11 February, 2014

A Heritage Picnic from Kerry-Jean

Hello Bloggers

Kerry-Jean takes us on a Heritage Picnic
'I really wanted to work with the "Top Hat & Automobiles Collection" from Meg's Garden, I just had to find a suitable photo for the layout. I started going through photos of my grandparents from when they were young, the 1920/1930 and came across some pictures of a picnic.  

I felt the photo complimented the paper collection perfectly, especially that sepia tone. I used the Take a Roadster for a Spin P6357 page and fell in love with those floral arrangements on the edges. I wanted to extend that motif through the layout, so using some of Meg's Small White paper Roses I sprayed some of them a lovely deep red and worked out the arrangement with those gorgeous Green Paper Leaves that I bent and tweaked a little to give a more natural look.

I used the transparency Butterflies Tr015  and Old World Time TransparencyTr1037 also which I think are just fantastic to use. The tags used in behind the photo are from the Vintage Ornate Tags 1036  and Vintage Tags 1031. Some really great new papers are the French Ephemera Pack S130 which the music sheet is from. 

I feel I captured a wonderful moment of my grandparents life 50 years before I was even born.' 

This is so fantastic - well done Kerry-Jean. Love the layering & all the elements. The painted red roses really pull it all together. The photo of your grandparents is terrific.

Bye for now


  1. Simply stunning page Kerry-Jean!! Love the vintage feel and, you're right, that photo fits in just beautifully!! Love the embossing on the mat behind the photo too!! Spectacular page!! ox

  2. wow wow wow this is so amazing .. love x

  3. A beautiful vintage page using the "Top hat and automobiles" collection. Lovely work :D

  4. wonderful touches of colours....looks wonderful, great old photos too :)

  5. great papers to use for your vintage photo ... terrific ... cheers x