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Back to the Day - A Family History Layout

by Teresa Horner | July 7, 2017
Back to the Day - A Family History Layout

Hi and welcome to the Ruby Rock it blog.  I have a totally different kind of share today but one that all of you that do family pages might love.  As always we seem to inherit lots of family photos through time and there is nothing more exciting that hearing stories of a loved one and then actually finding a picture of them to see what they looked like to add to that story.  I am doing a page today of my husband's great, great grandparents and the " I Wood" papers were perfect to use to go with the log cabin that was their family home in the picture.

So back in the day his grandparents started like most of the early settlers in the US with not very much.  They built their own log house, worked the family farm and enjoyed their days with family and friends just like generations before them.  So when i saw this wood plank paper i knew i could put together something old and lacy for my page to give it that old rustic country charm I was looking for.  I used a piece of Bella flowered paper to match her dress and tucked in die cut doilies out of vellum.  Then i layered a piece of old journaling paper on top of that from the Get Hitched paper collection.  And the chipboard frame and flowers really made the picture pop more.

Here you can see the little wood chips that i cut from one of the wedding papers called "Getting Hitched" I thought it would be a neat addition to the page since all the wood they used in the fireplace was chopped by hand.  And it had really pretty lacy flowers on it so that went with her pretty dress that she had on that day in the picture.  

And to add even more lace i used a stencil and added just a bit of gesso over the top of the papers and the vellum to fancy it up a little.  And if it's not vintage enough for you be sure and get out some chalk in out and ink it up a bit to antique it.  That is one of my favorite products and I can't have enough of it on hand for creating things.  

And lastly the lettering was from a few things i had in my stash and i mixed it up with some of the mini alphabet letters and a computer font message to add at the bottom.

I hope this inspires you to get out a few of your family pictures and order some of the I Wood paper and have fun.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by!!  Enjoy your day.

Supply List:
white flowers
GSLC Round Grapevine Chipboard Frame
Gesso , Spellbinders die, scissors, paper trimmer
Versamagic gingerbread ink

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