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Together Forever by SUE CREASE

Together Forever by SUE CREASE

Hello!
I'm up on  The Mad Scrapper Blog today with this gorgeous layout of my late parents who are now together forever.
I have used 2 papers from Blue-Fern-Studios from the  "Lucky* Star* collection for this as well as a sheet of lilac which I had already gutted out for something else. Firstly apologies for the next couple of photos as my lighting wasn't very good! I started by trimming  Wish down to 11.5 square, distressed the edges and then using Crackle Texture Paste through my favourite Finnabair Stencil - Iris Tapestry in several areas, I left it to dry.
Then from the  Stardust paper I fussy cut the flower cluster from the left along with the jewel and a fancy tag. I also cut from the lilac paper a half tag and a few leaves from some green.
Once the crackle paste had dried (next day for me) I didn't like it being so white so I brushed on a little Seedless Preserves  and  Peacock Feathers  distress inks and I'll use these again on this layout.
I started by stitching with embroidery floss in old gold in 3 places. In this top left I have added a few beads in colours within the papers. I also fussy cut out that dangling lock and placed it back down using foam pads. I also added 2 green gems where they were flat on the paper. You can see here where I decided to add the flower cluster.
This next photo shows a small cluster of flowers, leaves and the 2 tags I made. I added green floss to them and you will see it is the same I have used to stitch on the corner. I also used some Cheesecloth under the photo to soften it.
This next photo shows the title which is a sentiment from a Kaisercraft paper which I've kept for sometime. You may also be able to see a couple of Kaisercraft  Rhinestones  in dark-purple I have used quite a few on the layout. The colours in these papers are so rich and jewel like, they were a dream to use.
In this next photo you get a better view of the main cluster in which I have used these new 49andmarket Rustic Bouquet Paper Flowers in Blue Jay, also Pixie Petals 1.5cm Roses - White  which I touched with the distress ink, Mini Flowers   in cream and another couple of flowers from my stash. You can also see the heart jewel I cut out and added with foam beneath.
Here you can see the tops of the tags and the fussy cut flower piece. When I finished the layout I decided to add some splatters in gold. I can tell you I stress greatly over doing this right at the end just in case I mess it up!!!
One final look at the layout complete, I love this as it was taken at the party celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary back in 2008.
Thanks for stopping by again today. Do try to leave a comment as it's always nice to see who has dropped by. Also I hope you can find time to stop over at The Mad Scrapper   you will definitely find lots to take your fancy in there.
Till next time, take care.
Sue.
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