Saturday, November 3, 2012

Remembering Family Scrapbook Layout

Today's post is all about family, pearls, flowers, and pastels. So expect to see a lot of each. This page will become part of an album honoring my parents and grandparents. The paper is by K&Company and seems so perfect for a bit of nostalgia. 

 I toned down the white streaming ribbons with a few swipes of Old Paper Distress Ink then tied the ribbon in a bow and trimmed the streamers to fit the space.
The flowers were white and I wanted to make them a shade of pastel pink by first inking them with a tiny bit with Old Paper for a little shading then inking again with Angel Pink Memento Ink.

I also sprayed the flowers with Perfect Pearls - Pearl for some added shine and glimmer.

As I was inking the flowers I remembered some pink ribbon roses  that I used over twenty years ago and thought they were in my sewing chest. I had stitched the three roses together and added the green ribbon stems for a project years ago. 

There was only one issue, the roses were a much brighter shade of pink, too bright for this pastel project. 

To solve the issue, I first dabbed on Picket Fence Distress Stain. Wow, it worked and my roses were a much softer pink! I followed by adding a little Pearl Paint using an Adirondack Paint Dabber and was pleased with my results.

While digging in my sewing chest, I saw some straight pins that had white heads and knew I wanted to add a few to the roses and stems.

Three pins were added to keep it an odd number.
The pearls for the flower centers is White Opal Liquid Pearls by Ranger. I could have used stick on pearls but I enjoy squeezing the bottle and making my own.

I used the same technique for the pearls on the ribbons. Now my project needed to dry for a while since the Liquid Pearls can be smudged very quickly with the slightest touch of a finger.

The K& Company paper had a small vine running around the border which gave me an idea to add pearls along the vine. Here I decided to used stick on pearls so I would not have to worry about smudging the pearls as I was working.

There you have it, this page is complete and ready for the album. Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

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  1. Judy, this layout page is beautiful! I love the KC & Company paper. So pretty. Your pictures, matted in the green look amazing on the beige background. They are great photographs! I really love all of the little pearls you've added...especially on that gorgeous flower and ribbon embellishment on the left side of your page. That totally makes the entire page! You did a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing this beautifully done nostalgic page with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. This page is gorgeous! Love that feel of nostalgia. Those pictures are beautiful. What a great keepsake! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  3. This is just gorgeous! I love the layout and the design. You are very talented. I look forward to seeing your next piece!!

  4. A beautiful layout; I can already see that the finished album is going to be an incredible tribute to your forebears, and a treasured heirloom for future generations. Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy, and for your kind words over at Words and Pictures!
    Alison x

  5. Beautiful page! I love the flower and pearl accents.