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!


  1. Well Tracy, you've done it once again! Made a gloriously gorgeous layout! I really really love the stitching! your flower clusters are gorgeous! I love the Carnivale border die, which I also have. Love how it barely peeks out. Wonderful creation! LOVE IT!

  2. Oh My! Loving the Ciao Bella!!So pretty. ...And the Cerise just perfect. Wow, fabulous stitching. So nice, thank you Tracy! Denise BTW - Great Family Pics.


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