Photo of me and my brothers taken in Fitzgerald, Ga, sometime around 1955. I used MME Follow Your Heart - Be Happy papers for this layout. I cut the hexagons from one of the papers. The title tag was cut with a Spellbinder die. To add a backing, I traced around the outside edge of the die I used for the title, and then hand cut the backing. The light piece is pop dotted on the backing. The title work was cut with the Cameo. Butterflies were punched with a MS punch, except for the big butterfly on the left...I used a Memory box die for that butterfly. I did a lot of inking on this layout, and use TH distress ink - tea dye. I staggered the hexagons I cut from the ppr and added them to the layout. I also sponged each of the hexagons with tea dye ink and added a little faux stitching to each of them before adhering. The edges of the teal background was punched with a MS border punch. I added a little faux stitching around the edges and some perfect pearls to each scallop. The big butterfly has a sparkle, you might not be able to tell, but I colored him with a clear star Sakura pen. I also used a TH hexagon stamp to add a little stamping to the top and bottom right side. The little strip border on the bottom was cut from some of the ppr. I made buttons by adhering some of the ppr to the back of clear buttons and then tying some jute through the buttons. The little bird was cut out from the ppr. I also used a scallop punch under the music strip. I added a few random butterflies around the page...and journaling behind the striped mat with the pearls on the strip which is adhered to one of the hexagons. Journaling reads:
This photo of me and my brothers was taken at Ellis and Mary Wynn’s house in Fitzgerald Georgia around 1955 (or it could have been 1956). I would have been about 4 ˝ or 5 when this was taken. Our family would often go up on a Saturday or Sunday for a day visit. We called the Wynn’s, Uncle Ellis and Aunt Mary. They were an important part of your Grandpa Perdue’s life after his mother died when he was a teenager. Uncle Ellis always played practical jokes and loved to laugh. Aunt Mary always had something good to eat -- ready and waiting for us when we got there. I remember lots of good times visiting with Uncle Ellis and Aunt Mary. They only had one son, Lamar. I think you all might remember him. They’re all gone now, but I’ll never forget them. Those visits were some special times for my brothers and me.
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