Sunday, 6 March 2011

D is for Dimension

This month on Scrapology we have scrap lifted a stunning layout by the very talented scrapbooker Gabrielle Pollacco. I have followed Gabrielle's blog for sometime and am in awe of her layouts and especially her handmade flowers and other embelishments.

Here is my layout.

The young woman in the photo is my paternal grandmother - Fanny Hills (Née Ansell). This was the first time I had scrapped a heritage layout but I felt the style of Gabrielle's original layout lent itself to a heritage layout.

The papers were really, really, REALLY old K&Co papers. The lace was stained with coffee (LOL) and the flowers were handmade using this tutorial by Gabrielle herself. I used a variety of re purposed buttons for the centres of the flowers and I was really pleased how they turned out and I am already planning to make more.

This was Gabrielle's original layout and sketch.

Please visit Scrapology and see the beautiful layouts created by the other members of the design team and to be in with a chance of winning a prize.


Lynn said...

Karen, I love your layout for this challenge. You have done wonders with old stash and those blossoms are brilliant.

Anita said...

Your lift is absolutely stunning Karen, your flowers are just stunning and that is an amazing photo to work with. I have SO enjoyed this months challenge, haven't you :)
Warmest wishes Anita.xxxx

jo said...

Stunning is the only word to describe your page - it is like a work of art. Will have to check out her blog.

Karyn Warren said...

Hi Karen. I have so many heritage photos that I want to scrap and I keep coming back to your lo. It's absolutely stunning, and since I sewed a lot years ago when my children were young, I have lots of buttons that I too could use. I'll be using my version of your lo in my current scrapbook lo, which is a 1943 picture of my grandparents. TY