Thursday, June 10, 2010

Layout using Heritage for the Tuesday Treats Blog

My second Guest Designer gig :)

I found this photo of my Grandmother when she was about 9 years old. I thought that this photo would go perfectly with the bicycle on the Heritage cart.

So, the cuts I used on this layout are:

Bicycle on page 63 - bicycle and shadow
cut at 5.56" by 3.5"
Accent on page 62 - corner decorations with shadow
cut at 2.22" by 2"
Frame on page 31 - bookplate and shadow with name and date
cut at 3.27" by 1"
Charm on page 52 - frame and shadow for the photo
cut at 4.9" by 7.6"

I started with my background base color and cut a 1 inch boarder from the inside of the 12 X12 sheet of cardstock. I'm cheap like that and want to save the paper for another project. :) Then, I cut the patterned paper at 11 X 11. That will leave a 1/2" boarder around the layout.

The first item I worked on was the bicycle. I cut it out and put the bicycle together with the shadow. Before adhering them, I added a small white Prima flower with a yellow brad to the basket. I used Flower Soft to create a flower bouquet for the basket of the bicycle. I used colored toothpicks for the stem of the flowers and put some Tacky Glue on the ends then rolled that in the Flower Soft to create the flowers. I made about 5 of them and put them in the basket of the bike. I then finished adhering the bicycle to the shadow. You can see how the blue top part of the bicycle puckers out a bit from the shadow to leave room for the bouquet.

My next step was the frames for the photo and nameplate. I cut all four pieces and used Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Tarnished Brass on the top layer of the frames. I love the finish this paint gives to the project. In case you can't get it from the name of the paint, you get a very cool antiqued crackle design to the finish of the paint after it's dried. It's a perfect effect for Heritage projects. You simply paint the surface of the frame and wait for it to dry. :) The thicker the layer of paint, the deeper the crackle finish.

Next, layer the corner accents top and shadow and adhere to the layout about 1/2" from the corner of the patterned paper.

About 4" from the left side of the layout run a coordinating piece of ribbon from the top to the bottom of the layout. I used the Bow-Easy bow maker to tie a bow to adhere to the top 1/3 of the ribbon. Somewhere I read that scrapbooking layouts should be designed in thirds. Don't remember where I read that, but it works for me :)

I always try to use my handwriting on my layouts. I think it adds a personal touch even though I really don't like my handwriting. So, I wrote my grandmother's name, the date of the photo and how old she was on the small bookplate frame.

And...... here is the finished layout. Hope you enjoy!

Be sure to leave me some comment love and let me know what you think!


  1. awesome layout. clean lines and the soft feminine touch of the flowers. I love flower soft.. beautiful and charming layout

  2. What a pretty layout, I love the bike and how you used the flower soft, don't you love that stuff, it's amazing.

  3. I just love the layout, it suites the picture perfectly and the colors are so right!
    thanks for sharing.
    hugs Chrissy x

  4. I love this!

    I wanted to invite you to come and check out my site
    we have a scrap area there and I wish it had more people to chat with:)
    And i also would love some blog followers as