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Friday, November 13, 2009

Grammas....just antique little girls

This weeks sketch for the SOUS challenge was provided by the wonderful Aymee Gandy. I wondered across this fantastic pic of my gramma and her brother....the original was not in great shape so I very happy with the one I have been able to copy...not perfect but a treasure to me....it is over 90 years old so I feel very blessed to have run across it.

I decided to frame this layout....I found these fab frames on sale for $4.00 and they are 12x12....a wonderful find. The beautiful hydrangea branch and the bright pink prima were both part of the kit supplied by Kristina at Your Memories Here...hope you'll pop over and check out her sale too....the coupon code is turkey so please pop over and see what fab finds she has to make your projects spectacular.
This close up of the hydrangea branch does not do it justice....it is just stunning....it worked perfectly for my gramma who loved flowers. The butterflies are from Indie Art, accented with pearl paint and stickles. The branches are from Storybook and the background accent cut is from Home Decor.
The primas are so pretty and I love how I was able to use the beautiful minis along with the larger prima....the center is accented with a button. I added some pearl paint to the branches just for fun.
I used a Fiskars border punch to punch up the edges of the photo with some hot pink paper...the flourish is Home Decor and the lace was made with a border from Storybook. I found the little metal catch at the hardware store and knew it would work so well on a layout. I burned the edges of the background paper and added some pages from an old book behind it as well as behind the photo.
I added a little fence from Paperdoll Dress Up and some lace and ribbon along the bottom of the picture. Gramma is cut from Storybook...the rest of the title is computer generated and printed on vellum....I cropped my gramma from the pic and placed her in a K&Co mini frame....I love these little frames. Thanx so much for stopping by....I so appreciate you all!
Please hop over to these blogs.....
A Scraphappy Southernbelle....Aymee Gandy...our wonderful designer
Your Memories Here...and don't forget the coupon code....TURKEY
SOUS....we want to see what wonderful inspiration you can provide.....join in the fun!!!!!


  1. Sandy, what a sweet layout of your grandmother. I love your quote about antique little girls. (that is so cute).
    I am glad to see you were able to put your signature fence in your layout (beatifully, I should add.)
    Hope things are going well for you. Again, thank you for sharing your amazing talents.

  2. Hi Sandy...Happy Friday! Wow, the 90 year photo reproduce SO well...I have never tried to reproduce a photo but I'm sure I wouldn't be that lucky! What a gorgeous layout, you put so much detail into it, a true labor of love. What a find on the frame, it is beautiful and is perfect for your layout! Have a fabulous weekend!

  3. Wow such a stunning layout Sandy, Where do I start, so much beautiful detail. The photo reproduced so well and the frame is perfect. Just Breathtaking!

    Kaye x

  4. Sandy! This is so beautiful I love everything about it the color, pictures and all the details.

  5. Oh, Sandy, what a sweet, sweet layout this is! So happy for you that you found that box of photos. A real treasure to my way of thinking. I love how you always stay so true to the sketch but yet it's always done in such an interesting way that it seems original. Great punchwork and awesome layering. Love that hot, hot pink .. wow! I need to go prowl for those frames! Great work!

  6. Gosh this is so awesome..all the little treasures you've added in. all the little desgins..the use of the storybook cart and the flowers and the border punch and the flower centers..gorgeous.

  7. So beautiful! I love everything about it, and that saying is so sweet:)

  8. What an incredible beautiful lay out Sandy. You're right, it is a treasure and your design is just awesome. The hydrangeas are lovely! The butterfly fits perfectly. When I was a kid, my mom did a framing and burned the edges of the paper and I remember what a nostalgic effect it was then. I'm glad you did that - I'll have to do that when I put my scrap layouts together for my Grandma. Great framed project!

  9. Another award winning page! This is lovely. That hinge and how you used it to pull down that corner is just a detail that only you would have thought of. You are amazing!

  10. This is yet another stunning page. I agree, that frame is fabulous and a perfect find for this vingate homage to your gramms. I am so loving all the vintage details in your layout. That hydrangea is incredible! It is just stunning! I have left another award for you on my blog! Hugs...
    Kim xXx

  11. Hi Sandy
    Just down right GORGEOUS....you know I love your style....Such awesome details
    Big HUgs Wanda

  12. Wow lady, this is stunning work!

    I love those little frames and have been looking for them. LOL... not finding them yet! But you have inspired me with those too!

  13. Beautiful as always! Love the metal catch and burned edges.

  14. Sandy This is sooo beautiful! Love all the details you have added!