Thursday, 4 August 2011

Introducing ..........My Granddad

I’ve finally finished the page for my Heritage Album that I was working on yesterday, so let me introduce you to my Granddad, Frederick James Gowers, my Mum’s Father.

I had fun with this Lay Out because I thought I would give that lacing technique try.

I’d seen it done on someone else’s blog in my travels, sorry, I can’t remember where, but I made a mental note at the time to give it a go at some point.

I think it works well on my page but I didn’t stop there, I decided to do cross stitching all around the edges too and ended up with nice sore fingers after all that hand stitching, but I think it was worth it.

Embellishment wise I was a bit stuck but then remembered that some time ago I had brought a pack of big Brass looking round stickers. I also came across the metal photo corners but the colour on all of them wasn’t right for what I wanted, so I’ve given then a dab of Alcohol Ink. Even after that the round stickers weren’t really right, so I had a rummage in my stash again and found the vintage brads which I proceeded to cut the prongs off and stick them to the middle with Diamond Glaze.

I also had the ‘Grandfather’ plaque to hand but I didn’t want to stick it directly onto the page so I decided to use one of the fab Brass tags that Lythan brought for me at Ally Pally as a thank you for driving there. I stuck the plaque to the tag added one of the brad top as well, just to tie everything together.

You can read all about my Granddad over at Family Footprints In The Sands Of Time, well as much as I know about him at the moment that is, but hopefully I’ll be able to add to it as the weeks go by.

Thanks for stopping by



I've used :-

Patterned Papers & Card Stock
Timepiece – Bo Bunny
Bazzill Basics

Other Stuff
Alphabet Stickers – Papermania & Basic Grey (Life of the Party micro stickers)
Brass tags – Vintaj Natural Brass Co.
Photo Corner – EK Success Architexture
Hemp Cord – Create Cousin
Distress Ink – Ranger (Vintage Photo)

From Stash
Grandfather Plaque (Costco Kit)
Dymo Tape


Lythan said...

that is fabulous Sue. I love all the stitching and the little embellishment details and all the colours work so well together

Anonymous said...

Your page is so stunning Sue!! WOW!!!

Serendipity Stamping said...

You have done your Grandfather proud!! Love all the little details on this page, makes it more meaningful. #92

lisa said...

Hi Sue.
I hope you are managing to sleep now it's cooled down. It has been warm hasn't it!!
Your Layout is just gorgeous. I love the lacing and have seen this all over the place too but haven't been brave enough to try it out yet.
Your Granddad was a very hndsome man, you must feel very proud of him and what a shame you didn't meet him.
Hope you are well and enjoying the weekend.
Hugs Lisax