Maxine admits that heritage scrapbooking is not something she is used to doing. Ready for a challenge she was pleasantly surprised when she came across the Junkitz Mom Collectionz range, the colours and texture were perfect for what she wanted to do.
She selected two sheets of the Mums bouquet paper which enabled her to layer the flowers on the right hand side of the layout. If you look at the close-ups you will see how she cleverly cut into the petals of the flowers, inking, curling and scrunching them to bring them to life.
She stamped the word ‘sweet’ using Fontwerks Miss Fancy Alphabet stamps adding a Heidi Swapp heart to complete the title. To ingest some light pink into the background she used a couple of Heidi Swapp damask stickers, adding a touch of one to a Heidi Swapp chipboard heart.
The brads are also from the Junkitz Mom Collectionz as is the vintage buttons which have been dyed to colour match the layout. The beautiful heritage scroll under the Pressed Petals ‘precious’ is a Sassafrass Lass elegance border stamp which has also been used to create a photo corner at the top left of the layout. Add to that some Heidi Grace flowers and alphabet rub-ons, some Basic Grey rub-ons words and ribbons plus Crate Paper ribbons.
Its amazing how so many different companies’ products can combine to create a layout that is still pleasing to the eye and colour co-ordinated.
Chris said she thoroughly enjoyed sifting through her Mum's collection of old photos for the heritage challenge this month. She has enjoyed creating many heritage layouts since begining scrapbooking, but said she oftens forgets to with her ever growing supply of photos from recent events usually getting first priority. She loved putting together the Crate Paper 'Crush' range with a combination of heritage type embellishments from Lil Davis and Basic Grey.
The Basic Grey Infuse range had the simple and understated feel that Jaimie was after to showcase these photos of her mother on her First Communion (c. 1950). Jaimie chose embellishments that gave her LO an old world feel, with Jenni Bowlin felt flowers complimenting beautifully with the BG ribbon, Love you More crystal brad and Lil Davis brass keyring.
Rounded corners, inked edges and the lovely distressed look of the BasicGrey Phresh and Phunky papers create this heritage style layout of Caz and her Mum on a ferry not long after they emigrated to Australia from England.
Caz cut down one of the BasicGrey file folders to act as a frame for the smaller photo and to hold journaling about what was happening in Sydney in 1968.
The aim was humour for this LO poking fun at Jaimie's pre-teen attempt at fashion statements! The mix of wild colours in the Basic Grey Recess range was made for this tongue in cheek LO - Tales of a Fashionista (victim) - Jaimie mixed and matched the BG Mellow, Obscure and Heidi Swapp mask alphas for her funky title with the addition of hand drawn and hand cut swirls as extra embellishments a little Heidi bling and Plain Jane chipboard arrow finish it all off nicely.
Though not technically a heritage layout with photos taken this year, I swiped this layout from Nic Howard to go on this post rather than the BasicGrey one a couple of weeks back because the colours and design could so easily be adapted to suit vintage photos. The sepias and rusts and warm blues running through the colour palette of the BasicGrey Recess range are muted yet striking and Nic's layout design is, as ever, timeless.