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Friday, 22 August 2014

Engaged to be Married

My great grandparents feature in this layout, adapted by class kit designed by Chrissy Tingey of Merly Impressions. I was unable to attend the retreat this summer, but did purchase some of the kits. The one for this design was sold out but with the help of Linda who kindly purchased me some of the papers and gave me her left overs from others  - I was able to put this page together.

My journalling has been printed onto left over scraps and cut into strips then inked, and layered up with more scraps and inked again, I have added it in sequence around the photos. It reads:

"Frederick Henry Holder and Emma Jane Florence Williams.                                                    
These photographs are thought to have been taken in celebration of their engagement. They were married at Hatcham on 9th February 1886. Emma Jane would have been about 19 and Frederick was 25 years old."                                             
The stitching was created using a Sew Easy tool by We R Memory Keepers, and DMC black embroidery thread.
I used a dark grey sheet of Bazzill as a base.
I used Sizzix dies to cut the photos and their mounts. I kept the photographers details from the bottom of one photo to add to the layout.
The papers and butterfly stamps are from Kaisercraft's Kaleidoscope collection.
I used black chalk ink for distressing the edges of everything.
I added a few tiny butterflies cut with a Martha Stewart 3 in 1 punch. The fronds are also a Martha Stewart punch.
Stickles was added to the wings of all the butterflies to give some sparkle.
The roses were from Snape Maltings last Christmas.
The letter stickers are from Prima.
Under the tears I have added a little antique lace.

Here is Chrissy's delightful original design:

Thanks for looking and thanks to Linda for sharing.
Lynn x

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