Memories …

My entry in the ‘Single or Double Page Spread, Heritage/History’ for the 2017 Adelaide Royal Show in the Open Art and Craft scrapbooking section was a layout using a 1957 photo of my mum, aunt and uncle. It’s one of my favourite photos :)

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The spotted background paper is from Pink Paislee – from the Parisian Anthology collection  – Fancy Filigree.

Pink Paislee - Parisian Anthology - fancy filigree

I then machine stitched a ‘Life is Beautiful’ frame which I had cut from a paper called ‘Mirror Mirror’ from the Bella! Ever After collection.

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To add texture to the background I stamped the background with bubble wrap that was coated with black acrylic paint. I also stenciled the background with light molding texture paste. I stenciled a border on both sides of the background paper.

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The stencil – Kaisercraft’s 6×6 stencil – Lace Borders.

kaisercraft 6 x 6 designer template - lace borders

Texture paste – Golden Gel Mediums

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Rather than go with the traditional heritage colours, that is often used for a heritage layout, I decided to use colour. The main colour was going to be blue with splashes of gold and brown.

Using a blue printed paper from the Grace Taylor Vintage Collection paper pack, I outlined the flowers with a black marker and then cut them. Outlining the flowers gave them added definition.

Grace Taylor - Vintage collection

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I used the blue side of the American Crafts – Finders Keepers Collection – Treasure paper to die cut a couple of pieces to place on both sides of the photo.

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The die – Kaisercraft’s decorative die – texture stained glass

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The butterflies were cut from 2 different Kaisercraft papers:

Indigo Skies Collection – Chambray

kaisercraft - indigo skies collection - chambray - blog

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Mix and Match Collection – Butterflies.

kaisercraft - mix and match collection - butterflies - blog

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The final piece of paper to be fussy cut was the Honeysuckle paper from Kaisercrafts’s Forget-Me-Not collection.

kaisercraft - forget-met-not collection - honeysuckle - blog

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Other embellishments included:

  • A stamp cut from K&Company Life’s Journey collage embossed paper sheet –

k&Company - lifes journey stamp collage embossed paper - blog

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  • 2 stamped sentiments from Ali Edwards – Technique Tuesday – Favorite Memories

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  • American Crafts – My Girl Collection – Printed Chipboard letters – Kitten – Black – numbers

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  • Authentique – Petite Type – letters

Authentique - Petite Type - blog

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  • a chipboard frame, a stop watch, a gold heart and lace

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I received a 2nd prize ribbon for this layout :)

“It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind.” ~ Branch Rickey

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