Hello fellow crafters!!
Cathi here over in the USA right now visiting family, so this family heritage layout really was fun to make! I live in Ireland with my Irish husband, but I was born in the USA (Maryland) and have a great wealth of old images of my American ancestors thanks to one of my aunts who has taught me the love of genealogy!
For my first project I am using The Gentlemen Collection. The main paper I selected was A Gentleman's Automobile. The image I used is an actual family photo of my Great Grandfather, John Jones. This is a photo taken of him that just perfectly matches the paper!! I couldn't wait to use this photo when I saw the gorgeous design.
In the close up above you can see some gorgeous Megs Garden products!! I just love the amazing Meg's Garden Vintage Trinket Drawer Pull and Knobs! I think they really add a great edge to the masculine layout. I used the 10 cm Paper Doily underneath the photo and added a gorgeous black and gray Silk & Organza Primula, two Latte Heirloom Flowers, and the lovely little Ivory and Chocolate Small Roses. I cut my Camel Mesh Ribbon in half to make a thinner ribbon to turn into a bow, the other half of the ribbon I tucked under the photo in a few areas for texture!
I used the vintage ads from the A Gentlemen's Ephemera - Cut & Create to layer under the photo, I just love that one of the vintage ads mentions St. Louis, that is where my Great Grandfather lived and where the photo was taken!! Perfect!!! I added some molding paste, masking, stamping and some simple alphas to finish off my layout and even used some strong Irish tea to color in my background!!
I really enjoyed creating my first project for Meg's Garden and hope that you liked it!!
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