21 September, 2014

Rosemary: A Heritage Layout by Cathi O'Neill

Hi friends!! Cathi here again, back in Ireland, getting ready for the start of another school year for my girls.  I love taking photos of them, but I am also grateful that I have an aunt on my mom's side that has kept track of an amazing wealth of ancestral photos for our family. I am using another one this month for my layout, this time my own maternal grandmother, Rosemary Jones. This is her First Communion photo, I just love the big bow and ringlets in her hair, such a great photo!! I focused on the Correspondence Collection this time, using the gorgeous Correspondence Collection - A French Account 12 x 12 sheet, the Correspondence Collection - Mademoiselle Louise and Correspondence Collection - Cut & Create Correspondence 4x12 sheets. I love how you can use the smaller bonus sheets to build up layers on your projects!

Here you can see the flower cluster I created featuring the Chocolate Small RosesDusty Pink Poppy and Paper Lilies.  I added a fun Tim Holtz Pen Nib to the cluster to tie in with the cut out images I used from the Correspondence Collection - Cut & Create Correspondence sheet.

I love how this Large Rectangular Laser Frame looks after I have covered it in gesso for a base coat and then used my Walnut Stain and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks to color it. I wanted to have an aged look but also pick up the color of the Dusty Pink Poppy. I finished off the frame with a favorite script stamp in my stash.

Meg's Garden carries some amazing metal trinkets perfect for any project. Here you can see the Vintage Trinkets - Butterfly pieces I used to adorn the chipboard frame. I finished them off with a few pink pearls I had.

I hope you like heritage vintage layout I created. I think Meg's Garden papers and embellishments are perfect for heritage pages and beyond! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. A really beautiful vintage page Cathi!! Love the frame around the photo and the flower cluster sets it off beautifully!! Love this!! ox

  2. Beautiful vintage, you are so lucky to have familypictures like this!

  3. HI CATHI ,Love your layout it is very vintage and very beautiful , the photo is beautiful and I love the frame and flowers love LOVE THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!