Thursday, October 1, 2009

One Room School House

The inspiration for this layout is an amazing photo of my Grandma at a rural Missouri one room schoolhouse. The photo was used as proof of my Grandma's age. She had no birth certificate & this was considered documentation of her age. She was born in 1897 & was 13 year old & in the 8th grade when the photo was taken in 1910. The children look so much older .. they all had to do hard hard work at that time. She is on the far left leaning against the school.
I have had the picture for some time, but was waiting for the perfect papers. If you notice in the picture you can see the dried leaves & dirt roads . When I opened the September My Creative Scrapbook main kit I knew it was perfect!! It features the Pink Paislee Amber Road Collection papers! Are they not yummy??? Love em.

This was really a very simple layout to do. The fabulous chalkboard die cut is made by Collage Press. It was originally a 12" die cut that I cut down to size to act as a "frame" for my black card stock matted photo. After I adhered the photo I added some Prima black crystal flourishes around the edges. The tree is a Pink Paislee rub-on that I rubbed on clear plastic & cut out with my CutterBee scissors. The rub-ons on the photo are also from the same pack!

The letters are Thickers & were included in the kit. I punched the background paper with Fiskars Lace border punch. I love this punch for vintage. I inked the edges of the papers with both Distress Frayed Burlap & Distress Aged Mahogany. The small deco swirl is a Cuttlebug die that I cut with my Big Shot.

The flowers are kit included Prima's that I took apart added the burnt orange & black layers to make them pop! The apple was from a RAK from & is made by EKSuccess. I inked it & added the little distressed 1910.
This was a super easy lo to do! EVERYTHING but the apple was from the kit ! I had such fun with this lo! The papers & picture did all the work!! Thanks so much for taking a look! Always nice to hear from friends!!


Dragonfly Treasure said...

This looks so great! Love the paper, has a vintagey feel. Great choice! Have a great day Lynn!!

Juliana said...

This is just gorgeous Lynn!

Jocelyn said...

Oh Lynn I love this one!!! I have these papers and have so loved using them!!! Love the story behind the LO and what great detail you add to each of your creations....Wishing you a great day!!! :)

Maggi said...

Wow Lynn, this is gorgeous! I think this layout is my new favorite of yours!

Sandy said...

Another masterpiece...just love your are the queen of heritage pages...lovely job!

Tammy said...

Your work is stunning! I am very happy I came across your blog today:) Just Gorgeous work!!



sue said...

hi lynne love this page must find these papers over here they are gorgeous x sue x

Isabel De Pauw said...

beautiful !!

Dee Dee said...

This page is really beautiful. I love the apple, and think your grandmother looks amazing. :)

Kim said...

I have just found you too! Lucky for me!!! I am a huge fan of your work already! I'm on the DT at Practical Scrappers and we're having a call, the post is at the bottom of the blog. THis layout is just stunning! I look forward to visiting you daily!
Kim xXx

Angélique said...

Hi Lynn,
the photo is fantastic and you are right, the papers really suit it !
I love these papers, the crystals on the edges, the apple, the design...
Bravo :)
Have a great day, Lynn.
Greetings from France :)

Lynette said...

I just love all the detail in your is amazing.

Nanne said...

this is just amazing, but so are all of your layouts..
I love your tutorial on the scallop circle, I use the bottom rim of a lamp shade...LOL

April said...

This looks amazing! I love everything about it, and you're right...those papers are YUMMY! :)
- April

missy j said...

Hi Lynn,
It was great meeting you too! I was right, I have been here. I have you bookmarked! I knew your blog sounded very familiar.
I look forward to chatting some more,

Okispice said...

Love the vintage feel of this one. What a brilliant way to use that tree rub on. I also love love love the black blingies!

Gwen said...

Just discovered your blog. LOVE love your layouts! Thanks for sharing!


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