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Youth’s the season made for joys,
Love is then our duty.

JOHN GAY, The Beggar’s Opera

Aaahh… and how joyful is the duty of love when you’re young and your heart is beating in unison with your sweetheart’s!   It is an added bonus if your sister is a photographer because then you can have the most beautiful pictures as memories of a summer spent in love.  It doesn’t get better than that!

The title of my double page layout for this week is ‘Memories’.

The tags are from 7G (Oh, I do love them so!!!) and I cut the numbers off the bottom of the tags and put two layers of embossing enamel on them to deepen the colour and add dimension and shine.  Then I stapled the numbers back onto the tags in different positions and used them to slide small black and white pictures into.  The tags were fastened to the layout with an assortment of brads to add to the shabby chique feel of the layout.

Masking is something that have always fascinated me and I used two different flourishes to create images on the background.  This technique is really simple to do:  just hold the flourish (or whatever mask you’re using) firmly in place and then use a stippling brush to apply the layers of colour.  Three colours of paint are usually enough to give depth to the colour of the image. I used ‘Red Oxide’ from Chromacryl as a base and layered ‘espresso’ from Making Memories on top of that and just a teensy weensy bit of ‘Cool Red’, also from Chromacryl, on top of the other two.

The title of my layout is ‘Memories’ and it is ordinary chipboard that I painted with ‘Red Oxide’ and then I stamped onto the paint with Staz-on ink an a dictionary stamp.  Two layers of clear embossing enamel provides the finishing lustre to the title.

           Lastly I added the beautiful pictures to complete the page and ta-da!

I am looking forward to scrapping with you on Saturday when we will also finalize our scrapping trip to the Drakensberg 🙂

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