It’s no secret that I love designing with Graphic 45. The vintage themes are so inspiring!
When I saw the “Place in Time” collection, I wanted to use every single piece of paper, so I decided to create a 12 x 12 album for my mother, using photos from her scrapbooks.
|My mother’s precious scrapbooks|
Her birthday is in November, so I have lots of time to design the layouts. Although I am teaching this album as a class at The Urban Scrapbook using double page layouts, I will only share the single pages and some techniques here on my blog each month.
Here is my February layout…
|Whoa Mom! Two men…not one!|
The large distressed heart in the top right is made with Tim Holtz Ideology Tissue Wrap and chipboard. Here is how I created this special page element.
First, I cut a heart template from scrap paper and traced it onto a piece of chipboard.
I tore off a piece of Tissue Wrap that was larger than the heart.
Flip the chipboard heart over and apply Mod Podge to edges only.
Rub the entire ink pad of Aged Mahogany Distress ink across the Tissue surface of the heart.
Because the Tissue Wrap is somewhat resistant to colour, I rubbed off the excess ink with a dry baby wipe.
I wanted the colour to have more of a brown tone, so I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Remember to wipe off the excess ink. You can continue to layer the ink like this until you achieve the desired colour.
On my layout, I backed the heart with a heart doily, that I found in the Dollar Store.
I hope you have someone special in your life that you can give your own heart to this month 🙂