Apr 18, 2011

Vintage Inspired Layout

Take a look at this piece of vintage loveliness:

Doris posted this on the JBS Mercantile Forum for an inspiration challenge that ended last night.  Just full of loveliness, isn't it?

Sometimes when I use a piece for inspiration, I'll stare at it for a while, then close it up, take out a journal and sketch some ideas.  That way I don't get stuck in trying to copy the inspiration exactly.  I end up with a lot more ideas and sketches in my journal that I can use another time.

That's what I did this time.  The layout design, a center embellishment, and gardening theme were all in my mind when I scrapbooked this layout:

I used older photos of my boys in a garden near my house.  To enhance and bring attention to my boys in the photo, I added a digital frame around them before printing the photo.  And yep - pink in a layout of my boys is A-OK with me.  I guess it helps soften the fact that Matt is holding up a gun and shooting me in the photo - LOL!  Ah those boys!

Homespun die-cut paper
Front Porch patterned paper
Vintage Sew-On Buttons
Stick Candy Ink Pad and Stick Candy Dye Ink
Doodlebug ric rac
Fern Stamps from Rubber Stampede

and these wonderful bits of pretty from the February Mercantile kit (one of my most favorite): the Doodlebug brads and May Arts Ribbon

thanks for visiting and have a creative day!


  1. Lovely layout - I just love the combination of pink and green on your layout and the die cut paper is so effective. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Love the colors especially that you used pink for a boy layout!

  3. Love the green, the ric-rak, the ribbon and the touches of pink! Great layout!

  4. love the green and the little hic-cup in the ribbon~nice touch!!!

  5. what a pretty layout! love the colors!

    thanks so much for stopping by my blog siehledwithakiss.blogspot.com today and taking the time to write such a kind comment. i would be honored if you stopped by again sometime or even signed up to follow and i will do the same! thanks again!

  6. So springy and fun! Lovely layout!

  7. Wow, those photos are beautiful! Love them. And your layout is stunning.

  8. Great layout. All that green is perfect for your nature photos.

  9. Thanks for sharing how you get your inspiration for your layouts.

    Your layout is lovely. Like that you added the frame to the actual photo, that is a fun touch.


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