Today is Stampbook Saturday at There She Goes and my last posting as this weeks Trendsetter. First off let me say hats off to those of you who know how to photograph 12 x 12 layouts well. LOL Lighting and getting the page to lay flat is no easy feat and I failed miserably, but I think you'll be able to pick out the good stuff despite the bad photos.
For my project I've created a layout using the one and only photo I have of my great grandfather. The little guy is my grandpa. I believe this photo must have been taken shortly after my grandpa, his mother, and brother arrived in the US in 1912 from what is now Serbia. They arrived in New York and traveled to meet great grandpa in St. Louis.
For my layout I started with a 12 x 12 piece of brown patterned paper. I then proceeded to add distress ink and Glimmer mist until I felt I had created a vintage look. I used a brick template and modeling paste to create the brick accents on the sides of the page. My DP mats were inked and attached with machine stitching in brown.
The vellum strip was stamped with the TSG "Henna Swirls" stamp set and embossed with gold embossing powder. Tucked underneath it is a panel of lunchbag kraft paper stamped with the "Journal Lines" set. I used the "Mixed Media Background Builders" to add some aging effects to the lightest DP panel. The gears are from the "Get in Gear" set. I blew them up to the size I needed and then traced and cut them out of grunge board. They're embossed with distress embossing powder.
Here's a better close up look so you can see all the details.
Hope you've enjoyed the projects I've shared this week. You still have time to play along with my "Thanks/Thanksgiving" challenge.
Have a wonderful weekend!