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Sunday, April 19, 2015

She Would Grow Up To Be ....

This layout will be a gift to my mother for Mother's Day. The photo was taken during the mid 1920's and she is now ninety two years young. She is sitting between the two boys.

The overall style for this  page is vintage whimsical, which seems perfect for three preschoolers. Mother and her two cousins were playing in a wagon. The subject is not what she was at the time of the photo, but what she would one day become. You will have to scroll down to the bottom to discover that.

A big thank you goes out to CSI (Color, Stories, Inspiration) for the vision to challenge scrapbookers to do amazing work. I love that website!

And now, for some close up photos....

Techniques used for this page were inking, tearing, distressing, hand stitching, painting, fussy cutting and three dimensional work.

Here is a bit of whimsy. Only in a child's very creative mind would you experience a cat dancing atop a corbel, next to a Tiffany lamp, while holding a teacup and saucer. What fun!

The cherry blossom branch drapes across the page gracefully. It was first painted with gesso, then painted with crackle paint and last, painted with markers for a finished look.

This close up shows more three dimensional work.
Products used:
     Creative Imaginations paper
     Dusty Attic chipboard
     Petaloo flowers
     Prima ink and corbel
     Ranger crackle paint
     Scrapmats chipboard
     Hobby Lobby fence and pocket watch
     From my stash:
          seam binding tape
          embroidery thread
          antique juvenile book pages

This tag tells what Mother would become as an adult. Happy Mother's Day, to you, Mother!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. They are always appreciated!


  1. This is lovely! Great stitchery. Happy Mother's Day to your Mom (my Dad is 91/Mom 88) and to you!

  2. What a fabulous page full of amazing techniques, details and dimension.SO much to see. Love the stitching and floral branch, Patty. Happy Mother's Day to you, your Mom and MIL! xo

    1. Thanks, Shawn! Hope YOU and a wonderful Mother's Day, too! Big hugs!

  3. I absolutely love this page...will definitely be following your blog....

  4. I love it! So lovetheantiquebook ephemera!