Good Afternoon to You All,
And Good Friday to you all too. I hope your Easter holiday has got off with a bang and that you have all been enjoying this fabulous weather. For Easter, it's amazing!
I've been meaning to scrap this lovely photograph of my late mother, Margo, since forever and last night, after seeing Glimpsing the Past, Angie's, beautiful layout of her mother, I finally got around to making a start - and finished it today. Taken just before her 19th birthday and a few months before she married my father this, sadly, is the only surviving photo of her when she was this young. She had the most amazing green eyes, which I didn't inherit unfortunately, thick black hair, a beautiful complexion, and was entirely too glamorous for words.
The design paper is Prima, Fairy Flora Collection, "Pixie Garden" and was chosen because the colours reflected those in my mother's dress - I know this is a sepia print but the dress was wine and gold and the string of pearls, you can just about spot, were pink. I remember both well, especially as I cut my teeth on the pearls! My mother was an expert needlewoman and she saved her war time coupons to buy the fabric for this dress. She also made her wedding outfit but sadly there are no surviving photos of my parents on their wedding day.
The gorgeous wine coloured flower and ribbon is from The Fruit Pixie, as is the gold flower trim. Other ribbons are Anna Griffin, including the gold one down the right side which I pleated onto DS tape. The butterfly came from an old necklace and all the other embellishments are from my stash - which means I can't remember where I got them : (
Wishing you all a very happy holiday once again.