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Monday, July 15, 2019

H2H - Carefree Love LO

Welcome to this week's Heart 2 Heart challenge! 


It's all about celebrating this week - the theme is called just that: "Celebrate the Good Times". 

I was recently emailed a photo that I never thought I would never see - a photo of my father's parents. My father passed away in 2006 and if he was alive today, he would be 100 years old (soon 101 as his birthday was in August). This photo is a keepsake. His mother (my grandmother) passed away when she was in her early 30s. I only ever met my grandfather once - very briefly - when I was a young child. I don't remember him at all. 

The photo was in sepia wen I received it but I wanted it in black and white for the purpose of this layout. The date is unknown but I am guessing it is around 1910 - it was before they had any children and before the Depression. Life was pretty carefree at that time. 

I based this layout on a sketch I found on Pinterest. Texture paste was used to create the brick background to replicate the brick wall in the photo. I wanted to set the photo on a bright coloured background to bring attention to it and daisies and butterflies represented a carefree life to me. I added a few scattered pearls to finish it off. 


 Come and join us at Heart 2 Heart and show us how you celebrate the good times. You have until the end of July to link up your project. Be sure to use some Close To My Heart products in your creation. 
We can't wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: Happy Times Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Charcoal Cardstock, Lemon Cardstock, Clover Cardstock, Carolina Cardstock, Bluebird Cardstock
Stamps: none
Ink: Bluebird
Accessories: Jasmine Cricut Cartridge (not CTMH), Flower Market Cricut Cartridge, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Cricut Basic Shapes (not CTMH), Bitty Pearls, Grey and White Twine, Foam Tape, Thin Foam Tape, Texture Paste and Texture Tools, Stencil Sheets, Edge Distresser

Enjoy,
Alyson

2 comments:

  1. How fantastic is this photo and your layout is just stunning!! I love, love the textured brick background and the colors you choose!

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  2. OH my gosh!! I am LOVING this layout. You did a beautiful job. 💙☕Miss Carrie

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