Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Scrapbook Layout Quilted

Thank you bloggers for all the kind comments from Monday's post.  They are always so encouraging.

If you think I had a hard time on the first quilted layout you should have been there while I was completing this layout.  At one point in my crafty beginnings I was into making the foundation of a layouts from quilt patterns.  It felt like I was truly a quilter.  Do you have a guess which paperline I used for this layout?  Let's put it this way, I could never get enough. 

The Story
This is a photo of my mom's "Daddy." Like most daughters Grandpa was Mom's first love.  Grandpa was a very quiet man and there are few photos of him.  I think he was a bit camera shy.  The photo was taken at Grandpa's house.  The suit he is wearing was one of those "rare occasions" that he wore a suit. 

The Before Layout
(bad photo...made awhile back before I got the hang of things)

The After Layout
Things I Learned
  • It's fun to use the old stash.  The die cut, rub-ons, "Prince Charming" label, and the title lettering are all from more than a year ago.  The paper also is from some time ago.
  • I used "Swatch Book" for the writing around the star.  It frames the star. 
  • Although unsure how it was going to look I ended up really liking the rub-on flourish in the top corner.
  • You can print on pattern paper.  The die cut next to the photo has printed images.  I used my Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pumice and used it to tone down the writing.  I edged the die-cut with Vintage Photo.  I ran it through my printer using a bold font. 
  • I can make silhouettes.   I watched a video on YouTube that taught me how you make a Silhouette with Photoshop Elements.  I'll be making more!
  • The title "Daddy" was made from some older Making Memories glittered alphabet.  I sanded each letter to remove a lot of the glitter.  I inked them using Ranger's Archival Ink Black.  I ran the letters through my Xyron Sticker Maker.  The glitter left on the letters and inked over gives the letters a distressed look with the different shades of black.
 Although it was very hard to finish this layout I'm glad I did. 

Have a wonderfully Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  Tabitha's strength
2.  R's smiles
3.  pushing myself to do something I needed to do for several years
4.  God's forgiveness, grace, and unyielding love for me
5.  unexpected gifts

12 comments:

  1. Debby, I just love how this layout turned out, it is truly a work of art! I love the additions you made to the layout - the rub on flourishes are perfect!

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  2. I love it too and the Silhouette is awesome!! This is extra~ordinary my friend!!!

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  3. Great layout Debby! I love the way you left the quilt showing so much and the "I still remember" rub ons are perfect around the star. It's beautiful. I'm looking forward to more shilouettes.

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  4. Oh, I love it! It turned out great. Love how you used the photo but can still see so much of the quilted portion.

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  5. You did a great job with the shilouettes! You always do such a beautiful job. Your LOs always show the love you have put into them.

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  6. This is so beautiful - what lovely work you do. And what a very special photograph.

    And I love your gratitude list :o)

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  7. oh wow! This is so cool!!

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  8. Debby, this is so beautiful! I love the quilting. Everything about this layout is so very special. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Oh this is fabulous! The silhouette really completes it!

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  10. this is so cool=it turned out great!

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  11. Oh my goodness, this is amazing! I love that silhouette! The whole layout is just beautiful!

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  12. Such a special layout.
    Love the quilted star.
    I didn't know you could make your own silhouette. I photocopied my photo and then traced it by hand. I bet your way was easier ;)

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