I LOVE old photos. There is nothing like the ones from long ago. When my dad decided to sell the house and was getting rid of things, I asked for all the old family photos. This one is of his parents - Grandma and Grandpa Gartner. When I saw the Presto paper I just KNEW I was going to have to make a vintage scrapbook page of my grandparents.
I started by lightly adding Sage Shadow (and yes, I'm on a green, pink, brown kick right now - LOL!!) all over the piece. I then went back and rubbed on more of the Sage Shadow all around the frame and to pick up the flourishes. I LOVED the look but decided it needed more.
Next up I stamped the large flower image using Basic Brown on Whisper White two times and colored in with my watercolor crayons. Being a little obsessive with cutting things out, I cut them both out. When I started trying to layer these onto my layout I didn't like them. Then I realized these are PERFECT for cutting into smaller sections and they layered into the flourishes wonderfully! Aren't they absolutely cool?
Now what you can't see on this photo is that I sprayed all the flowers with the Vanilla Smoosh Spray. Oh my...does that EVER look delightful! But, unfortunately it is one of those things you really can only see in real life.
If you all know me, you know I just have this absolute need to add ribbon to things. With all the delightful ribbon from Stampin' Up! how could you NOT put ribbon on things! The other thing I wanted to use was the Mini Vintage Tags because these are just THE BEST! SOOOOO DANG CUTE! I used the tag to add the date to the scrapbook page. I think the ribbon and the tag was just what was needed to finish the project off!
At first I wanted to layer my picture but as I played around with it, I just didn't like anything that I came up with. The more I played with it, I decided I just wanted to add a decorative element in the corner to tie in with the other flower elements on the page. All of the flowers on the page came from cutting up the two large flower sprays that I stamped with the Basic Brown and colored with the Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I was amazed that there was so much in those two pieces once I started to cut them apart. I did use a little bit of Tombow multipurpose glue on the very bottom stem to hold that down and then some glue dots in the middle of some flowers. I didn't want the flower completed 'glued' down so the glue dots let the edges curl up!
And then for the final part of my scrapbook page I stamped the mr. mrs. from Together Forever using Close to Cocoa ink and the & using Sage Shadow. I sprayed a piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock with the Vanilla Smoosh Spray and then cut out Gartner using the Timeless Type alphabet set. (LOVE IT!) To help it stand out a little better on the page I sponged the edges using the Close to Cocoa ink.
So...what do you think? I really think the combination of the Presto dsp and the Elements of Style set really capture the vintage feel of my grandma and grandpa's wedding photo!
Set: Elements of Style (118611 W 120045 C), Together Forever (115100)
Ink: Basic Brown (104315), Close to Cocoa (102139), Sage Shadow (102774)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Pretty in Pink (100459), Presto Patterns Specialty dsp (117175)
Other: Rich Regals Watercolor Wonder Crayons (106698), Soft Subtles Watercolor Wonder Crayons (106697), Vanilla Smoosh Spritz Spray (118772), Mini Vintage Tags (118763), Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117289), Timeless Type Alphabet set (115951), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Tombow Multipurpose Glue (110755)
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