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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Proper Gentlemen

Not too long ago, my friend gave me pictures of her grandparents and wanted me to use them in unique layouts.  I thought about how I could make the layouts different from all others I had seen.  I formulated my idea and headed out to Big Lots to see what they had I could use.  
Below is the result.  Enjoy! 

I used a woven place mat that measures 14x14.  It is a rich brown, almost leathery, tightly woven place mat with a decorative edge.

I then chose my paper from the "Proper Gentlemen", Graphic 45 Collection.  I now had my inspiration and proceeded to choose and cut out the embellies I would use, add vintage buttons, belt buckle and distress a few of the paper edges.

Above are a few of the hand cut embellies from the G45 papers I used.  

Above are the flowers I made with my Cricut, added vintage buttons and tied with floss.  The airplane is from G45 Transatlantique Collection.  

Above is my finished product.   It is loaded with goodies.  From left to right is a vintage gold belt buckle, pocket watch, vintage buttons, handmade flowers, butterflies, airplane, hat, tie, shirt, and of course a real picture of a dashing and debonair gentleman (my friend's granddad).  
I just love this layout and had such a good time putting it together.  Have a great day today and try something new today.

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