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How to create vintage scrapbook layout


How to create a vintage scrapbook layout


vintage scrapbook layout

Hello again everyone. Today I’m sharing with you  how I created this vintage scrapbook layout , a project I made as a creative crew member for Canvas Corps Brand. The challenge was to create a project with a photo that was older than me. This immediately made me think of a box of old photographs that belonged to my grandma. This tin contains some beautiful old photographs of a time when maybe life was harder but people were kinder I think.

My inspiration

My focus for the scrapbook layout was this photograph of my grandparents wedding from 1936. When I was little I used to play ‘dressy up’ with the gloves, sash & tiara that my Grandma is wearing in this photo. Also the pearl necklace she is wearing I wore on my wedding day.

What you can’t tell from the photograph is that her wedding dress was pale pink that’s why a used a hint of pink in the layout. I’m delighted to say that I won most inspirational project with my scrapbook layout

To make this vintage scrapbook layout I used the following products:

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vintage scrapbook layout

Gypsy moments mixed media pad- 7gypsies

Compose your life 8×8 paper pack- Canvas Corps Brands

Compose your life journal cards- Canvas corps Brands

Glimmer mist in kiwi, tattered leather & cherry- Tattered Angels

Glimmer glam paint- Tattered angels

Paper flowers

crochet lace

Wills hand dies-cherish & happy- Tonic

Gemini die cutting machine- Crafters Companion

Mandala stencils-Imagination crafts

Starlights texture paste-gold-Imagination crafts.

Here’s what I did

First of all I took a sheet of 12×12 paper from the gypsy moments mixed media pad. These papers are great as the texture and layers are already printed onto it. The paper I chose had a peeled paint effect.

vintage scrapbook layout

Next using the texture paste through the stencil I added extra texture to the background.

vintage scrapbook layout

vintage scrapbook layout

This texture paste from Imagination crafts is amazing. It is so thick and full of crystals, it crunches as you spread it and adds just the right amount of glitter. Also it dries really quickly, which is good when your impatient like me! Imagination crafts products can be bought from Crafters companion. There is an extensive range of mixed media products including paint, rice papers, stencils & pastes.

Next the sentiments were die cut from kraft card and painted with the glimmer glam paint. This added to the vintage feel and gives a slight metallic effect. These ‘wills hand’ dies from Tonic are ideal for mixed media projects. They cut perfectly as expected with Tonic products but the font is really lovely and genuinely looks like hand writing. These dies can be bought by visiting Craftstash.

vintage scrapbook layout

Then I randomly sprayed the background with kiwi and cherry glimmer mist as shown in the pictures below.

vintage scrapbook layout

I sprayed crocheted lace with tattered leather and gold glimmer mist to give it an aged look I then completed the project by attaching a scanned copy of the photograph to a journal card that had also been edged with the glimmer glam paint. I attached  this to the background slightly off centre on top of some torn pieces of patterned paper, the lace was also added.

Finally, paper flowers and stamens were  added as shown along with a sentiment which had been fussy cut from a sheet of patterned paper. Some flat back pearls were also added as a finishing touch.

vintage scrapbook layout

I am really pleased with how this turned out as I haven’t scrapbooked for several years . Most of all I now have the bug again and I’m looking forward to creating more layouts.

Thanks for popping by

Leanne x

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