Friday, April 10, 2020

Post Card

Très Jolie’s April Kit, featuring the new Rosalie collection from 13 @rts, is full of pinks and gray and hints of brown – perfect for showcasing vintage photos like this one taken in 1936 at Conesus Lake, located in Western New York. The pretty lady in front wearing the bandana print top is my mother at the age of 18.

I based this layout on the sketch that Kim created for the April Sketch Challenge, starting with the stamping on the left side. Following my resolution to make use of neglected tools, I dug out an old Penny Black stamp. The rose-on-script image blends in perfectly with the paper design.
My other resolution is to dig into my stash and use a few pieces here and there in my layouts. I found a postcard that had a back that made a perfect layer behind the photo and a bit of trim that not only fit the sketch design but blends well with the colors of the pattern paper.
Lots and lots of fussy cutting here: I cut a frame in two and layered it behind my photo and tucked flower and leaf images under and behind the pretty Prima flowers.
A scattering of butterflies (also fussy cut) and a bit of ephemera at the bottom of my photo were all that I needed to finish this page.

A few closeups:



***Très Jolie April Kit***
13 @rts – Rosalie Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Secret Letters #ARTR001
13 @rts – Rosalie Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sweet Roses #ARTR002
13 @rts – Rosalie Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Dear Diary #ARTR006
Prima – Dulce Collection – Flower Embellishments – Cotton Candy #644567
13 @rts – Rosalie Collection – Ephemera Paper Elements – 42 Pcs #ARTR009

Bradshaw International – Sweet Creations – Doily – 8”
Pleated Metallic Trim – Black/Silver
Post Card

Tsukineko – Memento – Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black #ME900
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Hickory Smoke #TIM43232

Penny Black – Wood Mounted Rubber Stamp – Words Like Flowers #4181K

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.


  1. this is so nostalgic and beautiful—what a great photo of your Mother. I love that you dove into your stash—this is the time to do that.