotions, pain (a child crying), anxiety, indifference, reflection, sadness, rebellion, on the other side of the coin or in other words, the Dark Side!

The material used to make a scrapbook page Grunge is usually free paper color shades or patterns of gray, black and white. He is torn, the dirty, piercing, ink, paint, scratches, the “distress”, etc..

In honor, metal embellishments, key, lock, chain, wire, metal brad, metal eyelet, etc.. Included are chipboards worn, blackened. The “magic mesh” can serve as a fence, or give the feeling of abandonment, breaking ..” – Herazz Boutique

Close up of title.
Nikon D70 ©

Close up of Button and string journal with family tree and information.
Nikon D70 ©

Detail of Hand decorated Gesso background

Photo from layout before restoration in Adobe Photoshop

Photo from layout before restoration in Adobe Photoshop

Photo from layout before restoration in Adobe Photoshop

Supplies, tools, techniques, sources, etc.

Stampin’ up! Office assortment rubber-stamps, Bone folder (used as a scorer as well), Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink, photo corners, Brads, 3 D pop dots, Eyelets, Vintage Press Collection OAM Outdoors and more Scrapbook Decor Chipboard letters, Chipboard shapes, stencils, Gesso, large foam rubber-stamp, copies of South-African Postage Stamps from Namib Stamps.

Grunge-blocks how to by Tim Holtz

Doodle tab template from Mel Stampz

Tag Template from Mel Stampz

Stamped Gesso Background

Design Principle:
3-in-a-row: the little black dress of scrapbook page design
by Debbie Hodge

“Stories of dad “from my book “Scrapbooking everyday moments”

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About Tokeloshe.

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love doing mixed media, scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, I am also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.
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12 Responses to C.J.B.

  1. nrhatch says:

    Nice pages, Tok.

    Your husband’s paternal grandfather looks a bit like Paul’s grandfather in Hard Day’s Night ~ especially the photo of him top-left, looking to the left.


  2. souldipper says:

    I can imagine the hours of time this must take, Toke. But who cares when it’s a labour of love?


  3. Tammy says:

    What a fabulous page you have created. I think this is the nicest way to memorialize.


  4. Tokeloshe says:

    Thank you very much 😉


  5. Lisa says:

    Amazing how you can make an old photo look so good!!


  6. Tokeloshe says:

    Thanks, Photoshop also helped 😉


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  8. Tokeloshe says:

    Thank you tshang 😉


  9. Colleen says:

    Don’t all the old oupa’s look like Jan Smuts?
    I personally am staring to resemble Tannie Smuts. Round dark eyes, wild hair & a little mollig. 😊 A great job as usual.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Tokeloshe says:

      Hee-Hee, thank goodness for hair die 😉
      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it, I did the background pattern with rubber-stamps as well and I want to do that that title style again.


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