Saturday, April 10, 2010

Grandmoms Garden

Gosh it seems like forever since I worked on a layout.  Even though is has only been a week.  It felt good last night to start this one, and today to finish it.  I was over at my moms last week and we were looking through some old pictures.  I came across this one of myself and my grandmother.  I was only 5 years old.  It brought back so many memories of my childhood and the time my family spent with her and my grandfather in Berkley Springs, West Virginia.  My grandmother loved to garden, whether it be in her vegetable garden, or flower garden. 
This layout also qualifies for three challenges.  The first one being Stuck On U Sketches.  Their challenge this week is to use an unusual item on your layout.  I used the lid of an old jewelery box, that I cut in half and then inked and used as the little garden box on the bottom of my page.
 The second challenge is a sketch challenge over at Pages In Time.  Here is their current sketch.
The third challenge is over at ACOT.  Their altered challenge is to use corrugated cardboard.

The photo of my grandmother is not the best of quality, and I would have loved to have had one of us working in her garden.  But I am thankful to have found this one.  The paper, lace and frame are Making Memories.  I did a little machine stitching as well as some distressing and inking. I cut the flowers out from the George Cricut cartridge.  The leaves are Prima and the butterfly by K and Company. I found the picture of the vegetables online.  I added some texture to it in Photo Shop to give it an aged look.
The fence was hand cut using some old paper by Flair called Shutter.  I had some screen in my stash and used that as the backing for the fence. I added some dirt paper and little veggies I found online. The cute little rabbit is by Martha Stewart.
I had cut the rose trellis and added some dainty roses by Prima.

 The title letters are Webster's Pages.  I painted a piece or corrugated cardboard and then added some crackle paint.  I then inked it with some blue and brown ink.   I found the little apron and hat in my stash, and added a seed packet.  The bird is by K and Company.


Luz Maria Bruna said...

What a beautiful LO!!!

Cinnabon said...

this such a sweet lo! So full of details its amazing! Love it!

Leah said...

Hey Debbie, not sure if you ever saw the page I did with the DCWV Flower Shower stack but I did give you credit on my blog for the inspiration! ;o)
Sooooo loving the LO! I adore all the sweet little details that make this fun to go around and look at (like the veggies and bunny behind the mesh fence!)
This is really I know where your love of gardening came from!

Susan said...

Debbie - This one actually qualifies for THREE challenges....the Corrugated Cardboard qualifies it for the Altered challenge at ACOT! Way to go. I ADORE this layout!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Oh, my Debbie. I feel like a slacker after seeing this one. It's fabulous with all theose little details. Just love the whole garden theme and how you've carried it out in detail. Excited about the package coming my way! Woohoo!

TraciVee said...

Holy cow! That layout is GORGEOUS! I really love it. So much great :)

forthememories said...

This is just beautiful Debbie - I love it! I love the flowers, the fence, the butterfly - well....all of it really (LOL). Just so lovely to look at.

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

I love it... and what wonderful memories you have preserved in a page. I love all the details and the colors are fabulous. Have a blessed and fab Sunday!

nat2377 said...

Very cool layout, Debbie! Nice job with all the different materials!

Denise said...

This is just soo beautiful. There is so much to look at and love!! I really love the way you framed your Grandma's pic, the fence, and the lattice with!!

Darien said...

What A GORGEOUS LO!!!!! Stunning details!!! Love it!!

Sandy said...

Wow Debbie this is incredible...just gorgeous...and what a special photo and awesome wonder you have such a green's and your GM have a great gift in common....she is surly smilin down at you for this one. i love the fence and the trellis...I have been wanting to do a trellis on a layout and you have inspired me to do this as I do all you sorry to have been such a bad blogger lately....only 5 more Monday's...yeehaw!!!!

Nanne said...

Sorry so late to comment, but WOW!!! how adorable is this layout of yours.. I'd so love to pick your brain to find out how you come up with such cute designs.. :O)
Love the little rose climbers and that tiny hat is just the cutest..
You do have a wonderful flair for detail..