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JAMES - My Dad

JAMES - My Dad

JAMES – My Dad

Using up the remainder of the paper in the Maja - Miles Apart February Kit, green, being my most favourite colour, I put together a simple single layout using an old photo I found of my Dad who passed away 3 years ago.  I decided to scrap this photo as it is the only one we have of my Dad as a young lad.  The original photo is very small, so I had to scan it onto my pc and enlarge it. Thankfully, I came away with a half decent copy which I was able to use. 


For the base I used Be Safe - Green Side 12x12"

For my photo matt I cut Bazzill Guacomole to 9¼ x 9¼”, Bazzill Bark to 9 x 9” and Be Safe – Floral side to 8 x 8”. All stuck down with score tape, I placed my photo matt ¾ of inch down from the top of my page centrally.    

My photo size was 5 ¾” x 3 ¾” – matted with Guacomole 6 ¼ x 4 ¼” and Bark 6 x 4”. I then placed the photo centrally onto the photo matt using score tape.

I then cut a strip of Bark ¾“ x 12” and placed a piece of the floral cut of strip onto this. Using score tape, I placed this on my page, ½” up from the bottom. 


Using Dusty Attic – deVine Frame Set, I cut out a quarter of a corner section.  I painted (using a small paint brush) the leaves with Art Alchemy Acrylic paint -Dark Forest, the frame sides with Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint - Royal Red and I used my Pigma Micron Pen - Sepia to colour the vine stems.  Once dry, I added more Dark Forest paint to the leaves, just to add a wee bit more texture.  I then placed this on the left side corner of my photo matt.  I used 3d Gloss Gel to stick this in place.  From my stash I added 5 small keys (my Dad had a thing for keys – he had hundreds of them, why he kept them, sadly I will never know!)  I wanted these to look like they are hanging from the vine. I placed them on my layout using 3d Gloss Gel, I used my Pigma Micron Pen to draw a line from the key to the vine.  

On the strip at the bottom I added the lock from the Metal Patina Trinkets, again stuck down with 3d Gloss Gel. I then coloured in the lock hole dark using my Pigma Micron Pen.

Around the bottom of the photo I added a wee bunch of flowers from 49 and Market Maura's Vineyard - Rose, a piece of Cream Lace Ribbon – cut 2 ¾”, 2 pieces of DA Quoted Sentiments, important stuff & xoxo, a key selected from the Metal Patina Trinkets, a DA leaf and rose – salmon colour and a clock button.  I stuck everything down with 3d Gloss gel apart from the lace which I used ribbon adhesive and the  words ‘important stuff’ I used some foam dots to raise it up. 

Title & Journaling

I cut a piece of Walnut Cream 3 ¼” x 2”, I inked this all around using Distressed Ink – Aged Mahogany.  I wrote my journaling using my Pigma Micron Pen – Sepia.  I matted this with Bark cut 3 ½” x 2 ¼” and Guacamole 3 ¾” x 2 ½”.  I punched a single hole in the middle of the left hand side, edged the hole with my Pigma Micron Pen – Sepia.  I stuck these together with score tape.  I used a piece of cream ribbon from my stash and a brad. I laid this at the right hand side of my embellishments, using a foam dot to secure the outer side of the journaling card from moving. 

For my Title I cut a strip of Walnut Cream ½” wide x 4 ½ in length.  I then used Bark to matt this ¾” wide by 4 ¾” in length.  I used my Aged Mahogany Distress Ink to ink all around the edges.  I then added some green Alpha’s from my stash of  the Colour Vibe Alpha Sticker Book. Once I placed my Dad’s name on the matt, I took my dauber and gently went over this with more Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.   All put together and placed with score tape.

A nice wee layout to add to my collection in memory of my Dad. xxx

Items Used

DA de Vine Frame Set 

Quoted Sentiments #1 Black DA1796 

Metal Patina Trinkets - Keys

Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint - Metallique Royal Red

Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint - Dark Forest

Distress Ink Pad - Aged Mahogany


49 And Market Maura's Vineyard - Rose Flowers

Dusty Rose Leaves

9mm Cream Lace Ribbon

Idea-Ology Long Fasteners - Brad

Pigma Micron Pen - Sepia

Color Vibe Alpha Sticker Book - Bold - Green 

Corner Rounder 

3D Gloss Gel

Scor-Tape - 1/4" Double Sided Tape

Adhesive Foam - Dots


Own Stash

Small Metal Keys x 5

Clock Button

Rose - Salmon Pink 

Cream Ribbon 

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Sue - February 21, 2021

This is lovely. Great use of the papers, perfect for your dad’s photo. X

Anonymous - February 20, 2021

A lovely way to memory keep Jackie x

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