Saturday 27 May 2017

Elizabeth and John's Engagement

My maternal grandparents' engagement photo taken around 1917

For this layout I used Blue Fern Studios papers for the background and some of the die-cuts.

BFS Sanctuary - Bountiful
BFS Serendipity - Anticipation

BFS Serendipity - Imagination

These are the dies I used:

Captivating Squares
Cheery Lynn Designs
Japanese Garden Lace Oval
Timeless Rectangles
Parisian Lace
Tattered Lace
Cheery Lynn Designs
Flourish #13

As usual I layered all the die-cuts over a darker version and offset them slightly to accentuate the edges.

This is the chipboard piece I used:

Dusty Attic - Fancy Trim #7

I painted it white and embossed it with Weathered Wood Distress Embossing Powder.

The lace pieces are from an Etsy store called Tresors de Luxe


The brown border at the top right and lower left of the photo was an old transparency frame I had in my stash.  It was too small to fit around the photo so I cut it diagonally and covered the gaps with strategically placed flowers and die-cuts.

The flowers are a mixture of Prima and Little Birdie Crafts.

Thank you so much for taking a look!


  1. Great choice of papers, colors, die cuts & flowers. The transparency really adds a nice touch too. Really well balanced and beautiful layout!

  2. A superb vintage page with great use of die cuts. The lace adds a touch of elegance and the whole thing is a triumph. Thanks for the inspiration.


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