Sunday, May 26, 2019

Mary Jane 1942

During World War II, my father served as a waist gunner in the Eighth Air Force on a B-17 Flying Fortress. While he was stationed in England, he kept a photo album filled with pictures of his companions, the planes that came back damaged, and most of all, of friends and family back home.
One of my nephews spent countless hours scanning the album as well as a pocket diary and a scrapbook filled with newspaper clippings that my grandmother put together.
I’ve selected this image from my father's album for this year’s Mother’s Day layout. It’s simply captioned “Mary Jane 1942”.

When I opened my May Kit from Très Jolie and started examining the pretties, I immediately put this sheet to one side, knowing that I’d want to use it for this page. I love the design, with the weathered frame and background of equally weathered whitewashed boards and flowers and lace on top.

My first step, after deciding where to place the photo and that large flower, was to figure how to arrange one of the corner chippies that came in the kit. I ended up cutting it into three pieces and colored it with Color Bloom mist and Sparks paint from my stash. 

While that was drying, I cut a slit on the edge of the “frame” and slid one side of the fussy-cut border piece (part of the 035 ephemera sheet) underneath, so that the other side would end under the flower.
Next, I cut three of the images from the back of the cover sheet, inked them, and fanned them out to fit behind the photo. 

Once that was done, I began to embellish my page, using more flowers from the kit along with a fussy cut clock and butterflies from the ephemera sheets.

The larger flower and the vintage lace are left over from the March kit.

The main part of this trinket from the April kit is actually cork. I altered it to blend in with the rest of my page by stamping it with chalk ink.


Lemon Craft – Grow Old with Me Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – 04 #LP-GROW04
Lemon Craft – Grow Old with Me Collection – 12 x 12 Cover Sheet #LZP-GROW01

Lemon Craft – Grow Old with Me Collection – Vintage Time Ephemera 035 #LZP-GROW01
Lemon Craft – Grow Old with Me Collection – Vintage Time Ephemera 037 #LP-VT037
Prima – Lifetime Collection – Flower Embellishments – Brown #564476
Prima – Divine Collection – Fabric Flower Embellishments – Peach #564612
Prima – Pretty Pale Collection – Flower Embellishments – Meadows #637682
Prima Marketing – Zella Teal Collection – Flower Embellishments – Made with Love #597177
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Rose Page Corners
Prima – Vintage Trinkets – Wood Dangles with Beads #560829
Très Jolie – Vintage Doily
Prima – Ingvild Bolme – Chalk Fluid Edger – Pastel Peach #891756
Prima – Color Bloom – Spray Mist –  Sultry Shimmer – Lime Wedge #573850
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Sparks Acrylic Paint – Butterfly Spells #964122
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink – Vintage Photo #40262

Prima – Rosarian Collection – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Mix 2 #559489
EK Success – Cutter Bee – Scissors EK-CB01

Scor-Tape – ½”
Beacon – 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

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