Monday, 4 March 2013

Let's Get Shabby Challenge

Good morning!  I have a layout to share today that I have created to enter the Let's Get Shabby Challenge which this month is a gorgeous inspiration photo.  I was inspired by the gorgeous muted greens and blues in the photos and the distressed looking backdrop.  I've used some photos that unfortunately were on a film that was forgotten about and so when it came to be developed it was out of date and had started to deteriorate, hence the pink tinges to the photographs.  I think an aged layout suites them though and helps to make the pink tinge not so noticeable.  I've used paper from Prima Ledger paper pad and distressed the edges with vintage photo distress ink.  
Lots of Prima goodies on here.  All the flowers in this photo are from Prima and the ivy leaves are from my stash.
The pretty spray is a Kaisercraft chipboard piece.  I stamped and embossed a script stamp in bronze before using Tim Holtz distress ink in walnut stain.
The gorgeous button in the centre of the blue flower is by K&Co.
The green border is from my stash and the dragonflies were a gift from my lovely friend Kylie.  Recognise the large flower??  It is one of the ones I made using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die here.  I'm so thrilled how it looks on here!
The rest of the flowers are Prima again except the tulip and the ivy leaves.  The fabric brad in the centre of the blue flower is Papermania and the metal flower is Tim Holtz.
I did some tearing and curling on some of the edges - love the effect it gives!
Another dragonfly topped with a little rose from my stash.
I also added some jute ribbon peeping out from beneath one of the photos to balance the dark areas on the layout.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Deb said...

Your layout is beautiful and is perfect for your photos. They actually look amazing with their little bits of "pink". The distressed corner is awesome. Thanks for playing along at LGS.

Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous layout Jane. The papers and embellishments are stunning.
Hugs Sharon. x

mru said...

dragonfly with rose is really cute :)

mandysea said...

I think the photos really become part of that shabby chic look... its gorgerous! Love the flowers and your colour! You've interpreted the challenge well! Thanks for playing along with Shabby!

Gayle Price said...

This page is stunning ! Beautifully shabby right down to the old photos. I love the fabric flowers you've made and all the textures you have created. Thanks for playing along at Lets Get Shabby.

Christiane Courtin-Mangez said...

Georgous, your photos are so shabby, and I love so much colors and flowers you've choosed with so much harmony !!

Thanks for playing along Shabby with us

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh what a gorgeous shabby LO...the pink tinges of the forgotten photos look great in this shabby creation.. beautifully embellished..Thanks for playing along with us at Lets get Shabby :)