Practical Scrappers put together this ultra snazzy and super fun sketch that inspired me to create a layout using photos of my mother with my youngest grandson.One of our talented Sketch Designers at
It worked out perfectly that my mother happened to be wearing a black top in these photographs, as I had some very pretty paper from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop collection that I was anxious to use. I also FINALLY used some of my Webster's Pages Bloomers that I've had for months but simply was afraid to use - I just couldn't seem to apply them in a way that looked attractive to me even though they are so very pretty. That said, I get a whole lotta inspiration from stalking...errr, umm, I mean FOLLOWING Audrey Pettit's blog and it was really her that inspired me to finally use them on my page after seeing the gorgeous projects she put together with Bloomers. Thank you Audrey! I think these blooms were a perfect addition to the layout and if it weren't for Audrey, those pretty Bloomers would still be in the package for sure! I found Bloomers inspiration from Audrey right here and here (just for starters).
Anyhow...my goal when creating this page was to end up with something feminine because it really is a layout focused around my mother, but I didn't want it so girly that my darling grandson looked "out of place" on the page either. I think I accomplished my goal by using these yummy Thrift Shop papers and fonts for the title that were more relaxed. (I used my Gypsy to weld the letters in the title and subtitle together).
Now before I give you the deets on this layout don't forget to skip on over to Practical Scrappers and join us in this weekend's sketch challenge!
Cardstock: True Black, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Thrift Shop Collection (October Afternoon)
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cricut Carts: George and Calligraphy Collection
Embellishments: Journal Card (Maya Road), Bloomers (Webster's Pages), Pearls (Hero Arts), Distress Tool (Tim Holtz)
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