This project required some important prep work in order to achieve the vintage feel. I selected a doily, seam binding, and some laces and tea dyed them, rinsed, and let them dry before using them on this page.
I also gave the blank page a subtle spritz of an antique gold spray. Then I got out the Best Glue Ever and started layering and attaching the laces to the page. I made a header with some tea dyed lace mesh, a chipboard word that I covered with Rusty Paper and a layered handmade flower. For all of this, I made glue dots in various sizes with the Best Glue Ever (depending on the weight of the lace), let them dry for a few minutes and then used them to secure the lace to the paper.
Here is a close up of the handmade flower I created using tea dyed lace, tulle, seam binding, a crocheted doily, and a bling center for sparkle.
The center of my layout is devoted to this amazing photo I found of my Grandparents holding my Uncle when he was a baby. The pure joy radiating off of their faces touched me heart. To embellish the photo I used Best Glue Ever to attach small loose rhinestones to my Grandmother's hat and coat. Of course I used my Embellie Gellie for quick and easy placement.
I intend to hang this page up in my craft room, so wanted some lace to dangle off the page for interest. For the bottom of the page, I used more of the Best Glue Ever to adhere some tea dyed dangle lace layered under some gorgeous beaded bridal trim. I also added a lace bow and some flat back pearl trim from my stash. To finish off the page, I gave it a few more spritzes of the antique gold spray for some subtle shimmer.
I really feel like I honored this cherished photo and hope you like my layout too!
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