Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swirlydoos Guest DT- Timeless Beauty

The inspiration for this layout is a beautiful picture taken of my mother as a young girl in her teens. As many of you know my Mom has been very sick this last few weeks, so this layout was a joy to do, a reminder of her beauty in her youth! My mom was born in 1922, to a working class family, so I can only imagine what it took to get this photo taken.

The beautiful "Vintage Chic" kit from Swirlydoos was the perfect answer for this photo!! The rich 7 Gypsies papers were a joy to work with. The border trim & printed mat paper is from Creative Imaginations. I cut the border from the paper & adhered it to the rich earthy 7 Gypsies paper. I also cut the mat from the same piece of paper. I inked the edges with Distress Spiced Marmalade & Black Soot ink. The lettering was included in the kit, Thickers (platform). They were originally white, however I inked them with Ranger black Alcohol ink.

The flowers & flourishes were made with papers used in layout & my Sizzix Big Shot, using various punches & dies. The flowers were attached with brads.

I used a Martha Stewart punch for punched photo mat. I find the they are the easiest border punches to work with!

This was a wonderful layout to do! It was done entirely with the kit, with exception of black card stock!! It was perfect way to see my Mom's Timeless Beauty! Thanks for taking a peek!


jacque4u2c said...

BRAVO!!!!!!!!! Standing ovation on this one!

Katamommy said...

I love that border punch! You are so amazing at getting the details!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

sigh,.......... you are just the swirly queen!!!!!!!!!!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Gosh you did beautiful work for Krissy this month!!....loving your style of scrapping hon!! always an inspiration!! congrats!! on the GDT spot!!

~Gabi xx

Lynette said...

You rocked this kit Lynn. It has such a wonderful old worldly feel about it...and those lace borders...wonderful!


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