Thursday, 16 June 2011

The Scrapbook Garden - Sweethearts

This is my 4th layout for this months design kit for
It is My Paternal Grandfathers Brother Bill and
his Wife Isabel.

I started with the Bazzill 12 x 12 cardstock
Berry Blush you can find a range of Bazzill here
Using some papers from the Basic Grey Sweet Threads
paper pack of 6 x 6 papers I cut out my title
an placed it up the side of the 12 x 12 .
This is a gorgeous rich colour and it matched perfectly
with the patturned papers.
I rounded the corners on the photos to soften them
and also on the patturned paper but chose not to matt the
images but to just layer the paper for a different feel.
I added my own script paper to contrast with the pinks
and lighten it a little.
Ive never been one for sewing but my Mother does the most lovely
embroidery and has done for years.
A friend gave me a whole collection of magazines
that you collect monthly about sewing .
Each month you get a free sampler and it builds up a collection.
Alot of them were not suitable for anything I needed
but a few were similar to the one below.
I thought it would be nice to combine them into the family albums
and a way of including something that my mother
had made also.
Ive used these samplers before , but this one matched
perfectly with the colours i was using.

I had some chipboard pieces so attached the sampler
to the back of one piece which looked like a frame.

Turning it over its made a nice embellishment for
my page.
I dont know alot about some of these family members
so i feel i need to use things which reflect the period
as specific embellishments are sometimes hard to find.

I stamped a couple of word definitions and placed them around the page

Added my journalling and thats it. Again I feel that this bright pink paper is maybe not one I would have chosen for a mans photo , but teamed up with the picture of his wife and a few simple stamped definitions both the pink bazzill and the floral paper work well I feel.

Why not pop along to the Scrapbook Garden and have a look at the great range of products they have and most of all the really great prices.

Thanks for stopping by my blog its much appriciated . Have a nice week hope you get some sunshine where you are.


Anonymous said...

You are so good at these Layouts Jaqi, I love this one so beautifully vintage and elegant. Love the rich colours and papers too.
hugs June xx

Zoechaos said...

Everything feels right with the pictures this has a wonderful vintage authenticity to it XOXO Zoe

The Scrapbook Garden said...

I love the added embroidered piece to this layout Jaqi. It makes it truly unique! Thank you. Ann x

Von said...

I have to agree the embroidered piece is beautifully and how nice you found the perfect frame to show it off to it's best on your wonderful page :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful page. Really like this layout. The embroidered piece is a super addition.
Regards Florence.

This is brilliant , i love it !