Sunday, March 11, 2012

My Shabby/Chic Funky side...

Well I think that's what you would call it, lol. My daughter's friend, who is becoming a photographer, keeps getting my daughter to do photo shoots with her to add to her portfolio. My daughter always gets all done up for these shoots and I absolutely love the photo's her friend takes. Make's me think my daughter has lost her calling and should become a model, lol. As soon as I saw these two photos I just knew I had to scrap them and immediately knew the kind of layout I wanted to do and these new papers from Bo Bunny's "Weekend Market" collection, Graphic45's "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" and TPC Studio's "Memory Lane" were a perfect choice! I love it when I can find papers from different manufacturers and they work so well together.

I did quite a bit of distressing and inking on the "Moments in Time" piece of paper. I used Tim Holtz Distress ink in four different colors - tumbled glass, peeled paint, bundled sage and brushed corduroy all over different areas of the paper. On the Graphic45 paper I cut out the corner that had the clocks, shelving and old fashioned boot and peacock feather on it. I did some fussy cutting around the boot, feathers and flourishes on the right side of this piece. You can't really see it that well in the photo, since I added one of the real peacock feathers that I bought on eBay to the layout, but when you look at it in person you can. I also added these pretty Prima roses and flourish bling to the bottom right corner.

On the bottom left I took one of the latches from the Tim Holtz grunge board I had and painted it with some Crackle Paint in vintage photo and attached it with some little metal brads. I used a Tim Holtz's ornate plate and printed the word "Beauty" off on my computer on some cardstock which I used some distress vintage photo ink on the edges of it before adding it to the plate. I also had this pretty white vintage look lace that I used some vintage photo distress ink on and put that behind the photo and that just seemed to finish the layout perfectly.  So here's the finished layout, I hope you like it as much as I do - and please leave a comment and let me know.
 On this next layout I used the Bo Bunny and Graphic45 papers again. I didn't really do any distressing on these papers but I did do a little bit of fussy cutting on the Graphic45 piece of the lady with the key on her back just around the bottom corner of her skirt. I also cut out the "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" sign from the paper to put on the bottom of the layout and popped it up with some foam squares. The old key and key lock I had in my stash. I took one of the flourishes from Tim Holtz grunge board and painted it with "Picket Fence" crackle paint and then used a bit of vintage photo distress ink around the edges of the flourish.  

In my stash I have some of the plain flowers in different sizes that you can apply your own color to and I took one of the large ones to color. I took some vintage photo distress ink to color it with and once it dried I folded it in half and used a small glue dot to hold together. I then painted it with a thin coat of some "Diamond" stickles using a small paint brush to give it a bit of sparkle. I layered this underneath the other Prima flowers that I had on the corner of the photo. The saying "A Natural Flair" I cut out of the Graphic45 paper and popped it up with foam squares.  The two cards with the old fashion dressed women were in my stash and I believe they are from one of the old Graphic45's papers. If anyone knows for sure please leave me a message in the comments section. I had this little strip of gold trim in my stash and it really wasn't big enough for using on any of my other layouts but it just happened to be a perfect size to put down the side of the paper with the woman on it.  See, I knew there was a reason for not throwing it out, lol. I added one of Prima's pretty butterflies to the layout and that just seemed to finish it off perfectly. So here's the finished layout, please let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week! 


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