I had to think about this one, and thought it would be more fitting for a heritage type layout. I remembered that there was an additional layout that I wanted to do, on the other side of a photo of my maternal great Grandmother. Some time ago, my mother gave me a photocopy of a letter from her grandmother to her on the occasion of my birth. I've probably had the photocopy knocking about for seven or so years, so when time permits I will get a better and more pristine copy. But for now, I am happy that I've preserved the memories in a safe and fitting place.
I ended up turning the sketch 90 degrees left and took a bit of latitude to suit the layout. Here is my finished product:
My friend Tara gave me a doily some time ago and I had used it previously as a mask. I spritzed it with Teal and Sunlight Cosmic Shimmer mists so that the colour tied in with the patterned papers I wanted to use. I folded up a sheet of 12 x 12 cream vellum to form an envelope for the letter and then for some added interest, I ran the completed envelope through the Tim Holtz "Postal" texture fades (embossing folder) with my Big Shot. I really like that effect. I stitched a button on but actually used a glue dot to adhere it together. I used my Prima "Say it in Studs" swirl as a template and copied it onto acetate using a Promarker to spot out the placement of the gems and then glued them on individually. That part was very time consuing and a real test of the eyes at night but I am pleased with the final result. Luckily I had some other blue gems as I ran out of my original bigger sized ones and there is a slight colour difference but nothing which stands out dramatically.
The great thing is now I can use up the left over bits of patterned paper and card and make some cards with the leftovers.
Cream Bazzill cardstock
Patterned paper: Paper Adventures "The Vintage Workshop" in Slate:
Old Fashioned Floral
Tim Holtz "Postal" Texture Fades
Cosmic Shimmer mists: Teal Wash and Sunlight
Prima Flowers "Petite Mums Victoria"
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Nested Pennants
Crayola Gel pen
Martha Stewart punch
Pearl on a String
The journalling is rudimentary, but it reads:
Enclosed is a photocopy of a letter written from my Great Grandmother Annie to my mother on the occasion of my birth. Dated January 1964. She died 30th June, 1964.
A great challenge set by Jess, as it pushed me to finish something that was started many years ago. Thanks for stopping by.