The second page I made at Merly Impressions Retreat was this one.
This kit contained papers and embellishments from the Kaisercraft Miss Empire collection -Supremacy, Ancestry, Steampunk and Regent, and a pack of matching Collectables. Coffee Bean cardstock
The background was cut from two separate papers, mounted onto the brown cardstock then the join covered with an additional piece.
The frame was cut from the Steampunk paper and the photo added behind. As my photograph was an old one I had to place their heads quite high to avoid the edge showing.
Elements from the cut-outs were trimmed and used at the bottom left of the frame, along with clock faces coated with glossy accents, some paper roses and a button.
I stitched the crosses as below with black thread.
Further cut-outs, paper flowers, pearls and gems were added along with some punched fronds.
I added a frame to the bottom left corner with some tags with raffia ties.
Below is Chrissy's beautiful original.