The journey of creating begins with a spark from deep within. The artist continues on the loom of life and throughout time a beautiful tapestry takes shape and form from the luscious fibres, brilliant gems and precious pearls we encounter along the way....

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Heritage Layout for Sepia Pictures (oh those old faded pictures)

Hello my blogging friends...
 I have posted a delicate and whimsical two-page layout that was designed with some of my old family photos in mind.  I can envision a sepia finish to the pictures I plan to put on this layout and I feel they would suite it well with the shades of brown, grey, and various tones of cream with a hint of blush.  I used various tools for this layout but the majority of the design was done with the Cricut machine and the Reminisce cartridge. The titles are from Reminisce at the back of the booklet, the frames are one of the great features of this cartridge with so many unique designs to choose from.  I did quite a bit of layering to get the shadow affect on the frames and the titles.  The filmstrip frame is from the Mickey and Friends cartridge and the small frame on the first page is a Spellbinders die - Labels 10.  I plan to do some journaling in that space.   The butterflies are a Cuttlebug die and embossing folder set which I use quite often and is quite pretty.  Last but not least is the flower I fashioned with the Tim Holtz tattered Rose Die.  I cut several flowers, inked them up, scrunched them up and then layered until I got the volume I wanted.  "Go Big or Go Home" I always say!   I have had several great compliments from my friends who have seen it in its various forms of completion.  I feel that I accomplished the vintage look I was after and still added the depth and dimension that is my style.  I was able to get skads of details and layering in while being able to put quite a few pics on to tell my story.  Let me know what you think.  As usual my friends, you will find the tools and embellishments that I use over at OC Scrapbookers online store - see link above.  Watch for their Spring crop schedule...we have so much fun at the crops!!  We shall be starting the Spring rotation with Spring Fling in Bruce Mines....you can email Deb for more information at ocscrapbookers@yahoo.ca
Don't forget to leave me some feedback, I love to hear what you think of the layouts.  Having a little trouble with my camera so they pics aren't as clear as I like.  Its really not hard to comment and once you start you will like leaving comments on your favorite blogs.  Thanks all for taking a look.  More soon...

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love this layout. It is nice to see layouts, I am posting one tomorrow on my new blog. I love cards but there are so many out there and not enough layouts. I am going to try to do both. Great layout!!