Friday, 1 April 2016

Life In Pictures - CTMH April SOTM Blog Hop




Welcome to our Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.

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 Today I would like to share with you this layout of my Dad when he was young. He passed away in 2014 but he spent his whole life as a photographer, using many of these large format cameras. 
It features April 2016  Stamp of the Month Life in Pictures S1604
available exclusively during April for $7.50 when you spend $75. Or just rrp of $27 for the SOTM if you don't need to place a $75 order this month.



I started with White Daisy cardstock 3.25" x 11" and used black ink to stamp the photo frame in the centre and then the sentiment in the middle of the frame. I random stamped the cameras, making sure that I stamped over the edges. If you do this on your All Purpose Mat the excess ink can just be wiped away. I stamped the photo frame again on a scrap of Flaxen cardstock and cut it out with my All Purpose Scissors. The fine point lets you get right into those corners easily! I then adhered this frame over the top of the other stamped frame using 3D Foam Tape and tied some Black and Gold Ribbon around it. Next I used a Dauber and Flaxen Ink to distress the edges of the whole piece and then went around again with Black Ink.

The background page is 12x12" Black Cardstock. The Flaxen page adhered on top is 11.5 x 11.5". I adhered only the left hand side of the stamped white piece so that I could tuck the black ribbon under the other side later. I used Micro Glue Dots to stick down the pieces of ribbon, cutting them as I went and tucking the ends under the page edge. 

I used EzyDots to adhere the matted photos to the page and then stamped an extra camera in Flaxen Ink in a blank corner. I added Black Epoxy Bubbles to the corners of the page and one to each photo to look like tacks or pins. I wrote my Dad's name on a scrap of Flaxen and daubed the edges in Black Ink then just wrote the year next to each photo directly on the page. I hope you like it!

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Thanks for looking!

Georgia O'Shea
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