|My maternal grandmother|
For a few weeks I was almost sure I didn't want to do this anymore but I guess I've invested too much money in supplies to give up this scrapbooking hobby. So I am back with another layout.
I used 2 pieces of patterned paper for this one, both by MajaDesign. I mounted them onto a plain piece of cardstock for stability since I cut out the center of the purple backing piece.
I cut a wide strip of double edged lace netting down the center, mitered the corners and glued the pieces on the left of the purple piece of paper. I later took small pieces of this lace and tucked them into different areas of the layout. I glued a different piece of lace down the opposite side and added a narrow piece of trim on top.
I trimmed off some of the floral paper and distressed the edges by wetting them and gently rolling up the edges. I applied random patches of purple and black watercolour on this background, glued some little pearl beads, lavender coloured microbeads, little round painted metal pieces and bits of lace in a couple of the corners and then added a strip of mauve lace trim along the right edge.
I painted the chipboard pieces dark purple and applied Tim Holtz distress paint in Picket Fence. I then rubbed distress ink in Dusty Concord and Weathered Wood overtop, wiping off the excess.
Under the flower cluster I used a piece of loose weave burlap which I coated with diluted white paint.
The three brads along the right were painted with Vintaj Patina paints and lightly sanded. The centers are punched circles from the purple background paper.
Thanks for looking!