Vintage Layout

Hi, I'm Gini and I am so excited to be sharing my first post for Cheery Lynn Designs! I have been a big fan of theese intricate dies for quite some time, and am beyond thrilled to get to share these with you. This is a layout of my great-grandmother, who was an artist, and who inspired me to start making things with my hands at an early age. I often look around my studio and think how much fun she would have had creating things there.

I matted my picture with the new Horizon Coved Rectangle Mega Doily. Behind the picture, I layered the inner and outer cuts of the Nautical Wheeler Doily. To build the skelaton of my flower cluster, I used the Pair of Ferns and the Mini Flourish One to establish where my flowers would go. I made several large, and more ornate flowers first, and then added smaller ones to fill in.

The large blue flower in the lower center of the page was made with Stackers Flower 2. The inner petals were curled inwards, while the outer layers were just slightly curled outwards. All of my flowers were painted with Creative Inspirations paints. The flower to the lower left, was again made using the Stackers Flower 2, but this time, the center was created using the Lace Corner Deco D. Varying sizes of pale blue flowers were made using Judy's Blooms. This added continuity to the floral cluster. Finally, Medium Roses and Cuties Two flowers were nestled in, along with leaves from Judy's Blooms, Olive Branches, and Stacker Flowers 1 (leaf)

I am looking forward to sharing with you every Monday inspiring creations from Cheery Lynn! Remember, we have a new blog just for our challenges - and this week we are challenging you to create a basket. Perfect for Easter!

Cheery Lynn Dies
Horizon Coved Rectangle Mega Doily

Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs
Stamps: Hampton Art
Embossing Powder: Suzy West Sierra Sunrise, Metalline Green
Paper, pearls, gems: Kaisercraft
Paint: Creative Inspirations
Sakura Crystal Lacquer
Ink: Clearsnap, Ranger Distress Ink


  1. This is very beautiful! :)



  2. Such a beautiful layout of your Great-Grandmother!! Love all the floral detail! The flowers are gorgeous! The Nautical Wheeler Doily is a delicate touch the gorgeous picture.

  3. Wow,what a fabulous layout, the flower display is gorgeous, love the horizon coved die behind the photo. Just beautiful all of it.
    Donna xx

  4. What a gorgeous layout, Gini. Your floral arrangement is just amazing!

  5. Gini this is so gorgeous! I'm so used to seeing your beautiful cards,it surprised me to see this gorgeous layout!!

  6. This is such a stunning layout! All the flowers are so beautiful and what a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing

  7. Congratulations on your first post! It is a beautiful layout! Love the flowers you created and the use of the nautical wheeler die is so pretty! Great, great project!!!
    :) Jill

  8. A most beautiful page I love the layout and the vintage feel Hugs Elaine

  9. Ah, Gini, and we had such high hopes for you as a new design team member......AND YOU CERTAINLY DIDN'T DISAPPOINT! Your layout is beautiful and you did an amazing job with the flowers. Big warm hugs!

  10. Thank you so much for all the sweet comments! Cheery Lynn Designs makes it so easy to create beautiful projects!


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