Monday, July 20, 2015

summer of '49

It was July 1949 when my beautiful mother was nearly 19 years old. 
Look at her posing pretty for the camera! What an awesome photo to scrap!
The beautiful colors of blush/mauve, teal & beige in this paper, as well as the faded diamond pattern, were my inspirations for this layout. Lindy’s Stamp Gang’s gorgeous color Bodacious Blush was used to spray & splatter the page; recolor the lace & open roses; and recolor the modeling paste for stenciling (Magicals set Totally 80's).
I used Distress ink color Vintage Photo to outline each letter and number of the die cut title to help it pop off the page.  I made two paper flowers (one placed next to the title) using the smallest flower on the Sizzix Tim Holtz Florals die.
The adorable Vintage purse size emery boards were a token gift I gave my mother in 2012.  She always kept her nails in shape and loved to use emery boards; usually carrying one in her house dress pocket.  This little gift was still in her purse when she passed away.  So, I waited for the right time to use it on a layout…and this was it! 
I tried something different and used a white paint pen & a ruler to draw a frame directly on the photo.  I really love the result!  
The cute little doilies were layered using teal colored paper offset slightly under the white.  I learned this from talented artist and good friend, Tracy Funk.  Check out the gorgeous layouts she creates with dies! 

I applied gold wax to the resin bicycle so it would coordinate better with the colors in this LO.  Wild Orchid Crafts white rosebuds were recolored using LSG Starburst color Shabby Turbine Teal. 
Thanks so much for dropping by and have a great day!  Lisa : )
Products used:

Prima – Timeless Memories collection – page name: Moments
Martha Stewart punch – French Scroll
TCW 6x6 Template – Harlequin
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starbursts – Bodacious Blush & Shabby Turbine Teal
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical – Bodacious Blush (in the Totally 80’s Magicals Set)
Sizzix dies:
   ~Sizzlits retired dies Endless Love
   ~Tim Holtz BigZ die Tattered Florals
My Favorite Things Die-namics dies – Mini Doily Circles
   ~Wild Orchid Crafts rosebuds (GST-003-6mm)
   ~Prima – Lil Missy #571658 Z& #571672
   ~Prima – Aran Fabric Flowers – Taj Blue
Hobby Lobby – lace; resin bicycle
Michael’s – hand mirror charm; beige leaves; open roses; white paint pen
Viva Décor Inka Gold – Old Gold
Liquitex – Professional Flexible Modeling Paste
Distress ink - Vintage Photo
TCP Studio – Grandma’s Attic mini jewels 


  1. Beautiful! Love the stencilling and misting! What a cool idea to use a paint pen to draw a frame on the photo!

  2. Lisa,
    Gorgeous layout and your Mom was a very beautiful lady - the emery boards are a wonderful memory. I miss my Mom each day!

  3. glorious work , loving the vintage feel xoxo

  4. Beautiful photo, design,misting, stencil work, flowers, lace,and pack of emery boards. I love the sentiment behind this page!

  5. What a wonderful photo!'s hard to imagine that our moms, grandmothers...their mothers and grandmothers...were all young women once...beautiful :)


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