Memories of Mom and Dad with Me!

Hello dear friends!  I'm back to share my first layout using the Scraps of Darkness May kit "Attic Finds".  What a fun kit.  This kit has allowed me to challenge myself with a style that I have not used before, vintage!!!  The kit is filled with 7 Gypsies and Authentique with all the goodies to go along with whatever you want to create.  

This layout features me as a baby with my Mom and Dad.  Mom is just 18 and Dad is 20.  They look so young

The foundation for my layout is from 7Gypsies.  I used one of the other papers from the collection to go on top which I cut apart the wood images, distressed the sides and then glued them down.  I tucked in some cotton lace here and there to give it an old-fashioned textured look.  I really like how it turned out.  On the right side I glued down a vintage heirloom embroidered ribbon that I have been saving for years.  

I matted the photo with the brown cardstock from that Add-On and then used a gorgeous paper doily that came in a previous kit.  The doily is all shimmery.  I inked around the edges using the Prima Color Philosophy Ink Pad from the Color Add On.  Before I glued down the photo I adhered some cheesecloth to add more dimension.  I formed a little twine wreath to circle the photo.  

Below the photo I used a flourish chipboard from my stash.  I inked it with the Prima Ink Pad before adding it to the layout.  Next I used the Dusty Shale Garden Vine from a previous kit.  I inserted the GORGEOUS Prima Peachy flowers from the Floral Add-On.  There are little butterflies and a bird that comes in this month's Tim Holtz Ephemera pack from the Scraps of Elegance kit.  I used them because their color blended better with this layout.  

On the left bottom side of the photo I used a birdcage chipboard from Blue Fern Studios that is included in the Elements Add-On.  I used the Metallic Distress Stain from the Color Add-On and topped it with a sweet little flower.  


At the bottom left side of the layout I used a little envelope die cut from the Tim Holt Emphemera pack included in the Main Kit.  I added a little circle of the same twine used around the photo and tucked in some flowers from the Floral Add On.  

And finally....the title is chipboard from a previous Scraps of Darkness kit, but is also included in this month's Scraps of Elegance kit.  I used the Prima ink on it as well.  

Hope you enjoyed my process and looking at my layout, and will stop back to see all the lovely creations from the rest of the Design Team.  Have a great week everyone!