Ever since I first saw 49 & Market at Creativation last year, I’ve been dying to try out their beautiful papers. I finally got around to ordering some of their beautiful goodies, and this is the result!
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One of my favorite things about 49 & Market – besides their beautiful vintage design – is the nice heavy weight of their paper. I couldn’t resist putting it to the test on this layout. So I hauled out the texture paste for a mixed media technique.
- 49 & Market “Vintage Artistry-Seeds of Love” patterned paper (Scrapbook.com)
- 49 & Market “Seaside” Blooms – Natural Blush (Scrapbook.com, A Cherry On Top, Amazon)
- 49 & Market “Vintage Artistry” stamps (Scrapbook.com, Simon Says Stamp, Amazon)
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink:
- Ranger Texture Paste (Scrapbook.com, A Cherry On Top, Simon Says Stamp, Amazon)
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Reinker:
- The Crafter’s Workshop “Mini Damask” stencil (A Cherry On Top, Amazon)
- black pen
- white & gray cardstock
- hot glue gun
To get started on this layout, I mixed some texture paste with some Tattered Rose Distress re-inker until I got the color that I wanted. Then I spread the paste through my Mini Damask stencil in several areas of my Vintage Artistry paper, and let it dry.
Once the background was dry, it was time to create the centerpiece of the layout! First I matted the photo with gray cardstock and adhered it to the center of the page. Then I carefully began arranging my 49 & Market Seaside flowers around the bottom left of the photo, starting at the corner and building out from there.After attaching all the flowers, I went back added the foliage and other elements around them.
Although I don’t normally use one on my scrapbook layouts, I used a hot glue gun attaching the flowers. It is a good way to attach large items like this that don’t have a flat bottom. It also holds firmly almost instantly, allowing me to work quickly.
I felt a large title was a bit much for this layout along with all the other large items. So instead I chose to use a 49 & Market text stamp at the top of the layout. It provides something of a title but without being too dominant visually.
This is a really old picture and so I don’t remember a lot about the day it was taken. Because of that, there was no real need for a large journaling space on the layout. Instead, I just used paper strips (one of my favorite ways to journal). This gave me just enough room to provide the who-what-where-when with no need for the detail I forgot long ago.
I’m so happy to have this photo in my album now, and I can’t wait to play with more 49 & Market!