Monday, August 31, 2009

Gotta love some Vintage!!

Have you seen all the great vintage papers from Graphic 45? A couple of weeks ago, I created this "Namesake" layout for a class at Porter's. It sold out in no time as well as half of the paper we had in stock. I have so many projects I want to make with this stuff, and not enough time! Here are a couple more I did manage to complete this weekend:

This started out as a wooden 12x12 alterable picture frame. To make one like it, brush Mod Podge on the surface and place a sheet of patterned paper over it. (Mod Podge dries very quickly, so you have to work fast). After smoothing out any bubbles, flip the frame over so you are looking at the back. Use a craft knife to cut the paper away from the photo opening. Embellish with stickers, flowers, ribbons, a quote or anything else you would like.

To create the paper flowers, cut various sizes of circles using a die cut machine or paper punches. Cut around each circle with decorative scissors (or use a scalloped punch). Ink the edges with a warm brown color (I love "Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Tim Holtz). Lightly spritz each circle with water. Crinkle them up and shape them to form a 3-dimensional layer. Once dry, layer two or three circles and attach them together with glue dots or a decorative brad to create a lovely, one-of-a-kind flower.

This layout was created using the "Baby 2 Bride" collection. Since the white velvet stickers didn't show up on the page, I altered the color of them with some chalks to better match the layout.

Incorporate hidden journaling into a cluster of elements to create a unique photo corner. The metal key by Tim Holtz really adds to the vintage feel of the layout as well as the crackle paint used to alter the chipboard flourish.

Create a simple flower by gathering a bit of sheer ribbon and topping it with a punched circle and a pretty pearl brad.

I must say that the beautiful photograph of the baby shoes was done by Margaret Moore Woods. Here is her Flickr page. Thank you so much for the use of your photo!

1 comment:

  1. That daughter page is so beautiful, love all the vintage deatils. So elegant!