Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lasting Memories 47

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is distressing.  I saw a layout kit on embellishonline.com a few months back and I bought the background papers so that I could make a similar one.  So I guess you could call this a "counterfeit kit" and CASE of the layout I saw.

I used photos from Longport, NJ where my family has a house.  They are photos of the 2 gazebos in town and "Lucy the Margate Elephant," a HUGE landmark in the area.  You can actually take a tour and walk through the inside of the elephant!

I turned the photos black and white and gave them a white border to make them appear older.  It also makes them stand out against the busy background.

I distressed the edges of the red photo mats with a paper edge shredder.  I inked the edges of the scalloped circle and the old images from the background papers. 


Close up of the journaling and distressing:

Left:

Right:

Details:
Checked background paper: GCD Studios
Teal Flourish & Beach town paper by Graphic 45 (Under the Boardwalk collection)
Red polka dot paper by My Mind's Eye
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook & Lacy Labels (Scalloped Circle)

Challenges:
1. The Paper Variety - Inspiration Photo
2. Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
3. ScrapFIT - Put a bird on it (flamingo)

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9 comments:

Brenda said...

What a fabulous layout. I love all the different vintage cards. You did a great job distressing
Hugs
Brenda
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sharon said...

this is wonderful, love the pictures as well!

Tracy said...

Very cool Lo! Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Fit!!!

Jackie said...

What a great LO! I admire those who can do two pagers :)Thanks for playing along with TPV!

MARILYN said...

GREAT Double LO!!! Thanks for playing with us at ScrapFIT!!

Missy Whidden said...

This is awesome! Such a great two-page layout...I'm too chicken to try one...haha. Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT!

glassgraffitix2 said...

Awesome LO! Love all the work you put into it.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Your layout has a wonderful vintage look to it.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sara Zenger said...

Great 2 page layout!!! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT!