A few weeks ago, my very sweet online scrapbooking friend, Michelle Marks from Newfoundland, sent me a wonderful package of papers and scrapbook goodies.  She also popped in a little gift for BabyOfTheFamily….a wall decor sticker set of owls (because BOF is so in love with owls right now).

That same week, my mom asked me to reprint a photo of herself on the farm as a young girl with her cousin.  Right away I knew that Michelle’s papers would be perfect for a pretty heritage layout, so I decided to make a page for my mom with her photo, aptly titled “Farmers’ Daughters”.

The papers are ATD Momenta. I made a double shadow box frame by cutting two of the papers and layering them with foam squares.

The four corners are punched with a Martha Stewart corner punch.  I wanted to do something special inside the shadow box corners so I added chicken wire chipboard (LOVE IT!) from Dusty Attic, which I purchased from Vicky, who has an Etsy shop.

I altered the chicken wire by painting it with my Ranger metallic Silver paint dauber.
The tiny white roses are Prima.

I printed my mom’s name and her cousin “Sophie and Clara” with a Brush Script font onto a scrap piece of greeny taupe cardstock, then framed it with a Melissa Frances white resin oval ornamental.  The seam binding ribbon is colored with Victorian Velvet TH Distress ink, then misted and crumpled.  (I tied the ribbon into a bow BEFORE I altered it).

The white doily is an old one I found in my kitchen drawer….gotta love those discoveries!

The brown doily is made from a die that my BFF Sandra lent me….it has VERY intricate details and I cut it with my Big Shot.  The Urban Scrapbook sells an assortment of these lovely doily dies, that are manufactured by Cheery Lynn Designs. This particular die is called “English Tea Party” (DL101). The paper I used for the doily was a happy accident….I wanted to do a trial doily with scrap paper and found this ancient piece of ugly brown canvas patterned paper in my stash.  After I cut the doily, I thought WOW…this actually is pretty and will add some nice contrast layered with the white doily.

I decided to cross-stitch on the page for a couple of reasons….it adds a homespun element, but also my family is Ukrainian and this type of needlework is one of our traditional handicrafts. In fact, when I was  a teenager, I used to cross-stitch table runners and tablecloths.  [Yep, I was a real party girl!]

The Sew Easy from We R Memory Keepers was very handy to pierce those stitching holes!

I bought the Sew Easy, Wood Veneer paper and Melissa Frances oval frame from Scrap-A-Lot.

The embellishment cluster on the left has a few altered items. The canvas heart from Canvas Corp. is coloured with Victorian Velvet Distress ink and then misted with water.  When dried, I stamped it with a music notes stamp from Hero Arts and Timber Brown Archival ink.

The patterned leaves is a sticker from Websters, the white resin bird is new Prima.

My sweet friend Karen from Scrapbook.com who lives in Australia sent me that adorable handmade fabric flower…isn’t it perfect on this layout? Thanks Kaz!

A closer look….

The Dusty Attic chipboard flourish is altered with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Stain and then painted with Clear Distress Crackle Paint.  I lightened it a bit with dabs of Ranger Silver metallic paint.

The scalloped pink photo mat is made with a Fiskars border punch.

One of my favourite elements on this layout is the hanging sign. I used Creative Imaginations Real wood veneer paper.  A wood-grained patterned paper would also work well.

Tim Holtz Ball Chain metal is used to hang the sign from under the shadow box frame.

Those wonderful little alpha stickers are October Afternoon…also sent to me from Michelle 🙂

To make the sign, I just basically cut a rectangle of wood veneer and then 4 small strips, which I then “mitred” in the corners.  I inked the edges with Chestnut Roan Cat’s Eye ChalkBox ink.

I cut the foam squares in half so they were narrow enough under the frame edges.

It does bother me that there is no apostrophe after the word “Farmers”….but I’ll just have to let that one go because the title just looks better this way…lol!  Hmmm….design matters more than grammar??

After finishing the page, I placed it into a lovely light pink distressed shadow box frame I bought at Michaels a long time ago.  My mom now has it hanging in her home….and has asked me to make one for Clara too 🙂

12 Comments on Farmers’ Daughters

  1. Sandi Smith
    August 31, 2011 at 1:10 pm (12 years ago)

    Just beautiful Kelly…love the little sign and every other perfect detail!!!

  2. Luz Maria Bruna
    August 31, 2011 at 3:40 pm (12 years ago)

    What a fabulous work on this PRECIOUS layout my friend!!

  3. Micupoftea~
    August 31, 2011 at 5:20 pm (12 years ago)

    Sweet and a lovely vintage feel. I especially like the hand stitching. The punching and doily add femininity and daintiness. WHat a treasure the photo is for your family heritage album! Your pages always have wonderful touches. Chicken ‘wire’ is perfect on this LO~

  4. Cindy Gay
    August 31, 2011 at 5:25 pm (12 years ago)

    Ok you party girl! This is a great layout starting with the priceless photo. Great shadow box style framing with the punchwork and chicken wire. The sign (title box) is very creative and the stitchery also very nice.

  5. Michelle
    August 31, 2011 at 6:12 pm (12 years ago)

    Wow oh wow Kelly! this is GORGEOUS!!! I’m awed at all the wonderfully creative details on this LO!!!This is so sweet and touching! No wonder your mother loved it! the frame title is awesome!!!! and so is the double frame shadow box! I keep going back to look at all the gorgeous little details!

  6. misty
    September 1, 2011 at 9:12 am (12 years ago)

    This is amazing kelly! I loooove that frame. I’ve never seen anything like it!

  7. Melissa
    September 2, 2011 at 10:15 pm (12 years ago)

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Just a stunning layout!

  8. Paula
    September 4, 2011 at 9:58 am (12 years ago)

    OMG! You did stitcking on your page!! I am so impressed by this since I know you laugh at me so much when I am doing it. And you used a tool to do it!!
    Way to go (LOL)! Great layout Kelly.

  9. Sharon (Fritchey)
    September 5, 2011 at 7:06 am (12 years ago)

    Such a lovely page!!!!!!! You are amazing!

  10. Pendra
    September 14, 2011 at 8:19 am (12 years ago)

    What a beautiful tribute for a wonderful photo! I bet your Mom was so thrilled! My Mom just passed and I have found some amazing photos of her as a little girl, this is a wonderful idea for these treasured photos! I have been away from my home and supplies for months and months and I am having scrap anxiety… but I am storing up ideas, and this is at the top! Thanks for sharing the most inspiring and creative projects!

  11. WillieburgScrapper
    September 17, 2011 at 3:04 pm (12 years ago)

    This is such a great project! The details are AMAZING!!! Love the chicken wire corners and the real wood sign- the cross stitch is the perfect corner on the sides there- what a fantastic way to match a wonderful photo! pinned onto my Pinterest account!


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