6 May 2010

The Devil's in the Detail!

My turn on It's a Creative World today!

I love scrapping vintage photographs. Recently I found an old negative and managed to scan it and create a lovely photo recording a wonderful moment from my Mother's family.

Here were four generations of the family altogether outside my Grandmother's house. This was only the second photo I'd ever seen of my Great-Grandmother which made the photo extra special!
I wanted to make a really feminine layout and started by deciding to use some of the gorgeous Webster's Pages paper with the classic red roses on. I kept with the red and cream colour scheme and the roses for my embellishments:
I used an 'old' technique on this yummy paper where I trimmed the pattern on the paper so it would form a frame around the photograph-it's very quick and easy to do with a craft knife and brings the paper onto the photograph:
I used paper roses in 2 sizes in red and cream (from Hobbycraft) as well as some pretty red lace to highlight to photograph and the journalling because the story was just as important :
Although you can't see it on the photograph of the layout the roses all had a little sparkle from adding Rock Candy Distress Glitter which is a vintage looking, clear glitter from Ranger.
Inspired by Tim Holtz I used some filmstrip as embellishment along with little metal tags and paper tags from Making memories. I wanted the embellishments for this layout to add to its meaning and partly tell the story:
So there you have it a layout with a vintage yet feminine feel that tells one of the stories from my family!
Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie XxXXxX


Cheryl Valadez said...

Wow! This layout is spectacular and really special! I love all of the details, and was so happy to find all of the additional pics of the details on the other site. The whole layout is the perfect backdrop to that very cool photo of your family ;D

Kathi said...

Fantastic layout! That photo of your family is a real treasure and your layout is a wonderful place for it!