Great Aunt Alida


I scrap-booked one 12″ x 12″ page in March 2015 of my great Aunt Alida Wilhelmina Smit (25.7.1881-2.9.1960), my father Petrus Johannes Smit (2.1.1932-24.12.2014) and he’s sister Christina Phillipina Smit (5.7.1936-21.6.1939) The photo was taken was taken at The Grand Parade, Cape Town, South Africa. Circa 1939. You can read more about the photo here. There is more information about the photo on the tags. Nikon D70 ©


Detail of texture, flourishes, butterfly, etc. Nikon D70 ©


Detail of watch, butterfly, leaves, etc. Nikon D70 ©


Detail of Tags. Nikon D70 ©

My inspiration was “Moments captured in time” by Christine Brown from Memory Maker’s magazine, November 2005. The background technique I used was Stucco Wall Technique by Christine Brown from Memory Maker’s magazine, November 2005. Some of the supplies and tools I used were: Maya Road chipboard scrolls 2, Musical score rubber-stamp by Recollections, butterfly shape, tag from a Collage kit “Keepsake Box” from Westrim crafts, Gold embossing powder, tag templates, page pebble, circle shape, watch face Nostalgiques sticker by Rebecca Sower, Tsukineko Walnut Ink by Rangers, mist spray antiquing solution Perfect Pearls with gold by Rangers, photo corners, brads, 3D pop dots, silk leaves, ribbon, metallic rope, plastic buttons, glitter glue, Stencil, texture paste, card-stock, Repositionable tape, acrylic paint, etc. I used Polyfilla as a texture paste and as I was not sure if it was acid-free, I covered it with acrylic paint.

Alida W. Smit.


    • I’m glad, that is a good question, as I usually try to make as much as possible myself. I did not make the tag, it was part of a kit that I got from a thrift-store, I used it to save time. I also have two small Victorian greeting card books that I also got from a Thrift-store and there are many lovely free images on the internet. Such as these:
      A Christmas Gift ! I made this collage for You!


I would ❤️ to hear from you.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.