Happy Monday! You, our G45ers always say you love seeing more layouts. So, we have a blog full of them today! Pam Bray and Kathy Clement use Vintage Hollywood and Portrait of a Lady to make these stunning pages. Take a look at these below:
“When I first seen the Vintage Hollywood Collection I couldn’t help but fall in love with the Epherema Card that said “Shine Bright Like a Diamond”. I knew I need to create a layout using the Epherema Card which I will frame for my studio. It is so inspiring to remember that we are all diamonds, some rougher than others but all being molded each day through trials and challenges. We just need a reminder to always need to let out “diamond” shine.” Hugs Pam
Tip: Fussy cutting multiple layers and placing them on pop dots gives great dimension.
Tip: Adding small metal frames, labels, etc. will help bring your eye to a word, phrase or photo.
Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Papercrafting Collection
Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Journaling and Epherema Cards
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder
Sizzix Lacy Doily
¾” Circle Punch
Xyron Mega Runner
Kathy treasures special memories with this gorgeous layout:
"The minute I laid eyes on Portrait of a Lady, I knew I would be creating a project featuring this vintage photo of my mom. This is her graduation portrait, taken in 1939, and I love to see the bright smile, compassionate eyes and hopeful expression that this photo captures. She loved her flower gardens, and I can still see her coaxing them to grow and blossom in spite of the hard clay soil. Pink was her favorite color, so she would have loved the beautiful images and patterns in this gorgeous collection." ~Kathy
Tip: To make my dimensional picture frame, I first die cut a cardboard base from an old shipping box. Then I die cut the top layer from designer paper and glued it over the top, inking the edges to add definition.
Tip: Tear paper to create interesting borders. Tear the paper away from you to avoid having a white edge. Ink the torn edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink to help them stand out.
Tip: Add a personal touch to your layout by including journaling in your own handwriting. It makes the piece that much more precious.
Tip: Add dimension to your layout by backing individual layers with foam dimensionals.
Tip: If your flowers are not a perfect color match for a collection, you can customize them quickly and easily with mists and sprays. Add a little at a time until you have achieved the desired effect.
Tip: I threaded my vintage lace (from my Mom’s sewing basket) with pink velvet ribbon to create custom lace.
Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Collection
Portrait of a Lady
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Ornate Key Hole
Petaloo Pink Botanica Blooms x4
May Arts 1.5” Crushed Champagne Ribbon
Vintage Lace from my stash
½” Pink Velvet Ribbon from my stash
Olive Green Frog Trim from my stash
Tattered Angels Rich in Mocha Glimmer Mist
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Diluted White Acrylic Paint and paint brush for spatter effect
Martha Stewart Decorative Edge Punch
Sizzix Tim Holtz Ornate Frame
Spellbinder Nestabilities Grand Labels Four Die
Peach, Pale Pink and Olive Green Cardstock for matting
This week we are giving away a huge $85 prize pack to close out National Craft Month! This great pack has Place in Time, the beloved and retired Home Sweet Home, and some super awesome Staples including our Ivory Mixed Media Album. What a great pack! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! Make sure to enter today!
Are you planning to close out National Craft Month strong? We hope you make time to get to the craft table this week!
Your Pals in Paper,
The G45 Family
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