Friday, June 1, 2012

Evolution 3

Hey there friends!  Well it's time for another 'evolution' post, since I had a few layouts done lately, and a fourth one on the way!

This time, for the third course of the Techniques Course #1 series, we had to create a layout using distressing techniques, paper scrapper, sand paper, distress ink, stains, eyelets and brads (using the Big Bite, which I finally acquired :o)). This is such a great tool, and I waited for such a long time before getting it! I'm like a man getting his first power tool :o).

So... this is my very first vintage looking layout.  When I created this layout, I knew this is what I wanted to do: vintage scrapbooking!  I like every type of scrapbooking, but the one style I LOVE and that I enjoy doing the most is vintage.  Here it is:

I remember not following the proposed layouts when I created this one, simply because I was so inspired by the pictures of my wedding celebration! I used chipboard swirls that I covered with stickles, black soot Ranger's distress ink, and beautiful Prima flowers.  Of course, I couldn't resist adding one of Tim's amazing keys!

This year, for that same course, I decided to use some very nice pictures of my son playing guitar and reading music.  It amazes me what my 8 years old boy can do with his instrument, having so much fun playing music on it!
So here is the vintage layout I created for Nicholas:

'La Musique dans l'Âme - base on an original layout from Josée Lalonde (SEM)

Since I just got my Big Bite, I decided to put in some eyelets and use burlap tread on my layout.  I used 'black sout' (my favorite I think!) and 'aged mahogany' distress inks.  Adding corrugated letters added to the overall atmosphere of rustic/simple/peaceful time I spent with my son.  This little boy has such a natural talent with music!

Now, this is the kind of layout I truly enjoy doing!  Whether it is grunge, romantic or nostalgic vintage, I just love it.

Of course, some journaling to complete the layout, and voilà!  If you like this post, leave me a comment!

Until next time, happy scrapping!