Sunday 25 November 2018

Thomas and His Bride

My great-grandfather and his bride on their wedding day

For this layout I used a piece of Ciao Bella paper from their La Traviata collection.

I did some stencilling on the background using Clarity stencil brushes and Distress Inks (Fired Brick and Gathered Twigs).
Clarity Stencil Brushes

Checker 6"x6"

I also did some hand-stitching on the background and on the photo mat.

These are the dies I used:

Cheery Lynn Designs
Daphne Doily
Cheery Lynn Designs
Ambergris Tiny Doily
Decorative Labels Eight
Cheery Lynn Designs
Carnivale Border
Tattered Lace
Nested Beaded Chains
Essential Rectangles
Cheery Lynn Designs
Flourish #13

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

This is the chipboard piece I used:

Creative Embellishments
Vintage Flourish 3

I coated the flourish with heavy gesso, let it dry and rubbed it with Fired Brick and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks. I then applied some Scattered Straw Stickles and poured some Fuzzy Navel Prills overtop.

A few of the flowers (the yellow and pink daisies) are old ones from my stash (by Prima I think), a couple of them I made myself a number of years ago but never used and the rest are by 49 and Market.

Vintage Shades Botanical Blends - Cerise
Vintage Shades Potpourri - Cerise

Thank you so much for taking a look!