Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Visit Lealholm with Michelle Jackson-Mogford


I recently took a trip to my parents house in North Yorkshire where I grew up and managed to take my camera out and take a few trips down memory lane. Lealholm is a small village in the middle of the moors and is somewhere I spent a lot of my time as a little girl. It's 'oldy wordly' and has changed little over time so I wanted to reflect that in my layout. The Vintage Love line from Glitz designs was the perfect choice for my project with a few glitzy exras thrown in for good measure!

Before I meander through my creative process I'll share with you my Glitzy shopping list:
Vintage love patterned papers; Velvet, Stripe, Damask, Polka
Vintage Love compass stamp
Vintage Love accents and stickers
Vintage Whatnots
Vintage paper layers
Teeny Alphas Brown Round
Paisley Flourish rub ons
Winged rub ons
I've added a few extras here and there from my own stash too.

I started by selecting my photos ... tough call as there were many :) and chose to convert 3 small photos into sepia leaving my main large photo in colour. I further distressed the photos with my trusty nail file and Vintage photo distress ink.

My base was the velvet paper, and I think it really does look like velvet! I love the fact that the Glitz papers are double sided and always try to show a little of the flip side if I can. I distressed the edges and stitched the frame with my sewing machine, a little distress ink took the white cotton down in colour and turning the page corner revealed the gorgeous pattern on the other side.

Taking a strip of the damask paper, and with a little more distressing :) I started to build up the layout background with the compass stamp and paper layers.

The polka paper made a perfect mat for my main photo. After the edges were distressed and inked I curled the edges of the paper up and inwards to create a strong focal point on the layout.

Now, I love detail, so I punched the sides of the Notes page from the pack of Whatnots as I knew I would use it for my journalling, what I didn't know was you wouldn't be able to see the detail once the layout was assembled LOL But I know it's there and thought it was a fun detail to share with you for future reference.

I started to piece the layout together and had to stop myself from using all the yummy elements I had out! I tend to be a more is more girl when it comes to my pages but even I have a limit LOL. It was at this point I realised my small photos needed a lift so I added them to some mats made from the stripe paper, distressed of course!

The Glitz paper layers are great fun and so different to anything out there, I used one page and cut the carnation from it making it into an embellishment and used a ripped piece of the text under the photo on the left side. A winged rub on added to some acetate and cut out, a card stock sticker distressed, a grunge board flourish inked, some lace and prima flowers created the rest of my embellishments.

And the finishing touches were an oversized paper clip I found on the floor in a car park ages ago! (washed of course :))

A small piece of a paisley rub on to the top left of the Damask strip and the oh so cute Glitz Teeny Alphas for my title.

I love dimension on my pages and lots of detail...

and I {vintage} love my page of happy memories.

Thanks for taking this Glitzy trip with me and I hope you feel inspired to have a play with some Vintage love ... it is oh so yummy!

Until soon
Happy Crafting
M x


Kay said...

Wow! Very gorgeous! I love the layers and dimension. This is a layout I could look at all day and find many wonderful details! Love it! ♥♥ Kay

Lea L. said...

This page is so beautiful, and full of detail! I am with Kay...I could look at it for hours and keep finding something new and inspiring!


Sasha Holloway said...

I absolutely love this .. wow and thanks for showing your process ...

dannisdoodles said...

good grief. this is BEYOND, could NOT love this more! ♥♥♥

Lisa Andrews said...

Amazing! Wow, such great layering and techniques. Love it!

Adit Creation said...

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leah said...

Fabulous! You really got that old world feel going on this! Great distressing. ^_^

petunia670 said...

This is AM.A.ZING! I love the distressing and the layering on this lo.

Laura said...

Amazing Michelle! Love the step by step details!! Gorgeous! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

lovvvvvvve your layout. so many fun and intersting layers to look and discover.

thanks for sharing such a great page.

nicole petersen