Thursday, March 28, 2013

Grandparents page (My Creative Sketches March Sketch)

One thing I've noticed about my scrapbook pages is that they make me look like a real narcissist. Nearly all of my pages are about myself! For this particular sketch challenge from My Creative Sketches, I decided to do something a little different, and used a beautiful portrait of my grandparents.

As I made the page, I was reminded yet again how much I look like my Gran-Gran. And while there may be no physical resemblance and no blood relation, my Granpa was absolutely the best grandfather a girl could have ever wanted. Even someone who uses words as much as I do can't really put all of those feelings onto a scrapbook page. My imperfect handwriting will have to do for now, but I have lots more pictures of them to perhaps include more journaling with in the future.

Anyway, here's the page!

It's difficult to tell in the pictures, but the frame around the page was painted to match the paper I used. I had to mix a few colors to get the right shade, but I think it turned out nicely. I tried several different papers before settling on a kit that I had actually bought for my mom. The polka dots were too perfect, though, with the way they mirrored the pattern on Granpa's tie. The buttons were another nice touch to mirror that, I thought.

cardstock -- Bazzill patterned paper and chipboard frame -- Colorbok Page Kit - Family
acrylic paint -- Apple Barrel in Indian Red, Tapestry Wine and Chocolate Bar
label -- Martha Stewart
colored pencil -- EK Memory Pencils
flowers -- unknown
brads -- unknown
buttons -- unknown


  1. What a lovely page! Thanks for playing along with us at MCS!

  2. Love your page thank you for joining the My Creative Scrapbook sketch challenge

  3. I love the story behind the picture. Thanks for sharing your layout with us at MCS.