Hello from the Berkshires of Massachusetts, USA !
I would like to share with a tutorial for making a vintage/shabby style flower as seen below:
You can mix and match the layers you like,
I used a crocheted doily,
cut a pattern out of lace,
a punched circle from a book page,
a paper doily,
a small paper flower and a small edging of lace.
Part of the shabiness is mixing
Here it is used on a layout:
This was inspired by a sketch from Tammy Henderson and features my daughter and my niece, my 2 favorites girls in the world. When my sister-in-law was pregnant, my daughter was worried that she wouldn't be as special to my Mother (Grammy) anymore and I could tell she was trying to hide her jealousy.
When Vivien finally arrived we drove down to see her. When Naomi saw her, she started crying with emotion and said,"I had no idea someone could be so small and so beautiful!"
God has a special design for each of us and loves equally, even if sometimes we feel others are receiving a little more of his favor at the moment.
Take heart and remember:
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.