Thursday, April 23, 2020

1941 - We Will Remember layout

Hi everyone and welcome back today I am on Couture Creations blog 
sharing a layout created with the 
New Release
"LEST WE FORGET" Collection of papers 
with coordinating stamps and dies.

The photograph is a very special one of my Maternal Grandfather, 
he was positioned in Northern Africa 
fighting for the Italian army in World War 2 around 1941- 1942. This photograph is a very treasured one from my family history.  The Italian army in the war positioned calvary soldiers in Tunisia, Africa.  My grandfather had to go but he didn't like it.  If you look closer to towards the pocket of his military jacket coat, there is a photograph in his pocket, it is of his family taken just before my mother was born. It was to remind him of his wife (my Grandmother and at that stage his three children) He returned back from his military duties and later had another 4 children back in Italy.

These papers are just perfect for this photograph and I plan to create some more with them for my family history pages - even if they are not for ANZAC themed pages. I just love the poppy flowers , great for fuzzy cutting. :)

The page in full - 1941 - We will Remember 

Firstly,  taking the reverse side paper of
CO727706 Sheet 7 Lest We Forget paper 12 x 12 
and trimming it to 23cm x 23cm, adhering it some black card stock 12 x 12.

Stamping the Lest We Forget Growing Together mini stamp CO727695
around  the edges and colouring in the poppy flowers with ink colour and wet Brush.

Matting my photograph with several different card stock and papers (3 in total)

Adding a strip of poppies from the CO727676  Sheet 2 
Lest We Forget paper  12x 12 to the top of page, as shown.

Fussy cutting several of the flowers from 
CO727706 Lest We Forget paper sheet 7 and also
  some stamped images from the mini stamp 
CO727692 Lest We Forget Poppy Leaves,

and cutting some of the following
Lest We Forget Mini die - Standing Poppies CO727682
Lest We Forget Mini die - We Will Remember CO727688
Lest We Forget mini die - The Cross CO727687

Also from the STEAMPUNK DREAMS Collection 
CO727712 Distressed Tag die 

Chipboard numbers CO726242 

Creating a cluster of the flowers and leaves and arranging them at the bottom left hand side of the page. 

Arranging all the pieces as shown in the photographs

Thanks for stopping by
stay safe and stay healthy

Until next time - Happy Crafting :)

Couture Creations Products:
CO727706 Sheet 7 Lest We Forget paper 12 x 12
 CO727695 Lest We Forget Growing Together mini stamp  
CO727692 Lest We Forget Poppy Leaves mini stamp
CO727676  Sheet 2  Lest We Forget paper  12 x 12
CO727682 Lest We Forget Mini die - Standing Poppies CO727682
CO727688 Lest We Forget Mini die - We Will Remember 
CO727687 Lest We Forget mini die - The Cross 
CO726242 Couture Creations mini Chipboard numbers  
CO727712 Steampunk Dreams - Distressed Tags set die 
CDIEPL029 Card Deco Bronze Pigment Ink 

Cheers Adriana xx