Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Grandmother-Practical Scrappers Flower Challenge


My grandmother will turn 91 this month so I chose her as my subject for the Practical Scrappers challenge this week.  The challenge was to use flowers.   I started with a vintage photo of Grandma at 20, found a great older sketch from SOUS, and chose Sassafras Lass Life is Beautiful-Felicity paper.   I thought the bold purple and red were a great match with the old picture.  The flowers were hand pieced with different cuts from Walk In My Garden and George.   I added a rhinestone to the center of each and used some glitter glaze to some of the petals for sparkle.  To finish the sketch, I framed the picture with an 8" circle, purple ribbon, and a metallic black border cut with the MS doily punch.

3 comments:

Sandi Clarkson said...

Omgosh X's 3! I saw this over at PS and just about died! I so love these kinds of vintage pix and this is no exception! You have scrapped it so well and without the normal vintage colors! Fab flowers for sure .. those WIMG are my fave. Kudos on this and I bet you get another Chrip mention!

Heidi M said...

Hi Sherri! I LOVE this layout! Using vintage photos is so cool and I love the bright pinks and purples and the cluster of flowers. Great job!

Heidi :)

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Love the colors and texture/dimension that the flowers add. Great job! I love our DT!