Today I'm sharing something that I created just for me. Cards are my favorite paper crafting projects. But, occasionally I create a photo layout. Usually it's a framed gift for a family member, or sometimes a piece I've been asked to make...to be given as a gift. This project is something I've been intending to create for about a year and a half. That's when I purchased the wire hanger and the resin embellishments at a scrapbooking expo.
Just a couple of days ago, I decided which family members I would feature in this layout. My Grandma C. and my Mom. You'll see that the style I've used is very vintage/shabby. A style I don't often use anymore, but I love it.
This has been a labor of love, as it took me close to 7 hours to create (over 2 days). Yeah...I experiment and move things around. A lot!
I'm so happy that I finally set aside the time to create this. It makes me smile every time I look at it. :)
Get ready. This post is loaded with photos! I took lots of closeup photos, so that you could see all of the little details.
Ok, you've been warned. :)
|A photo of my Grandma C. (my Mom's Mother).
|I used vintage buttons and doily, along with a Tim Holtz key imprinted with the word Memory.
|A photo of my Mom at 1 year old. I love this photo!
|Crinkled seam binding, vintage buttons, 7Gypsies keys, SU mini pin, vintage crochet trim.
|A SU button threaded with burlap fibers, pleated patterned paper trim.
|A stamped sentiment from a Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous) stamp set, vintage buttons, a mini spool tied to the seam binding, corrugate swiped with white ink...under the photo.
|A stamped sentiment...Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous.
|A photo of my Grandma (embellished with a resin oval frame), along with a bit of zipper trim, and 2 stick pins.
|A combination of stamped and die cut sentiments, on a pre-cut tag. Two hearts stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz ink. Glossy accents applied to the smaller heart. Twine tied to the tag, layered over a doily purchased at an estate auction.
|Resin swag embellishment by Melissa Frances, vintage buttons.
|Photo of my Mom, embellished with Pine Cone crinkled seam binding, a mini spool, a stick pin and layered over a piece of corrugate (swiped with white ink).
|Tim Holtz key tied with SU Always Artichoke seam binding ribbon. A vintage doily and the stamped tag.
|A view of the completed project.
After that, I gathered ALL the pieces of vintage/shabby/distressed embellishments and supplies I own. I spread them out on my craft table and quite a few hours later.................this is the result.
If you've stayed with me all the way through this post, I'd love to know what you think. Oh. And thank you for taking a look!
Here is my (long) supply list.
Patterned paper: Anna Griffin
Muslin: from an antique shop
Manila tag: part of a prize I won from Vicki Chrisman's blog
Doily and buttons: from an estate auction
Buttons (large brown buttons) SU and Melissa Frances
Large key: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous
Mini keys: 7Gypsies
Mini safety pin: Stampin' Up!
Wood mini spool: Maya Road
White resin embellishments: Melissa Frances
Zipper trim: Melissa Frances
Burlap ribbon (1-1/4"): SU
Always Artichoke seam binding: SU
Corrugate: recycled packing material
Card stock: confetti cream, always artichoke, early espresso (SU)
Ink: frost white (Colorbox), always artichoke, early espresso (SU), vintage photo distress ink (Ranger)
Crinkled seam binding: pine cone (My Craft Spot)
Pleated patterned paper trim: Bazzill Basics
Sentiment banners: Melissa Frances
Stamp sets: love stamp set (Precious Remembrance Shop), playful journey stamp set (Tim Holtz - Stampers Anonymous)
Die: wonderful words (PTI)
Vintage Inspired Hanger: Melissa Frances
Stick/Hat pins: Maya Road, Petaloo, His & Hers Studio
Adhesives: Glossy Accents, Tombow Mono Multi, Foam Tape
Other: white thread, sewing machine