Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Hi everyone!
This is Ashley today, with a layout I made using some of the newest releases from Jenni Bowlin Studio.

To start with, I seriously heart the floral lace stamp. I made a whole series of little cards by heat embossing the floral lace pattern in different colours... pale aqua, pale pink, bright pink, metallic silver, and metallic gold. I used watercolours to fill in some colour behind the stamped pattern, and then painted a little frame around each one. I loved these little cards so much, I made another whole set... and I might make more still. :)

These little watercolour pieces were the foundation for the layout. I tucked the photo mini deck card in there, too, because it was too perfect and too appropriate not to have a home on this page.  

I love this photo of my Great-Aunt Maggie, in her garden, photographing my girls. Many years ago, now. This was something she did for every visitor. I remember being my girls' ages in this photo, and standing in her garden, while she took my photo with my sister... 

Aunt Maggie had a special knack for also photographing you when you least expecting it, and completely unaware. She was like a guerilla photographer.

And one day, when she was photographing my girls in her garden, as she did with me all those years ago, I guerilla'd her right back, and caught her unaware. When she did realize, I took this photo... typical Aunt Maggie, captured. In her garden. With her camera. Hand up, head back, laughing. 

I thought this photographer's stamp "for film and negatives" was perfect to include as a little faux-ephemera detail on this page. My great aunt was an avid and talented photographer, and just as no visit was complete without photos in the garden, no memory of her is complete without thinking of her camera always close at hand... her banks of photo albums... or even just remembering that up until a few years before her death she still always photographed in slide film and sent her film away for processing by mail.

I added some details down the side of of the page using the new JBS paint splatter stamp. I randomly stamped the splatters along each side as a border, and heat embossed. Then I layered gesso, watercolour, mists over top.

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1 comment:

  1. OK Ashley - you've totally inspired to pull out the embossing powder and make similar cards - gorgeous gorgeous!