The Lizzie Brooch – Using Monograms

Hi everyone,

Todays layout is about a family treasure, even though not worth lots in terms of money. Many of the women in my family have had the name Elizabeth and the Lizzie Brooch has been passed down through the generations.  I wanted to make a layout about the Lizzie Brooch and one of my creative team assignments for Get It Scrapped was to use a monogram so this was just the prompt I needed to make the layout!  There are lots of different ideas for using monograms on your scrapbook pages on the Get It Scrapped blog.

I wanted to make a replica of the Lizzie Brooch to go on my layout so I photographed it, then printed it in a large size so the details wouldn’t be lost and so it could be one of the main elements on my page.  Then I fussy cut the brooch from the photograph and dipped it in UTEE.  I wasn’t sure how the UTEE would interact with the photo ink before I started but it worked out fine.  I like it when that happens 🙂  I heated the UTEE further with my heat gun to let the excess drip off.  TIP: Sometimes when you use UTEE like this it can crack but if that happens don’t worry you just need to reheat it to melt it back together.

The end result is a glossy, smooth, dimensional element that is a great representation of the brooch.  I added a cream doily die cut behind the brooch so that the details would stand out against the background.  The layout was created out of out mostly Prima products to give it a soft, pretty, vintage look that reminds me of my grandmother and the photograph is my daughter wearing the Lizzie Brooch.  If you have any questions just leave me a comment or you can find my email address on the About Me page.

I’ll be back on Friday with a card made out of Vintage Bliss by Simple Stories.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

thelizziebrooch

The Lizzie Brooch by Kristy T | Supplies: Cardstock: Artee; Patterned Paper: Prima; Chipboard: Dusty Attic; Flowers: Prima; Journalling Notecard Set: Prima; Punches: Martha Stewart; Alphas: Websters Pages, Simple Stories; Pearls: Kaisercraft; Dies: Spellbinders; Paint: Distress Paint by Tim Holtz/Ranger(Black Soot, Brushed Pewter, Antique Linen); Distress Stickles: Ranger (Stardust); Paperclip: Prima; Flutterbits: Prima; Liquid Pearls: Ranger (petal pink);Lace; Ribbon.

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