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:


Spellbinders
Captivating Squares
Cheery Lynn Designs
Japanese Garden Lace Oval
Spellbinders
Timeless Rectangles
Prima
Parisian Lace
Tattered Lace
Ferns
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


GL-019
GL-158










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!





6 comments:

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

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  2. A lovely layout from the photo to the colours, the lace and the die cuts.

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  3. 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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    1. You're welcome and thank you, Helen!

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