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Tuesday 20 September 2011

Family Heritage Canvas

This canvas was designed by the very talented Anita for the Cardinal Colours Retreat this last weekend.
I made my version of the canvas before the retreat so I could assist Anita in her class, we had a mini class so we knew how it went! See Anita's blog entry about this class HERE.

I chose this treasured photograph of my Grandfather together with his thirteen siblings and his parents, taken in the back garden of their two up, two down terraced house in Bromley (and we say we don't have enough room!) The occasion was his brother Frank's Wedding. For the mini frames I cropped images from the main photo, they are of - left to right: Frank the groom, Ernest (Grandad), Frederick Holder (Great Grandad) and Florence Emma Jane (Great Grandmother) 1911.

The Holder Family
This main photo shows - left to right back row - Rose, Ernest, Winnie, Chum, Florrie, George and Frank.
Middle row - Marjorie, Clara, Gladys, Fredrick, Florence, Lottie and William.
Front row - Alf and Edna.

Thought I would just show you this photo which was published in the local paper when the siblings had a family reunion in 1960.

Left to right back row - William, Lottie, Edna Humm, George, Clara Marsh, Gladys Bush, Marjorie Stebbins and Alf.
Front row - Frank, Winnie Williams, Walter(Chum), Rose Hall, Ernest and Florrie Kiff.

‘Here is Where Our Story Begins’
These were the details for this class:
A canvas class with Anita MacDonald
Using beautiful papers from the BoBunny Timepiece Range.
A large 40 cm x 40 cm canvas 
class includes some distressing, spritzing, ripping and a little beading.
Class requirements:
Standard tools and adhesives, Foam pads or silicone glue (for raising elements)
Dark Brown Ink Pad
A foam painting pad will be supplied but please bring along a 1 – 2” bristle brush if you prefer
7 x 5 Landscape photo ( or two 6 x 4 portrait) and also two 1.5” x 1.5” photos
This class would be suitable for Heritage, Family, Wedding or First Home theme.

I think this is a wonderful way to record a bit of family history, and rather than being tucked away in an album it's on the wall for all to see. Quite a conversation piece too.
I added some Glossy Accents to my clock faces to make them look like glass.

For more details about the canvas see Anita's blog.
A fab class, thank you Anita.


  1. This layout is simply beautiful - I love the vintage papers - BoBunny papers are gorgeous - and the huge die-cut clock is fab, as are the various quotes. And, you are so lucky to have that wonderful family photograph - what a great family. It sometimes helps to remember that couples often brought their families up in the most cramped of accommodation and still made a good job of it.

    I have an exciting giveaway over on my blog you might like to take a look at:- http://silverscrappers.blogspot.com/

    Elizabeth x

  2. It was a fab class wasn't it - love your version of the canvas.

    Karen x

  3. Lynn, i just LOVE your version of my class, you have such wonderful photos to work with....beautiful work. Thank you so much for your lovely assistance in my class too....I couldn't have done it without you xxxx


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