Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bob and Mildred

It's been a hectic few weeks, and I've had very little time to scrap.  I've been working on this layout bit by bit.  My mom gave me a bunch of old photos and I came across this one of her parents.  We think it was taken around 1940.  This is my first attempt at a vintage layout using an old photo.  I am quite pleased with how it turned out.
I used Webster's Pages Life's Portrait papers on this layout.  I did a lot of cutting and inking and lots and lots of pop dots to add dimension.  I am going to enter it in a few challenges.  First over at A Cherry On Top for their April Trends and Techniques Challenge which is to use dimension on your project.  I am also entering it over at Wee Memories, suchins.blogspot where her challenge theme is vintage and ribbons.
This is the first time I've used Glimmer Mist.  I've been on the fence about buying some.  First of all it is expensive and second there are way too many colors to choose from.  I've seen it used countless times and finally  splurged and bought a few bottles.  I used Dazzling Diamonds on the flourishes which I cut from the Cricut Heritage cartridge. 
I added lots of Prima flowers and some metal embellishments I had by Making Memories. The turquoise leaves are stick pins by Jillibean Soup.  I cut some branches with leaves from the Heritage cartridge and sprayed them with the Glimmer Mist.
I added some rub ons I had in my stash by Basic Grey and Scenic Route.  I printed out their names on the computer using a font called Beautiful.

21 comments:

Sandi Clarkson said...

FAbulous vintage layout, Debbie. I have these same papers in my to-do stash for Generations Crafting. I hope mine will look as great as yours. Love the Heritage cuts. And I think the rub-ons add something a litle different! Can always count on you for the best!

Susan said...

Oh....My.....Gosh!! If I had one ounce of the artistic ability you have to create masterpiece layouts I would be in heaven!! The last two pages you have done have been absolutely amazing. I just keep looking closer and closer at both of them and keep seeing little things I didn't notice before. Absolutely stunning girlfriend!!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Debbie... WOW!! This page is stunning!! You did a fabulous job with the vintage theme... the flowers are gorgeous and you picked all the right embellies to finish it off... it all showcases the photo beautifully which is such a treasure to begin with! This is one worth framing so everyone can enjoy it!!
Barb

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Wooow my lovely friend,this is absolutely fantastic,and your cut work no words!!!

mely said...

A fantastic vintage layout and a great photo

Melissa said...

What a gorgeous vintage LO! I can't believe this is the first one you've done! I know what you mean about the Glimmer Mist...I really need to take the plunge as well.

Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us with the vintage photos!

scrappinlil said...

Wow you did a fantastic job with the vintage look. I am with Melissa , I can't believe this is your first vintage that you ever did. I really love all the details. TFS

Denise said...

Wow...this is fantastic Debbie!! What a beautiful vintage layout. You are so so talented and creative!

Leah said...

Well we've got a few things in common...really haven't gone, what I think of, as vintage. And I still have yet to do the GM (I agree that I think its expensive!) but I do have Perfect Pearls and Pearl Ex so that will do!
I think this is INCREDIBLE! I am amazing with the fussy cuts (just learned that word!) and the popping and the wee details.
Way to go!!!

MinaAriel said...

Exquisite! Truly beautiful. I can only imagine the time and care you put into this lovely creation!

Rainbow said...

Wow Debbie!! you did an amazing work on this page!! absolutely BEAUTIFUL PAGE!!!!

Kim said...

Debbie, this is absolutely stunning! First, I love the old photo of your parents, then what about all those incredible vintage embellies and details. Those Prima's are so fab!!!!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

BabyBokChoy said...

This layout is really really beautiful. It's hard to believe you have not used glimmer mist before because your usage is totally pro!! Gorgeous details, really! I hope you join in the color room challenge #3 :)I look forward to it!

Luz Maria Bruna said...

DEbbie Thanks for your comment my friend.About your question,thacollection is from Basic Grey and the name is Nook and Pantry!
Have a great weekend!
Luzma

Jocelyn said...

Oh Debbie...I am so glad that you found me!!!! I adore your Blog....and that LO....swoon.....it is PERFECT!!! Wow such wonderful details and all the elements...I LOVE!!!!

Wishing you a great weekend!!!! :-)

Jackie Anderson said...

I came by to thank you for your comment and am so glad that I did since it led me to the discovery of your beautiful work and blog! This page is stunning and I certainly picked up some technique ideas. So thank you for your kind words and the inspiration!

Julie Ranae said...

Happy to officially put you over the 100 follower mark as I am 101 : )

Beautiful work and I look forward to stopping by often.

Would love to have you play with us over at The Play Date Cafe soon : )

Sandy said...

Debbie...your recent work is fantastic as always...I have been so busy I have had little time to scrap or blog....the 21st is around the corner and I look forward to more time for fun....love this layout and the one below...isn't it fun to have the old photos to scrap...you have done such a lovely job with these...just beautiful!!!!

Jenny said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE IT!! TFS and playing!! :D Hope you get to play again this week! Have a great week!! :D

Darien said...

This is Amazing!! I just love the flowers you pick!!! They look Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stunning Work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrea Amu said...

Wow! What a piece of ART! This is dripping with gorgeous details! Isn't Glimmer Mist a fun additive?! Love that stuff and it looks amazing on your "Heritage" cuts!