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August 31, 2019

My Grandfather was born in Oberon and we spent a lot of time there visiting my Great Grandmother and assorted Aunts and Uncles.  This photo was taken in 1934 outside my Aunty Vera and Uncle Hugh’s house.  I spent many happy times in this house with my Grandparents and my Aunt and Uncle.  This photo shows my Grandmother and my Mum’s sister in the garden.  I decided to go with a vintage look because I thought it would suit the photo and because I was dying to try out the Very Versailles stamp set which I have only recently purchased. I stamped the script image from the Very Versailles stamp set onto the left hand side of Very Vanilla 12″ x 12″ card using Crumb Cake ink.  I stamped the leaf image from the same stamp set over the top using Mossy Meadow ink.  I also stamped the border image from the Very Versailles stamp set onto the page using Soft Suede ink.  Then I sponged around the edges using Crumb Cake ink.  I stamped the script image and the leaf image onto a piece of Crumb Cake card, sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink and distressed the edges using my bone folder and the retired Stampin’ Up! distressing tool.   I sponged the edges of a long strip of Early Espresso card using Early Espresso ink and a piece of Soft Suede card using Soft Suede ink. Both pieces of sponged card are embossed using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I attached the Crumb Cake piece to the page, layered on top the Early Espresso card and then the Soft Suede strip of card.  The photo is attached on top.  I printed the journalling onto Very Vanilla card and cut it into strips to attach to the page.  I stamped the filigree image from the Very Versailles stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Soft Suede ink and punched it out using the   Everyday Label Punch.  I stamped “love” into the middle of the image using a greeting from the Enjoy Life stamp set which I inked using an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.  The filigree image is attached to the page using dimensionals.

I love the finished page.  The vintage look suits the photo which has a couple of creases and tears in it.  I don’t “photoshop” my photos, I just scan and print so you get the idea of the age of the photos.

Bye for now,


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