I promised you some pictures of a heritage album I made for my sister's birthday a couple of years ago so here is a double page.
The pictures are of our mother, we think from the early 1940s and although in colour, the tone is more sepia. I wanted to reflect the vintage look of the pictures so opted for muted colours in pale pink, violet and soft brown.
For the page on the left I used a paper doily cut in half for the border which I inked in pink and covered with pink swirls die cut using a Quickutz Flourish die. The background paper was an embossed rose pattern that just screamed 1940s.
For the facing page I chose paper to match the colour of my mother's coat and echoed the old look of the clothes with some mother-of-pearl buttons. I finished it off with a cream-coloured lace brooch in the bottom left corner. This was simple to make by taking a length of lace and pleating it 4 times. I pushed a brad into the bottom of the sections to hold them together and once attached to the page, fanned the lace out.