Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Sketch and Layout

Hey, Blogger Peepers! Happy Wednesday! I know, I am pretty chipper today! I finished all of my CHA projects and am now free to work on my July DT projects,of which there are not very many, and enjoy a bit of summer vacation!

ETA: Did you see the new Matchbox Staples at Graphic 45?! They come in three sizes: 12x12, 8x8 and traditional matchbook dimensions of 3x5x1 and 1/2 inches! I cannot wait to work with these!

I have a project that is a Graphic 45 "left over" from Winter CHA, plus a sketch I made for you.

I love sketches. I never start a page layout unless I have a sketch sitting on the desk. I will either draw one or use one I found online. There are times when I pull a few layouts that I like and combine them into a new sketch!

(vintage photo courtesy of Magic Moonlight Studio)

I made this layout with Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers. I love this paper line, especially the teal and rust colors, with that little bit of green and black. Yum! When I saw the vintage photo, I knew I had to make a layout. I just love everything about the photo and the layout. In fact, I think I'll pretend this is my great-grandmother just so I can put this in my scrapbook album.

I inked the chipboard bits to match the paper, and then added the fabulous flowers. You can see a bit of metal frame poking out also. I really enjoy putting these little surprises on layouts.

I rolled a bit of the paper and placed it into the little bottle. Just a little extra touch.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my layout today. Check back tomorrow for more inspiration!

Graphic 45 Supplies:
Graphic 45 papers:
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Race for Time, Counting Down, Exquisite Motif, Bazaar of Wonders
Graphic 45 Staples: Trims

Clearsnap: Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink: Photogenic
Clearsnap: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Dye Ink: French Blue, Tangerine, Lime Pastel
Clearsnap: Smooch Spritz: Black Velvet
Imaginarium Designs: chipboard words, butterflies, bird cages
Petaloo: Flowers
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: foam squares
American Crafts: black cardstock
Bazzill Basics: green cardstock
Really Reasonable Ribbon: green shimmer ribbon
7Gypsies: glass bottle
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: metal frame
Adhesive: white glue, Scotch 3M tape runner, foam tape


  1. Gorgeous as always Gloria!

  2. Anonymous9:30 AM

    This is my first time visiting your blog. (I came through Graphic 45 blog.) Your layout is nice and simple, and The Ladies Diary papers are fabulously intricate and colorful. Each time I look at your page, there is more to see. This will definitely not be my last visit. TFS!

  3. Gloria--Hi!! This is a beautiful layout!! I LOVE the sketch. The simplicity of the sketch and the beauty of the Graphic 45 papers is a wonderful combination--lovely photo too which isn't overtaken by the rest of the page. Enjoy your work very much!

  4. So beautiful! Love those shadow box frames...

  5. I love your layout and will definitivly it out. So gourgeus!!!
    Thank you for sharing!

  6. Hey, Rock Star! What a great sketch and gorgeous layout! She DOES look like you....thanks for the giggle...she'll make a great "pretend" grandmother for you!!! Blessings! Angie

  7. Wonderful page...that vintage photo is dreamy...

    Gorgeous sketch!

  8. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!rosie.x