Monday, July 16, 2012

A Ladies' Diary Layout - Graphic 45

Summer CHA starts this week in Chicago! I am not going to be at the show this time, but my work will be! I have work at the Graphic 45 and Hampton Art Stamps booths. If you are at the show, stop by and say hello to the gang at both booths!

Here is a layout I created for the Graphic 45 booth, using A Ladies' Diary papers. This is my favorite of the four new collections.

I love the soft colors combined with black and dark brown. There are many lovely elements in this collection.

I used a lot of paper to highlight the collection, but I also used a large, tinted photograph as the anchor. This photo is my husband's great aunt's wedding, from 1934. This is a great photo to use with the A Ladies' Diary Collection. The brown tones of the photo work so well with the soft pastels of the paper. I added a vintage doily and some lace, plus small flower "bouquets" to continue the wedding theme.

As always, I mixed some metal in with the flowers and pearls. The NEW metal Key and Keyhole staples are perfect!

I also used a vintage doily and some lace in keeping the vintage wedding theme.

The pearls are a "bridge" to connect the two bouquets on the layout. They are also part of the wedding theme of the page.

I hope you are inspired and that you love A Ladies' Diary as much as I do! For a look at the darker papers in the collection, see my Altered Dresser project HERE.
Graphic 45 Papers: A Ladies' Diary
Moment in Time
Picture Perfect
Delicate Details
La Gazette
Lasting Impressions

Graphic 45 Staples:
Chipboard: A Ladies' Diary Tags 2
Metal: Keyhole, Key

Bazzill Basics: Cardstock
Webster's Pages: Lace (Everyday Poetry)
Wild Orchid Crafts: paper flowers
Pro 31 Designs: Vintage roses, pearls
Adhesive: tape runner, white glue, Beacon Fabri-tac
Other: brads, vintage doily


  1. Love the layout, the papers are just beautiful!!!

  2. just gorgeous combo of papers, pearls, flowers & love the metal pieces

  3. So soft and the "bouquets". I love that your work is so clean...but not stark....amazing!

  4. I really love this lo! The lace choices are perfect, this is another favorite paper of mine that I'm afraid will be hoarded for a bit... :) (great photo too!)

  5. Fabulous, so feminine! I now have some inspiration for a lovely 1920's wedding photo I have! Thanks for sharing. x