Wednesday, September 2, 2009

FIRST DATE

The inspiration for this layout is this awesome photo taken of my Mom & Dad on their first date in the Summer of 1945. If you notice in the upper left hand corner of the layout you will see in my Mom's handwriting "Chris & I -first date" . I wanted to include it in the layout, so I scanned & printed it out. After looking at it I thought what a great title! So "First Date" it is! I love the Basic Grey Wisteria line of papers & thought that it worked perfectly with the photo. It is so soft & full of natural elements! The Wisteria papers were featured in the July 2009 Limited Edition Kit at My Creative Scrapbook. The layout design is based on Liz Qualman's Sunday Aug 30 Sketch. Thanks Liz for sharing your great sketches!
The background shield was cut using an older off brand shield I purchased to be used as a template. I then inked the edges with Adirondack Espresso ink. I cut a "ring" of printed paper out of the same paper that I used as my base paper, the ring was also inked with the Espresso ink. The lettering is Basic Grey Wilma raw chip alpha. I blended to colors of Ranger Alcohol ink to achieve the shade I was looking for: Espresso as the first coat & Raisin as the top coat.

The Dragonfly is from the Wisteria chip sticker shape packet & was inked with some Espresso ink. I placed the photo in a Fancy Pants raw chip frame & inked with the same Alcohol inks as the title work. The corner flourish are from Cuttlebug & was cut using my Sizzix Big Shot.
The flowers were made with various punches & dies I used a new technique of punching the petals... I was happy with the way it turned out & will post the technique in a couple days!
I scattered McGill Starburst punched cardstock about the layout. An EK Success leaf punch added some dimension to the flowers. Lastly I highlighted with touches of blue bling!
What a wonderful picture to find! I especially love the writing on back!
Thanks so much my friends for taking a peek! I appreciate you taking the time!

11 comments:

Pearl said...

Wonderful use of the BG Wisteria , Lynn ! love that frame for the pic especially !

Maggi said...

Another beautiful layout, I love how you scanned in your mother's handwritten note!

Jocelyn said...

Oh Lynn...this is stunning....great color combos and all the detail work!!!! You have some major talent going on here!!! Love the flowers and the dragonfly!!!! What a great pic!!!! Wishing you a day filled with smiles!!!! :)

April said...

Lynn, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Your work is just so amazing...
- April

sue said...

great pic to scrapbook and I love the scanned writing gives it a special feeling I love it x sue x p.s. thanks for your comment on my page x

Sandy said...

Hi...just wanted to stop in and thank you for following my blog...I adore your work and you comment meant so much to me...i love stopping in to see what you've been up to...this layout is stunning as is all your work...you have the most amazing pictures and are so very talented!

Jane said...

Lynn, thanks so much for stopping by my blog..and for the wonderful complement!! I can't say enough about you talent, so right back at you girl!!!

Shell said...

Another gorgeous LO Lynn. I love your flowers. Its always nice to pop in when Im needing some inspiration. TFS and thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog and for becoming a follower I really appreciate it.
Shell

Lynette said...

I just love all the detail in this layout...every new discovery of finding another little piece that just makes it all perfect.

Peggy said...

Simply stunning my friend! I especially love that you included your mom's handwriting, that really adds something extra special to the page.
xxx Peggy

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