5 weeks ago
In this layout I tried to include some of what I know about my grandfather. Mother always told me that he sang like an angel, so I included musical notes in two places. The first notes appear as matting behind his picture and the other notes appear in the masking that I did behind the journaling. In all of the pictures that I’ve seen of him, he was quite the “Sharp Dressed Man”, so the patterned paper with the houndstooth design and the vintage pocket watches signify the care he gave to his physical appearance. The Victorian Era, in which he was born and the Edwardian Era, in which he came to manhood definitely colored his preference for a perfect appearance.
Texture, dimension and mixed media were a must artistically for this layout. To create texture, I made a metal relief strip using Ten Seconds Studio’s thin metal sheets and embossing tools and added Prima flowers. The title was created using chipboard letters that I first painted red, then sponged a smattering of black after the first layer was dry. The wet-folded frame around the picture was first spritzed with a glimmery paint for a bit of shimmer to draw attention to the photo. I always use this wet-folding technique when creating a heritage scrapbook page. To me, it represents a window to the past and adds dimension to the canvas. In addition, I used canvas to create part of the title. After printing the canvas I trimmed it, frayed the edges and inked it in black.
Advantus/ Tim Holtz Ideaology Masks: Borderline and Concert
Advantus/Tim Holtz Ideology Grungeboard Elements-
Graphic 45’s “A Proper Gentleman” collection patterned paper
Making Memories Acrylic Paint, Black and Red
Maya Road- Jonathan Mini Alphabet Chipboard Set
Prima- Artistry Flowers Collection- Flower Mini Tin- Mums
Ranger- 8.5 x 11” Sticky-Back Canvas, Claudine Hellmuth
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Candy Apple Red and Graphite
Ten Second Studio Embossing Tools, Thin Metal Sheets for Dry
Embossing and Paper Stump Number 8 Large
The Maya Road chipboard albums are so precious, and the Accordion Album is no exception. This Design Team project for The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, Texas was delightfully fun to do.
The theme, Friendship Through the Years, is based on some of the friendships of my daughter, Elizabeth, from her toddler and childhood days through her senior year in high school.
The process for creating this little 4" x 6" book is:
1. Remove all jump rings from book and save.
2. Trace the album page onto patterned paper. Cut out 12.
3. Using an acid free glue stick, adhere the paper to both sides of each album page. Press together firmly. Allow time for drying.
4. Using sanding tools, sand around all edges of each page.
5. Using white acrylic paint, apply paint to the edges of each page. Allow time for drying.
6. Sand off some of the paint to achieve a distressed look.
7. Using pen, draw stitches around edges of each page.
8. Using punching tool, punch holes.
9. Apply photos and embelish the book. Reassemble, using jump rings.
10. Fill the little plastic tube with goodies that work well with the album. Keep theme and colors in mind. Glue the lid on and tie it to the top of the album with ribbon. Voila!
Maya Road Supplies used:
This is one of my favorite pictures of our son, Lee and daughter, Elizabeth. There were many days when they were little that I didn't think the teasing and fussing would ever end. I don't know when it happened, but I'm happy to report that somewhere along the way they became best of friends!
On the back of the banner are pictures of Elizabeth's high school days and some of the friends she made at that time in her life. In this photo you can see some of the fun things that I put inside the little tube. They inclued four little china teacups shreds of paper, Maya road and Prima Fairytale Roses, tiny blue hairclips and pretty little pink bows.....so very girly, just like Liz!!!
In the upper left corner of the page above is a small pink butterfly. This little chipboard by Maya Road was fun and easy to do. First, I inked it bright pink, then coated it with Ranger's Glossy Accents and let it dry. Last, I added some little lime green pearls down the center for fun.
To finish this little album, I used Maya Road Trinket Beads for a glamorous, girly look!
This LO was a JOY to create....even though I was a little bit intimidated by the importance of the portrait. Techniques ussed: machine stitched all four pages, wet distressed and inked around all four. Cut, folded distressed and painted the area for the frame. Added pearls to the Prima lace. popped up the bird cage and the flowers in the lower left corner. Crackle painted the title, the scrap FX piece and the frame around thephoto. Punched several strips of leaves from gold paper in my stash.
Gee, it doesn't seem like it's been 37 years (In May)!
On this LO I used some bright colors so I could work the antique scrap into the LO (see the little boy on the rocking horse). I have found that the Victorian Era was anything but dull....especially when it comes to colors, as is evidenced by this piece of scrap. I let the paper, the scrap and the picture lead me in my embellishments and mood. The pp is called "Playtimes Past Collection" by Graphic 45, and has graphics of antique trains on one side of the pp and the quote, "I Think I Can" on the other side. It is from the child's book, "The Little Engine That Could". You can see the little trains around the border of the paper. The sheet music for "Jack and Jill" is also from the Playtimes Past Collection. The title is done in Office Word, using the font, "1942 Report". The antique-looking red ric-rac, the large flower (by Prima) and the antique milk bottle cap are from my LSS, The Crafty Scrapper, in Waxahachie, Texas. For the little engine and the vines, I used the Heritage Cricut Cartridge. Also used in this LO was brown Colorbox ink. Got a lot of distressing done on this one, as well as some stitching by hand and on my machine. As I usually do with my heritage LO's I wet distressed the frame around the picture and folded it back. The little ticket is by Crafty Secrets, and The little tricycle is a Grand Adhesion (Hopscotch) by K & Company. The other two flowers are cut from a burlap bag that used to contain rice that is from India....we ate the rice....LOL
The portrait is of my father when he was about 3 or 4 years old.
In this LO I chalked aroound a replica of an old postcard that a friend of mine sent me. The chalking made it look even older than it already looked. Also, distressed pp, crackle painted the corrugated cardboard, inked the title, flowers and clock face. Also crackle painted the little flourishes. Used an old dictionary page, punched it and placed it under the brown upholstry trim. Couldn't resist the pp by K & Co because of the turn of the century hats.
The people in the photo are my grandmother (far left), and her brothers and sisters. Also seen in the photo are two neighbors who were good friends. The photo was taken circa 1903 and everyone was smiling....that's pretty rare for that era......what will those young people think of next?!!!!!
This page includes photos of my great great grandparents. C.T. Zapp was the son of Hugo and Lina. In the portrait on the left you can see them and their childdren before the turn of the century. My grandmother was not yet born. In the photo on the right, the children are all grown, and my grandmother is in the center, sitting on the front porch rail.
These are pictures of Ken, Mother and me standing on the back porch of the Zapp Building. The wonderful thing about this little album is that it is meant to be used interactively. Inside each pocket I placed family history, a family tree, maps and other interesting information. In the last pocket I placet the story about the three of us on this porch.
This is the other half of the two page LO that I did of my DH and myself as children at Easter.
Techniques used were distressing, punching, hand cutting and machine stitching. For the title I painted the Maya Road letters, then used Ranger Glossy Accents to glue on the Martha Stewart Glass Microbeads and painted them with Stickles Platinum to achieve the color I wanted.