Thursday, April 10, 2008

Are you ready for some artwork?

Greetings once again from the rubber room!

I know I haven't been posting much lately. I just can't seem to drap myself away from my desk. I seem to be on a roll and didn't want to interrupt the flow of creativity. Since April 1, I have created almost 11 layouts. Wow, that's alot for me!

As I mentioned in my last entry, I have this cropper hopper full of past projects I have either started, or wanted to start. Since my middle name is procasination they would probably stay there till who knows when. But since I made that New Year's resolution to use up all my old papers and embellishments...I seem to be on a roll.

When I stuck my hand into the cropper hopper to randomly pull out a project, there was more than one project in that plastic bag. Hence, the reason for all the layouts done at once.

A while back, I was on another group, and we did a paper swap. We had to send another member enough pattern paper and cardstock with embellishments to complete a layout. This gal sent me enough to complete a two page layout. Thanks to Close To My Heart's Imagine and Cherish books.
The papers screamed "Retro" which makes me remember the 70s. Something I would really love to forget! LOL
Anyhow, I took these papers and pictures of my college life and this is what I came up with.
Then, I pulled another plastic bag from the Cropper Hopper and I had two sets of papers in there waiting for me to do something with them.
This first set is of my grandparents on my dad's side. I call this 2 page layout..."Two Rode Together."

In the same plastic bag, I had two sheets of this crackle flowery paper. I loved it when I bought it, and was so afraid of cutting it. So I didn't. I trimmed around the flowers and built my layout from there.

This is my great grandmother, Gertrude Klock Archer. I don't have very many pictures of her. The calling card you see on the layout, I found when going through my father's things. There were 5 little one inch photos on the back. Down at the bottom of the layout, are two of those pictures.

Here is a side view of the flowers:

Here is the tutorial to complete the flowers...the flowers are coming out a lot darker than in person. But it gives the layout some great dimension.

And my last layout...this is my dad taken in October 1926. He was 7 years old at the time.
I hope you find some inspiration in the layouts I have shared.
Until next time,
Happy Scrappin'


Kathy said...

You go girl! I remember the 70's! Seems like yesterday! Love the layouts you have done, very artsy smartsy. LOL

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Rachele Funk said...

Love the great flowers! Thanks for the link on the tutorial! All the pages are great!