|My Great-Great-Grandmother, Isabella|
You may have figured out from all the heritage layouts I do, that I love old photographs. I found this photo of my great-great-grandmother on Ancestry.com about 5 years ago. Recently I started scanning and uploading old family photos (at a high resolution) to Pinterest so relatives can view them for free and print them up if they want. I'm hoping someone eventually reciprocates, so I can get some more heritage photos to scrap, lol.
I didn't do any complicated multi-media techniques on this layout, just inking around edges and a tiny touch of subtle watercolour here and there.
The papers are from Bo Bunny's Weekend Market and Time Piece collections from a few years ago.
These are the dies and punch I used:
|Martha Stewart punch set - Eyelet Lace|
As usual, I layered the die cuts on a darker version and offset them slightly to accentuate the edges.
Around the edges I did some hand-stitching with a cream-coloured embroidery floss and machine-stitching with brown thread.
The metal of the pendant didn't quite fit with the colour scheme so I painted it with Vintaj Patina Paints in Clay and Agate.
I often like to take inspiration from elements in a photo and incorporate them into the layout. For this one, I repeated the bows and pleats details of Isabella's dress in the machine embroidery stitching, the wired string with bows twisting through the flower clusters and the pleated satin trim underneath the photo and lower border piece.