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