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This Is What Family Looks Like

I’m using the October Scrapbook Kit from Tres Jolie to scrap some heritage photos; the colors and images are perfect for this purpose. Last week, I posted a layout featuring my maternal Great Grandmother; this is my father’s side of the family – my Great-Grandparents Jessie and Edward Wood and five of their children: Charles, Jennie, Bradford, Nellie and (my grandfather) Fremont – taken around 1923.

I’ve used the October Mood Board as inspiration, with hints of greens and pinks in the flowers and the images of stones reflected in the small scattering of art stones. I love that center image with the woven basket and fibers that blends so well with the woven chairs in the photo and the hint of burlap that I’ve used for matting. This month’s twist is “Fall”; my layout is full of autumnal hues and textures.

My photo is matted with several layers of patterned paper, cut and lightly distressed, along with a bit of burlap. Each layer is backed with thin chipboard to add dimension.

I fussy cut several floral images and layered them along the side.

I took one half of the Split Mandala 2 chipboard border and colored it with Ground Espresso distress ink before placing it below the photo. The embellishment cluster was made with a few of the gorgeous Sharon Ziv blooms, several pieces of the Craft O’Clock die cuts and some of the Beaded Berries, all from the kit.

I finished my page by borrowing a scattering of the Art Stones that came in the Mixed Media Kit.

***Did you know? The Mood Board Challenge is open to everyone! – you don’t have to be a subscriber to Tres Jolie. If the October Mood Board has inspired you, why not play along? Here’s a link to the blog post; just scroll down to the bottom for details.

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