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!