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Monday, 21 June 2010

Georgina Louisa

I'm ready early for next months Scrapaholix club with this layout of Alan's grandmother Georgina Louisa. I love the detail in this old photo, the hair do and decoration, the folds of the velvet dress, the collar and the beads.

The papers are My Mind's Eye, and they are quite dark so I brightened them up with some lace and sparkle.
The dressmakers form is made using a template I have had for years. I cut this from the black and beige Core'dinations card stock supplied. I inked it and added stitches to give the form a bit of shape. I decorated it with a scrap of lace and beads. I cut the patterned paper with shaped scissors and stitched round it twice with the sewing machine and a straight stitch. The blossoms are supplied with the kit and I coloured them with chalk inks and glitter glue. They are attached with a selection of brads from my stash. The photo is inked and mounted on the olive greed card stock supplied, it is trimmed with scalloped scissors and perfect pearls are added in dots to decorate. The large scallop is cut from beige card stock. The swirl is created using brown stickles.
I added some torn, inked and crumpled pages from a second hand book. The title was cut using a sizzlet alphabet - boxed brush.

My layout is inspired by the work of the talented Gabrielle Pocllaco do take a look at her blog  Such a Pretty Mess.


  1. This is stunning Lynn, and what a beautiful lady

  2. What a great lo! I love the photo & you have scrapped it beautifully! the little brad flower centers are just a great detail! Love this!

  3. Lynn, this is beautiful. I just wouldn't have known what to have done with those papers, but, as always, you have used them to their best. Such a wonderful photo to have too and I really like the way you have made the dressmakers form and decorated it. Beautiful work xxxx

  4. Fantastic LO Lynn with such a set of papers IYKWIM!!!

    Lovely :)


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