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.
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I've used :-
Patterned Papers & Card Stock
Timepiece – Bo Bunny
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)
Grandfather Plaque (Costco Kit)