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Lord of the Dance by SUE CREASE

Lord of the Dance by SUE CREASE

Today I'd like to share a layout I have made for The Mad Scrapper Blog. I have also made this for my Brother-in-Law as it is his late father who was a champion Irish Stepdancer as you can see by all the medals and cups in the photograph. The photo is one of my favourite that he shares with us and I was so pleased he allowed me to use it.
For this layout I have used the b side of North pole by 49-and-Market which I cut down and then matted on to a piece of bazzill-basics/Patch which is a lovely green. I then added a grey mix of Gesso I made up through my favourite stencil - Iris Tapestry; when dry I added Tea Dye distress ink and Black Soot through a Kaisercraft mini stencil. I added a strip of paper and a strip of music paper through the centre tucking under some vintage lace.
I made my stack behind the photo first (something I picked up from one of the 49 and Market DT's) this made it easier to place. I used a 49 and Market essential 4x6 file frame set along with Vintage Artistry Collage Stack. I added chipboard last and to that some cheesecloth 
This next photo shows the ticket you needed to get in to the Special Event held at Earls Court on St. Patrick's Day 1939 where Maurice was dancing with his sister Maureen O'Connell along with others from their club against members arriving from Ireland.
Once I had placed the photo and ticket down I set about adding my embellishments flowers by 49 and Market in parchment, bluejay and ocean-jade along with a couple of bus tickets out of the Christmas Ephemera pack. I added a rosette charm and some pearls.
I found what looked like a clump of 4 leaf clover on the 49 and Market rub-ons (Butter collection) and added them to the bottom.
I printed out some words used to describe steps within the dances and a sentiment for the top of the page which was copied from a Kaisercraft sheet of paper.
Here you can see I have added another charm, this time a 4 leaf clover on a piece of green waxed cord nestling flowers around it
I have added sequins, pearls and gems around the page all in greens. I also made a little frame and tucked in it a smaller copy of the ticket along with a musical flourish and a couple more tabs. Then to finish off I added 2 heart Perspextives one grey above the date and the other is tucked by the bus tickets.
Thanks for stopping by again today. Please leave a comment as it's always nice to see who has stopped by. Don't forget to drop in at The Mad Scrapper  or better still call in to the store itself.
Take Care and you will find the links below for the products I have used today.
Bazzill- Patch/Grasscloth  
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