Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentine Inspiration Layout Tutorial


Hello Friends, Today I am sharing a Scrapbook Layout that I made for a store sample at The scrapbook store where I work.
I made this layout while at work so since I didn't have my stash of vintage images available to me, I headed to Google and searched for vintage postcards. You can use your own personal photo for this layout or a vintage photo.



I started with a sheet of patterned paper which measures 12 x 12.


I then cut a sheet of pink patterned paper and cut it 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 and glued to the center.



Next I took this die cut patterned paper and centered it in the middle of my page.
What I really want you to see put this layout together is how I layered it so that you can take any style paper you have and try this.


I cut a sheet of polka dot patterned paper 9 x 6. I inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and glued to the center.


I cut a sheet of green patterned paper 4 x 8 and glued to the right side of the page.


I then took a sheet of rub ons and added this sentiment along the top. You can leave blank, add a decorative swirl or add your own personal message here.


These cool Bingo cards are by Jenni Bowlin and come in a variety of colors and themes. This Valentine one is perfect for a photo mat. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to darken the edges of the card.


I then printed this 4 x 6 vintage image found on google and glued to my bingo card. It is okay that it's longer than the bingo card. I inked the vintage photo to make it blend with the layout.


Most paper used in this layout is by Pink Paislee from the Cupid collection. One sheet from that collection is filled with journaling pieces that can be cut apart. Once cut they measure 3 x 4. I cut one and add it in the upper left corner. It fit along the edges of my other layered pieces.


As I work on my layouts I never glue anything down until I am fully satisfied with it. Once I have it completely done I take a picture of it and then deconstruct and glue it back together.
My next step was to add 3 red buttons to the right side of my page.



I then added my photo.


Another piece found from my journal paper was this bracket shape. It's swirly edges fit in with the theme of the layout but any small accent along the bottom would work nicely.



Another cool journal piece which you might recognize from my bottle in our giveaway posted below. This one is bigger than the one found on the bottle. I inked it's edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


I place this piece overlapping the photo and and the other layers of paper.


Another journal piece which is also 3 x 4 was added to the bottom right of the page. It was inked and I added another rub on. This is the perfect spot for you to add your personal journaling.


I added another bracket shaped piece featuring the Eiffel Tower in the upper right corner.


I then added this cool long flower by Prima to the center of my page. These flowers were not selling well at the store and I knew that people just needed to see how they could look on a page.  The flowers I used are pink Tiger Lillies. I added a pink bow around the bottom of the flower stem.  Oh, the flowers are now sold out!


I then added a strip of green polka dot ribbon accross the bottom of my page. A chipboard heart added more deminsion to the bottom of the page.



A close up of the bow.

An oval cut and placed behind the top of the flowers and a another chipboard heart at the top right corner of the layout completed the page.


Here is what the journaling page from the Cupid collection that I used through out  this layout.


Here is what the entire collection looks like.



I hope you enjoyed this project!
If you would like to enter in our giveaway you can still leave a comment on the last post until tonight at midnight!
Have a great day, Lindsey

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!What a great imagination you have to use all those textures, colors, and shapes. You make my scrapbooking look poor indeed!
Blessings, Sarita

She'sSewPretty said...

That layout turned out beautiful!! I love the vintage image you used too!

Julie said...

Fabulous layout, Lindsey! Love all the vintage goodies you used!

SharDon Exclusives said...

I am terribly glad I found your lovely blog! I am enjoying it each time you post. Your work is lovely...
Sharon

Angelika said...

Oh....your work and your tutorials are so great and lovely. Thank you for sharing this.
I love your vintage style!

Have a nice day
Angelika

Brynwood Needleworks said...

That is one beautiful page, Lindsey!
Thanks for your great tutorial.
xoxo
Donna

Celestial Charms said...

What a wonderful layout and finely detailed tutorial. All appreciated, I assure you.
Maureen

my cup of tea said...

Very pretty! Really like it! Great job!
~Donna~

Jean Tuthill said...

That's a beautiful page layout, and the tutorial is very concise. Thanks for sharing. I love it all.

BellaRosa said...

Lindsey amor, what a beautiful layout you created! Thank you for sharing it with us :) You and Twyla always share the prettiest ideas with us. Besos, Rose

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Pretty papers! ♥

GardenofDaisies said...

Thanks Lindsey. It looks like the folks at the scrapbook store are lucky to have you working for them! :-)

Cora said...

It turned out beautiful Lindsey!! Love all the vintage looks and the pinks!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

a beautiful project..I love all the layers! ♥

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Lyndsey sweetie...
This is just beautiful. Sweetie you sure do have a way with these scrapbooking pages. I would so love to come and pick your head for a couple of days, so that I could create this well. Maybe I am just to old now, and I need to leave this scrapbooking up to your younger gals. You inspire me to try Ms Lindsey, you so inspire me.

Have a beautiful day and thank you for sharing. Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely layout Lindsey. Can't find such lovely papers and embellishments on this side of the world. :( Twyla I made your sweet hearts today and posted them and showed a comparison of yarn from the States and yarn from Kuwait. Bigger is definitely better. :) I need to go get some more colors for my hdc afghan -- the ones I'm working with just aren't fun so I am gonna switch gears. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a spectacular weekend. Blessings, Tammy

T's Daily Treasures said...

PS I love your giveaway. Such sweet and pretty handmade items. The best kind of gifts to receive. :)

Auntie Cake said...

Lindsey,
I can hardly stand it, your layout is so cute! And what a ton of details!!! Thanks for sharing just exactly how you did it. I never would have imagined all your sweet little details otherwise. Have a great weekend, crafting away!
Kate

Shelley said...

It's beautiful Lindsey...thanks so much for sharing..a blessed weekend to you girls...

Shirley said...

It is beautiful. My daughter does scrapbooking so I usually try to find her some things for her birthday. She usually gives ideas of what she would like to have.
I enjoy seeing what you two have been up to. Take care.

sewingseeds4U said...

No one gives step by step deets like you two. Lovely page...the layers and dimension add so much. I love the center flower.

Lisa said...

Love it! Super super cute!
Hugs, Lisa

Shirley said...

Beautiful, Lindsey.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Your layout is so sweet!

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