Friday, January 29, 2010

Preciouis Memories

Hello Friends~ Wow I have been suffering from the dreaded "Scrappers Block" as of late... it was a struggle to finish a layout!! I wanted to ... just could not do it~ scary!! However after encouragement from my hubby I decided to pull out a photo of my Grandma... she always inspires me ! She left us far too soon in 1977 when I was just out of high school. I feel she was a great influence on who I am today... so thanks Grandma (and hubby) for helping me scrap with ease!!

I believe the photo was taken in the 1940's due to her clothes & I wanted to bring that aspect of the photo into the layout. This is definitely a pot-luck layout! Made with scraps from 3 very different lines of paper! The papers are as follows - Background: Basic Greys " Stella Ruby" line, Round Circle: Dream Street Papers "Secret Garden" line, & solid paper is From My Minds Eye" Bella Bella line. It felt good using papers left over from assorted kits & putting supplies to good use!

I used 3 shades of inks. Distress "Frayed Burlap" & Black Soot, & Adirondacks "Cranberry". All edges were inked with all 3 colors. The Black Soot was applied last to give definition to the edges.

The photo was inked & adhered to the card stock mats. I love double matting photos as it really helps the photo! The large flower was made with various punches & dies & papers uses in the layout. The edges were inked & held together with a brad. I then used gold Liquid Pearls on the brad top as a flower center. The tile work is from Basic Grey "Wassail" line & was originally burgundy. I inked it with Ranger Alcohol ink to make it black.. it only takes a quick coat of ink & wahhla..all new letters!

The edges are punched with a Martha Stewart punch & inked with all 3 colors. I then dotted the edging with gold Liquid Pearls. The butterfly is also a Martha Stewart punch.
I dotted the circle paper with black fabric paint... it almost looks like black beads when it dries! The leafy viney flourishes are made using a Sizzix decorative strip die cut in sections. As a final touch, I added some Bo Bunny rub-ons to the photo. Bo Bunny makes the best rub-ons!!
This layout was fun to do & I feel like my "scrappers block" may have left the room!!
Thanks so much for taking a peek.. you guys are the best!
Lynn :D

12 comments:

EileenMV said...

This is a gorgeous layout - love everything about it especially the flowers!

Jodi said...

This is just beautiful!!! I just love your flowers!!!!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Hi Lynn!
Well thanks Grandma! You sure ended your 'scrappers block' with a bang! This is stunning!!!!! I love that flower!!!!!! I know Grandma would be proud!!!! xOxO deb

STAMPMOM9 said...

REMARKABLE!!!!!!!!!! So glad they got you thru the scrappers block....even though I just don't for one second you had it!! lOl!! No I really know what you mean....I too have it often. Love the pic, such a beautiful lady. The flowers are amazing!!! Take care Lynn, Dawn

Sandy said...

Just beyond words...your work is so awesome...I am always so happy to see a new post...your Grandma sure has a magic touch....this is so beautiful..the colors, your flowers and the wonderfuly butterflies...just fab!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Lynn, this is just fabulous. Looks like you definitely got over that block and then some. I agree with Dawn .. love your flowers! And the rubons for the pic are the bomb!

Jocelyn said...

Stunning my friend....I always adore all the detail work you put into each of your creations....Such beauty!!!

Thanks for the inspiration!!! Have a great weekend!!! :-)

sue said...

scrappers block! scrappers block!! I dont know where. beautiful as always, inspirational x sue x

Maggi said...

This is gorgeous Lynn! You are a master at working with vintage pictures! Remind me to mail you a box of mine! ;)

Nanne said...

Beautiful and very elegant layout Lynn.. I adore the papers, they go so perfectly with your grand mothers photo.. Another masterpiece..
hugs
Nanné

Tina said...

Gorgeous lo!!!

Lynette said...

Gorgeous layout Lynn. If that is what you come up with when you come out of scrappers block...your work will be even more amazing when the mojo is in full swing:)

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