Friday, 1 April 2011

Scrapbook Garden - Prima paper and Tando Houses

This is my first page for the Scrapbook Garden as one of the Design Team Members.

The items I was given to work with were fab. Ive really enjoyed making this layout.
Ive chosen to do a vintage layout , for anyone who doesnt visit my blog regular I have a huge collection of vintage family photos and Im putting together a set of scrapbooks detailing my family history.

The pictures I decided to work with are of my Grandmothers brother Ted Hughes and his wife. After a family disagreement they emigrated to Australia and after a short while the family here lost touch with them which is a shame.

I started by painting one of these fab little Tando houses with an Adirondack paint dabber in Stream. It covered the chipboard with one coat which was perfect , I used the Pitch Black one for the little fence. (As Ted and his wife moved home this seemed appropriate)

I then took some 12 x 12 cardstock in Whipped Cream, its a lovely soft cream and I found it perfect for this layout. I added my title using the Bourdeaux cardstock which was a great contrast to the whipped cream. I chose the title 'Write Home' because maybe if they had kept in touch a bit more we would know what happened to the family. I added a little post box which serves for the writing home theme but also because my family owned the local Post Office so post has featured heavily throughout my life.

I stamped a scripted postcard , made some little envelopes and added date stamps to once again keep the postal theme.

The 12 x 12 paper I used was a Prima paper from the Botanical collection 'Far Far Away'. It was hard to chose which side to use as I loved them both but I settled for this side. These papers are a lovely quality and really nice to work with.

Then I was ready to attach everything together.

And they you have it. Im over the moon with my page.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a nice weekend, and remember all of the products I used can be bought at the Scrapbook Garden and you could pop over to their blog and see what thats all about too, you can find their blog here


The Scrapbook Garden said...

Jaqi - you have done a wonderful job with the products I gave you. I absolutely love the vintage feel to this layout. Many thanks, Ann x

Zoechaos said...

Love your page Jaqi and congratulations on joining the Scrapbook Garden DT your wonderful pages will be a great showcase for their products. Happen to love Tando Chippie as well love the blackout look you gave it here. XOXO Zoe

Anonymous said...

Oh, how pretty!

Denise said...

Well done to you Jaqi! You were nervous for nothing! What a wonderful layout. And what a treasure trove of photos you have.

jan.safc.73 said...

well done Jaqi its fab you make it look so lifelike.

Jaqi said...

Thank you everyone, its very easy Jan working with family images , im trying to leave something for my grandchildren so that they will understand more about their family. I must admit even ive learned alot about my family through working with this collection of photographs

Anonymous said...

Hi Jaqi. Fabulous page as usual. Congratulations on becoming a member of the DT for the Scrapbook Garden.
Regards Florence.

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