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Wednesday 19 October 2011

Beautiful Beryl

We have just returned from a lovely long weekend visiting Alan's cousin Beryl who lives in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. We were very busy discovering both ends of the Sapperton Tunnel on the Severn Thames Canal (more of this in another post). We also spent a great day visiting friends in Worcestershire.

While we were with Beryl we spent some time working on the family tree, something I have neglected to do lately. Beryl gave me this favourite photograph of herself, to scan in and add it to the tree. I also printed out a copy and was pleased with the results. It was taken around 1948 to 1950.

While at the Cardinal Colours Retreat last month I helped out with SJ's classes and one of them was this patchwork class using Glitz Design papers (8"x8" paper pad) from the Love Games collection. The base is Kraft Bazzill, the squares of patterned papers are 3" x 3" squares, with a few cross stitches added here and there. The hearts were punched and the flowers cut free-hand, crumpled, inked and with hand drawn stitches. I started the layout at the retreat but without a photo, Beryl's picture seemed the perfect thing.

Letter stickers - Prima
Gems - Giant Rhinestones - Glitz
I added two silver decorative pins

Here is SJs original layout:

Thanks for looking.


  1. What a beautiful lady! The photo reminds me of some of the older famous actresses, so elegant. This is such a lovely design Lynn isn't it, super class.xx

  2. I love Glitz and the LO is beautiful and really suits the lovely photo :)

  3. I plan to use my old family photos in a family-tree album. I love the photo of Beryl, she is indeed beautiful. It's funny how people at that era had such beautiful skin. I also love the grid effect on the layout. I am doing Shimelle's new course, using up paper stash, so I will try this technique. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Really love the finished page Lynn, fab photo too.


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