Tuesday, March 31, 2009

PIECES OF THE PAST

The inspiration for this layout is a wonderful photo of my Grandma & my mother as a toddler. I love this pic! Especially the babydoll my Mom is holding, & the old auto in the background. My mother was born in 1922, so I imagine the pic was taken around 1923-24. I wish I knew the story behind the photo, but I only have pieces of the past!
Thanks to the wonderful Sunday March 29 sketch by Liz Qualman & the beautiful March kit from My Creative Scrapbook , this was a really fun & easy layout! The kit featured beautiful My Minds Eye Bella Bella papers that screamed "Vintage"! With exception of a few brads & brown card stock the entire layout was done using the kit.
I punched the background papers edges using the Fiskars Lacy Days of Summer punch. I distressed the edges with Distress Walnut Stain & Distress Worn Lipstick Ink. I dotted the border with Ranger Liquid Pearls -gold.

I cut the flourishes from brown card stock & a Boss Kut flourish die using my Big Shot. I sparsely inked the flourishes with the Walnut Stain in. I then scattered lightly distressed Prima flowers about the flourishes & attached with an antiqued brad.

I matted & distressed the pic with pink papers used in layout. I then added a Lacy Day punched border. I dotted the punched border mat with Ranger Liquid Pearls-pink. A Prima Urban Cosmo rub on was just what I was looking for to fill in the corner of the photo!

The title is done with Thickers Daquiri letters. The Butterflies are older K & CO that were distressed with Worn Lipstick & Black Walnut ink. I hand cut the scalloped mat & accented scallops with the pink Liquid Pearls, and inked the raw edges.
The flowers were made from 2 Sizzix dies & 3 different hand punches from papers that were used in layout. I inked all the edges,layered & attached with an antiqued brad.
This was such a fun layout. I really enjoy vintage!
Thanks my friends for taking a look! So nice of you to take the time!

21 comments:

Liz Qualman said...

GORGEOUS!!! Doesn't that Bella Bella paper just scream border punch??? I love what you did with my sketch and the March kit from MCS. Lynn - this is truly perfect! Love everything. Thank you for stopping by. The March 29th sketch is my favorite so far, so I used it to make my banner for my blog. A custom fit if you KWIM. Wonderful work on your layout.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Ohhh Lynn..... This is such a beautiful page!!!!! Love the punched borders and I so love all the gorgeous details!!!!!

~ Grace ~ said...

Wow Lynn... Stunning details. Again I love the paper flowers and those flourishes are amazing. I love how you did the boarder punch and did the drops of liquid pearls inside the flowers there .. The large scallops look great with the pearl drops also. It all compliments the photo so well. Vintage is so fun! Beautiful work. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.

Pearl said...

What a precious pic to scrap , Lynn !

Wonderful how you used different punches & dies for the florals & flourishes !

Love how your layout turned out !

Meg Giroux said...

Gorgeous job on this!!! I love the flourishes and all the flowers....color combo is my favorite .

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Oh goodness Lynn, this is such a gorgeous layout!!! I simply love everything about it and you rocked Liz's sketch!!
Popping in here in the morning was a great way to start my day!! And of course you've always got great tunes playing!!
Have a wonderful day my friend!!

Toni said...

WOW!!! SOOOO PRETTY!!!!!!

Katamommy said...

You have such a great talent for using old photos! Beautiful job!

Eileen said...

I love this layout, and I'm thrilled that you explained how you put it all together! You artists at scrapbook.com are the absolute best!

Vanessa said...

The color combination is beautifully subtle!

Michelle said...

Simply FABULOUS!!!

Julia said...

Wow Lynn this is gorgeous!! What a wonderful photo to have as well. You did a great job with it!

Tammy said...

This is just beautiful Lynn!!! I love the colors and all the flowers and swirls!!

Amanda said...

THIS is eye candy....wow! I am inspired -- thanks for that!

STAMPMOM9 said...

Oh my goodness this is amazing!! I love it! The flowers, the pic, the colors all so perfect! What a wonderful pic. Dawn

Peggy said...

Oh Lynn, another spectacular LO, how do you keep doing it??? I absolutely love all the flourishes, which is rare because I'm not a huge flourish-fan. And all of your beautiful details just enhance the beauty of that gorgeous picture. I love that old car in the pic, such a rare sight!
xxx Peggy

LISA said...

I keep coming back to this LO as it is exquisite!! The colors, the design, The photo!!!The way you put it all together is perfection!!! Beautiful, Lynn..

Saskia said...

Your creations are so wonderful.... amazing!!

Greetings,
Saskia

Karen Cheetham said...

OMG! This has to be one of my favorite layouts that I have seen. The colors are stunning! You do great work!

Okispice said...

This is simply beautiful. What a great heritage page! I adore your style, not matter what you are scrapping!

April said...

Wow. Seriously, wow!!!! Lynn, this is amazing...so beautiful and feminine. You did such a great job! This one needs to be published hon...
- April

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