Friday 5 July 2019


My husband's great-grandmother

For this layout I used a piece of Blue Fern Studios paper for the background.

Contentment - Tranquility
Blue Fern Studios

I trimmed then ripped and distressed the edges slightly (inking them in green). Then I layered the background paper over some ecru-coloured burlap and a sheet of green distressed Core-dinations cardstock.

These are the dies and punch I used:
Grand Decorative Ovals One
Flourish #17
Cheery Lynn Designs

Eyelet Lace
Martha Stewart

I layered the punched edge and the oval mat over a black copy to create a faux shadow and accentuate the edges.

The original photo had been roughly cut in an oval shape to fit into a frame so it was difficult to cut a smooth border around the printed copy.  I glued a piece of linen piping around the copy to hide the sloppy edges.

The wooden scroll pieces were from an AliExpress store (Charming Craft).  I heat embossed them with Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel in Shabby Pink.

The larger roses are by Prima from their Salvage District collection and the small flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts.  The burlap flower is also by Prima.

I painted the white metal birdcage taupe and wiped off the raised areas before it dried.  I then lightly rubbed it with some Prima Metallique Wax in White Gold.  I also rubbed the wax on the chain above the bird cage  and on the linen piping around the photo.

Thank you so much for taking a look!

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