Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Redo of "The Penmaker" Layout

February of last year
 I made a layout featuring the Penmaker, intending to frame and hang it in my craft room. Well, that never happened. While I was cleaning out our secretary,  I found it in the top drawer. Ahhhh... good intentions! Now was the time to fulfill that dream, but I'm not liking it so much... needs a bit of tweaking! This is what I did...

I would have preferred
to take that bottom layer off and apply some gesso and mists, but it was stuck tight.

I made a couple of
rosettes using the Alterations Mini Paper Rosettes die and that same paper I had on the original layout... (wow, had to be the Lord blessing me because what are the chances of that happening)! I added some blue buttons to tie in the colors of the photo, Authentique Diction that I doodled around and Authentique Petite Type Squares of his initials. The "Wonderful" banner is from the MME Kraft Funday Decorative Brads assortment. Also tucked in a couple scraps of Glitz French Kiss.

I stamped a Verve sentiment
on the Graphic 45 Staples ticket, but didn't get a clean stamp... probably due to the layering underneath. Attached some My Mind's Eye brads and a K & Company metal word.

Another Verve sentiment
and MME brad along with jute from my stash. 
What do you think?
Do you like this redo or should I have left it in the drawer?

Thanks for stopping by today!


~amy~ said...

What an awesome layout!

Lori said...

Your layout is wonderful! Love the rosettes and the bright blue buttons - gorgeous!

Tracy said...

I think your redo looks amazing. :-) It's almost a given that we would redo every project we've made after it's finished. LOL At least I would. :-) Frame that awesome artwork!

Lisa said...

I love, love the redo!! What a gorgeous layout!! Your attention to detail is just stunning!! It will look so beautiful hanging on the wall :)

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Linda R said...

Well if your asking me I would say it was wonderful before the redo and it looks wonderful after the redo.. I think you need to get hanging girly!!!


Ros said...

Wonderful!! lovely page

Colleen Dietrich said...

Fantastic, Linda! Or should I say, 'pen-tastic'? What does Mr. Penmaker think of this oh so personal LO? He must love it!

Audrey Pettit said...

Awesome re-do, Linda! I'm loving those rosettes and the scattered buttons. Now you just need to get this framed and get it up! :)

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