I recently saw the following sketch posted on the Bo Bunny blog as a sketch challenge and knew I had the right papers and photo to complete the challenge.
I chose not to include the die-cut as the base of my photo because the die-cut from the Bo Bunny Cambridge line was cream and I really wanted a green background as my Grandpa was in the Canadian Armed Forces especially since the photo is black and white.
I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder to create the checked pattern on the yellow and red papers. I distressed all of the edges of the papers and inked all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
It is hard to see in these photos but I also painted Tarnished Brass Distress Stickles on the lions and eagles on all the creasts as well as the wings and star on the cut out above the photo. I painted Black Soot Distress Stickles on the black portions of the crests. I also painted Aged Mahogony Distress Stickles along the red edge of the cream and red die-cut behind the photo. Ichose to paint the Stickles on as I just wanted to add a hint of extra texture to the elements.
Besides the technique items, pretty much everything else on the page is from the Bo Bunny Cambridge line. The only item I added that was not is the trinket pin pictured above which is from Tim Holtz.
I love the way this layout turned out. This photo has always been one of my favourites from the collection of photos my Grandma kept. It shows my Grandpa's personality and his love for his family (the boy standing is my Dad and the baby Grandpa is holding is my Uncle). This is definitely one I will always treasure.