Hello everyone. Heather Leopard is here with a scrapbooking layout to celebrate the Grands. By grands, I’m referring to grandparents! I chose to create a layout about my grandmother. While visiting her this past Mother’s Day, I introduced my 93 year old grandma to snapchat. We shared so much laughter playing with all the filters. I hadn’t seen her laugh that hard in a while so I thought I’d create a grandparents scrapbooking layout about this great memory.
My photo provided all the inspiration I needed for this scrapbooking layout. My goal was to re-create the floral headpiece on my page and the Gatherings patterned paper from the Heart of Home collection was perfect.
Gather a tone on tone patterned paper. I suggest going with something muted and in a color that your flowers will pop against.
Since I wanted the flowers to pop on this grandparents scrapbooking layout, I grabbed my Gesso. You can use paint or any mixed media foundation of your choosing and paint it on in a diagonal, where you plan to place your flowers. Don’t just do a straight line across, let the paint cover other ares of your page so it blends together. Set aside to dry.
Choosing your flowers
While the gesso is drying, let’s talk flowers…
I wanted to find flowers that resembled our headpiece. I got lucky and the perfect flowers not only came from the same collection but they were on the same patterned paper. Sometimes we aren’t as lucky. When choosing flowers, I like to choose at least 3 different styles of flowers in at least 3 different colors and probably no more than 5.
Time for your flower arrangement
Check to make sure the gesso is dry, and trust me, if you fussy cut all those flowers like I did, it’ll be dry by the time you get to this stage. Start arranging the flowers on the page. I started with my larger flower clusters and just spread them out on the page. Once you have a good idea where you want your larger clusters, start filling the empty spaces with medium flowers. Also at this time, take a look at your other embellishments to see if you want to mix any other items in. Some of these may be on the larger side so you’ll want to have an idea where to place them sooner than later. If you look closely, you’ll see hidden messages within the flowers.
At this point, you should have a good portion of your flower spread complete. When you are satisfied with the arrangement, start gluing them down with adhesive and adhering others with foam dots. It’s okay to have empty spaces. Some of it will remain empty but you may want to add itty bitty flowers or embellishments here and there.
Of course, you’ll want to add your photo to the page somewhere tied to the pretty flowers. Make sure to arrange additional flowers around the photo as well.
Complete the page
No grandparents scrapbooking layout, or any scrapbook page for that matter, is complete without a title and journaling, therefore; I designed the page so that the photo could be highlighted at the top right and the title at the bottom left would provide the symmetry to balance the page.
Heart of Home Gatherings 12″x12″ Patterned Paper (733750)
Heart of Home Heart of Home 12″x12″ Patterned Paper (733733)
Heart of Home Ephemera (733769)
Heart Of Home Washi Tape (733759)
Heart of Home Thickers – Jen (733768)
Heart of Home Dimensional Stickers (733765)
Heart of Home Thickers – Family (733758)