Hello everyone! This is my second heritage layout featuring a photo of my sweet mom and aunts that was taken around 1933 or '34. My mom is the 2nd from the right. This lovely photo was sent to me via email from my cousin in California. I remember my mom telling me that nearly every photo ever taken of her and my aunts, they stood in order, oldest to youngest left to right!
Did a lot of prep work on this one, same as my first! It didn't take me as long to choose my papers this time as it normally does although the design is different that I'd originally planned. I had the pretty roses paper I had used a Lucky 8 punch on awhile back and was going to have it flat and sort of offset but ended up cutting it down and pleating it! That was an inspiration from Marilyn Rivera. I printed the title onto a printable I got off Pinterest and glued it to the name plate that I cut out on my Cricut. The nameplate and fence are from the Potpourri Basket cartridge. The spool script and clock were also printables on Pinterest. I made the yarn flowers from a twine flower tutorial from Tracey Sabella (thank you Tracey!). The fence and hinges were also cut on my Cricut from fruit snack box material. On the fence I first painted it with Gesso, then with Tim Holtz picket fence crackle paint and when dried rubbed Vintage Photo on it, then wiped it off with a damp paper towel. The fence closure is just a couple of brads I hooked a chain onto and wrapped around the posts. I got that cool idea from Renea although she used twine on one of hers. I just inked the hinges in with the Vintage Photo, then dabbed a little white acrylic paint on a paper towel and rubbed it on a bit. The brads I heated up with my heat gun and then dipped in embossing powder just until set and also dabbed a little white paint on them. The colorful butterfly is an actual photo I printed from my Print Shop program and cut out. The pretty button in the bow center and the cloisonne button on the largest flower were from my mother's button tin and are very special to me. She and my Aunt Jerry are gone now. My Aunt Cleda (the eldest) and Aunt Eva (the youngest) are still living. The little branch with flowers on the photo and the fence are metal that I colored with some paint and chalk ink and then used TH distress stickles in Tarnished Brass for the flower centers. The pretty paper under the photo is DCWV 8x8 Old World stack and the fanned paper is Colorbok Rosewood. I love that stuff!
Thank you all so much for the visits and lovely comments. Your feedback is so much appreciated!