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Ferns and Family

June 20, 2020

Today’s page shows off a couple of photos that my sister gave me of our children (and ourselves) taken back in 1983.  They were taken on the front porch at my parents home in Sydney.  I attached each of the photos to Pretty Peacock card and attached both photos to Very Vanilla card.  I cut two long strips of Pretty Peacock card using one of the dies from the Ornate Borders Dies.  I attached the borders behind the top and bottom edges of the photo panel.  I cut two strips of Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper and attached one behind the top edge of the photo panel and one behind the bottom edge of the photo panel.  I attached this panel to 12″ x 12″ Very Vanilla card using adhesive across the middle of the panel only. I cut Pretty Peacock card twice using the largest frame from the Ornate Layers Dies.  I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut Very Vanilla card to fit the centre of the frames.  I attached one Very Vanilla rectangle to one of the frames before attaching it to the page.  I used liquid glue so that I could slide the frame behind the photo panel.  I cut the letters for “cousins” using the retired Little Letters Dies.   (Can’t wait for my new Playful Alphabet Dies to arrive!)  I created my journaling on the computer and printed onto the remaining Very Vanilla rectangle.  I attached the journaling to the remaining Pretty Peacock frame and then using liquid glue attached the frame to the page, once more sliding it behind the photo panel.  I stamped two large leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Pear Pizzazz ink. I stamped four of another of the images from the Forever Fern stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Pretty Peacock ink and another image four times using the same ink.  All of the leaf images were cut out using the co-ordinating Forever Flourishing Dies.  I layered one Pear Pizzazz image with two of each of the other images and placed the leafy arrangements onto the page, one at the top left of the Pretty Peacock frame and one at the bottom right of the second frame.  The leafy arrangements are placed so that they are partially underneath the photo panel.

I used a sketch I had printed and stashed in a folder long ago as my inspiration for this page.  I love using sketches as my starting point and I must admit I am very happy with the finished result.  How about you?  Do you like it?

Bye for now,


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