Thursday, 16 February 2012

A Vintage Layout for Webster's Pages Challenge

 I have another layout to share with you today using a very old photograph of my beautiful Nannan when she was a young lady.  Sadly she is no longer with us and I really wanted to create a page with this photo in a style that she would have loved, using things she loved.  I am entering my layout into the Sparklers challenge at Webster's Pages, you can find details on Webster's Pages blog if you fancy joining in too.  The gorgeous paper is, of course, from Webster's Pages and I have distressed and curled the edges so they suit the vintage photograph.
I created a frame for the photograph with some chipboard painted with picket fence crackle paint.  I then stamped over the top of it with a Hero Arts stamp and inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink.
You need to use Webster's Pages sparklers to enter the challenge and here is mine which I've attached to a metal filigree piece so that it looks like a broach.  My Nannan loved to wear broaches.  I added some trim from my stash from the outside edge of the layout to the "broach".
She also loved her garden which was filled with gorgeous flowers everywhere and so I have added lots of flowers from my stash along with a gorgeous cameo from Webster's Pages which I have painted to match the colours of the papers (a bit of a nightmare but worth it in the end).
I have added a scrap of lace and some pearls to the top right corner.
This gorgeous butterfly was a gift from my lovely friend Debbie.
My Nannan loved to crochet so I have added a crochet doily by Kaisercraft to the left of the photograph along with more flowers from my stash.  I entwined the frame and flowers with a long string of pearls too as she always wore some when she went out on special occasions :).
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Loraine Arderne said...

Beautifull! Love all the elements that bring it together to showcase your nanna.

Nicki said...

Jane, it's a beautiful layout.

Sam Wright said...

lovely page!

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous layout Jane. I love the colours you've used and the details also. Hugs Michele x

Linda said...

Wow what a spectacular layout!!!! Love all the details !!!! Excellent work!!!!

Andrea C said...

Gorgeous page and she looked lovely xx

Hanneke said...

What a beautiful page for this great picture! Love all the pretty details! Such a nice way to make this picture into a nice memento. Hugs, Hanneke