Happy National Scrapbook Day! I hope my scrappy friends are working their paper magic today. I'm dropping by to share my latest layout of my endearing grandparents John and Vesta Jones. Last summer I was able to visit my dad and he wanted me to have this lovely picture of them. Although they didn't live nearby, my parents took me to see them several times when I was a little and the one thing I remember so clearly about them is how sweet they were on one another. I think this photo captures their love for each other perfectly!
Their sweet smiles ooze happiness to me and I can imagine grandma leaning her head back oh so slightly for a little cuddle against grandpa's shoulder. They are so sweet together, I wanted their photo to take center stage on this vintage inspired layout. To do that, I kept the design fairly simple but played up a few simple techniques to create loads of great dimension.
I started by cutting a this lovely photo frame and shadow from my Cricut using the CTMH Artiste cartridge. I placed it center stage and layered it up with cardboard so I would have plenty of room to tuck goodies here and there to give the layout a sense of balance. Then I sewed around the bottom layer using black to give it a subtle pop of contrast:
I used the same layering technique to lift the double punched corners, printed flowers and balloon. This simple step adds so much depth to your layout, I just love the added dimension.
To increase the vintage appeal I tucked some beautiful cream colored Venice lace just along the bottom of the frame. This also helped to soften the bold color of the coral hand rolled tattered roses. See how nicely the added dimension lets you layer in the flowers and leaves tucked here and their around the ornate frame.
I finished off the layout by adding my chipboard titles "Love, Cherish & Adore." I finished them with Pearl Drops in Avocado color and added a layer of glossy accents to give them some shine. And finely I added stickles to the leaves (using eucalyptus), flower centers and rolled rose edges (using fruit punch), and white roses (using diamond) for some pretty sparkle.
Well friends that's it for me today. I want to thank you for dropping by and I hope you take the time to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day by creating something from your heart! Hugs ~ Dawna