Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Honor the Past

 Hello Friends!! I have been so busy the past year that my blog posting & scrapbooking has suffered! Well I think I am at a place to dedicate more time to it now. It felt so good to scrap this layout that I did not want to finish it... I could have worked on it for days!
The inspiration for this layout is the fantastic photo of my Grandpa & Grandma taken in the 1920's.  I love heritage photos, they make wonder about where they were at in their lives at the time the photo was taken!  We should all honor the past as it makes us what we are today!
I used yummy papers from the The Girls Paperie . They are so soft & dreamy, i felt they were perfect for the photo. The script paper is from 7Gypsies.
 I cut 2 die cut shields & layered them on black cardstock & added a circle in the center to hold the photo. I inked all edges with 3 Distress inks- Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick & Broken China.
The title work is Heidi Swap & was originally pink! I paintedthe letters with black craft paint! The "family" chip is Teresa Collins with plenty of ink!
 Simple layered flowers were punched from Martha Stewart punches. Again I inked all layers with the 3 inks to bring in the colors from the die cut shields. I scattered them about the flourishes that were cut with a Sizzix Tim Holtz die.
I punched a GAZILLION small flowers from the pink &white paper, then  inked them with Distress Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw & Broken China. I dotted the centers with Raspberry & Gold Liquid Pearls & Black fabric paint. I then adhered them around the die cut shield! It took some time... but I was having so much time doing it that it really did not matter!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it very much! I feel so lucky to have such great scrappy friends!
See ya soon!
Lynn :)Pin It


valenbergia said...

Very beautiful layot!!!!!!!!!))))))))

Sandi Cl~ said...

Lynn, this is fabulous! Your dedication to detail is highlighted by those gazillion small flowers and all that inking and glueing. Love the photo .. love the page!

Dara Lynn said...

Gorgeous layout Lynn!!! Glad to see you posting tonight and always a treat to see what you create....and girl...the abundance of flowers?? So beautiful!!!!!!

sue said...

so lovely to see your work it makes me want to scrap again thanks for the inspiration beautiful work x sue x

Elisabeth said...

Wonderful LO! I am so glad to hear that you had time to scrap! This is truly a luxury and something very special.

Jocelyn said...

Love this one Lynn!!! Your ability to do such detail work is amazing!!! I so enjoyed every single element to this LO!!!

Wishing you a great one sweet friend!!!

Justine said...

Look forward to seeing more!

Nanne said...

Its about time!! LOL I've missed looking at your wonderful layouts, they are such an inspiration.. and I agree with Sandi that you attention to detail is just amazing..
I can't wait to see more..
Hugs :)

**Treefrog** said...

Oh Lynn I am so glad your are back and posting with a vengence, lol! This is absolutely amazing! I have missed your beautiful layouts and so glad you had the time and lost yourself in it, it is such good therapy sometimes! So looking forward to seeing more of your amazing creations!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Anonymous said...

THX for sharing

Ioanna Maria said...

Lovely Layout! You did a great job combining the photo with the rest of the layout!!


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