March 11, 2014

Documented | My Creative Scrapbook

Today I have a layout to share, using the March main kit from My Creative Scrapbook, along with a few ideas on using the Heidi Swapp trim from the kit.
Don't you just love that photo!! That's my grandpa's one room school, class picture from 1914.  Notice the kids are barefoot ;)

As you can see, I used the trim under the photo. I love the scallop edge, and although it would have worked to just lay it flat under the photo, I did a little "quick" sewing to give it a bit of dimension.
I did an easy straight stitch by hand, then pulled the thread just a bit to gather the trim together for a ruffle effect.
This was really simple to do, and since the stitching would be hidden under the photo, I didn't even have to worry about what color the thread was ;)

Here's a few other ways you could use the scalloped trim too.

For the shabby flower, I misted the trim and let it dry. This look could also be achieved by adding a little color from a stamp pad. I then did the same straight stitch, but this time pulled the thread together tightly so it would gather to look almost like a rose. 
For the gold flower, I did the same straight stitch again, and instead of gathering tightly, I kept it loose to form a flat flower shape. I also used a bit of mist to give it a splash of gold color (this would also look very pretty with just the natural color of the trim)  After the mist had dried, I stitch on an old button from grandma's button jar.

supplies: trim - Heidi Swapp, paper, stickers and chipboard: My Minds Eye; March Main kit at My Creative Scrapbook  (mist: Heidi Swapp, from my own personal supplies)

10 comments:

Brianna Lynn said...

what a fun layout!I love how you thought to use an arrow to show your grandpa!!

senoritascrapper said...

Wow! The historian part of me wants to look at this photo all day. What a find! You did a beautiful job scrapping it.

TracieClaiborne said...

I have sat and looked at this layout and photo for a long time and even showed my daughter! This is such an awesome example of what my idea of scrapbooking is and should be. Kudos to you for a job well done! Awesome!

Melody said...

No shoes. Now, that's my kind of school. It's beautiful in Traverse City

Melody said...

No shoes. Now, that's my kind of school. It's beautiful in Traverse City

paperlovechronicles said...

Great layout! Love the large photo with minimal embellishing!

Ashley Horton said...

Amazing photo Mary Ann! Love how you used the large size and added the stitched ruffle!

Manda Moore said...

Lovely layout, the photo is amazing! Such a great picture to have. Thanks for sharing how you use the trim, I never thought of flowers.

Fawn said...

That photo is priceless and your layout honors it so well. I also appreciate the tutorial. It looks much easier when you break it down.

Erica said...

If my grandmother would only give me her photos, I would be able to scrap them. She's not being cooperative! I told her I'd scan them and give them back to her. I love all the vintage pages you do. I've even shown her!