Thursday, November 6, 2008


The inspiration for this layout is my Grandma. She played music as a child & young woman. This picture was taken in the early 1920's. She played most stringed instruments & is pictured here playing the fiddle in a band. After she married she never played. I guess it was different times... I know she loved her music , and I wish I could her heard her play & see the joy it had brought to her!

The paper used is from the BasicGrey Stella Ruby collection. It is full of rich colors that scream heritage!!

I distressed the border to the layout using the wonderful Tim Holtz walnut stain, and aged mahogany Distress Ink. Chocolate Bazzill cardstock was just the color I was wanting to use for the background!

The photo was altered to a rose tint.I swiped the edges of the pic with the aged mahogany ink. I then matted the photo with contrasting cardstock. I also made swirls of the same contrasting colors & lightly distressed. The flourishes were FancyPants raw chip & the lettering was BasicGrey. Both were done with the same method. I applied the aged mahogany distress ink & allowed it to dry. I then sprayed Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in a foil pie pan & applied with an artist brush. While it was still wet, I added small highlights of burgundy Stickles. Then when it dried I added a small amount of black diamond Stickles to highlight. The scalloped paper was hand cut, punched & distress with walnut stain Distress Ink.

I distressed Prima flowers & layered with cardstock flowers also distressed in a lighter shade-worn lipstick. I then added a button, and pink Glimmer Mist mixed with burgundy Stickles for the flower centers.
I know that Stickles take a while to dry, but I find they are worth the wait!

Thanks for taking a look!


rachelk said...

lynn - this is spectacular! the monochrome colors are beautiful, and your fourishes & flowers.....ahhhhhh so pretty!

Susan said...

Your blog is beautiful! Love that you share the details of your beautiful layouts!! Hugs! Susan


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