Saturday, 25 May 2013

Violets for Granny

I made this layout earlier this month, but have been too busy with other things to share it with you all. 
This is a lovely photo of my grandmother(in her youth), who unfortunately I didn't get to know at all as she died some 40 odd years ago.  Through her though, I have inherited the 'crafty' gene.  She was a brilliant seamstress & homemaker.  She sewed all the clothes for her 5 children, embroidered beautifully, could cook a banquet out of nothing at all(all on a coal fired stove of course) preserved every possible fruit and vege she could get her hands on. She loved her garden, I remember lots of flowers and a large vege garden ALWAYS. Her favourite flowers were violets.  All in all my granny was one clever lady.  I'm sure she would appreciate this layout.

Products I have used here are G45 Secret Garden paper and tags, dusty attic chippies DA0670 mini wire dress form (inked) & DA0543 baroque corners (gesso, texture paste, stickles), old lace, feathers, pearls and flowers from my stash.

Challenges entered:
dustyattic - monthy LO sketch
creativecraftcottage - mothers day


  1. Gorgeous layout, love the colour. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft Cottage NZ.

  2. Stunning layout, love the colour combo.

  3. Wow Brenda this is stinkin awesome, Love that shade of purple, really goes with that Vintage photo. I am certainly learning from you and the southern girls.
    Hugz Judex:)

  4. Granny would have loved the page you have done for her. She also would have enjoyed trying all the different crafts we have available today.

  5. Comments made on Dusty Attic

    Comment by Tina Dalton on May 21, 2013 at 7:41pm
    Gorgeous layout. love the corners they look super, love violets too

    . Comment by Karen Shady on May 23, 2013 at 4:35am
    love the colours.. the photo is beautiful x

    . Comment by Olga Znamenskaya on May 26, 2013 at 1:39am
    Very soft color!