Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Distressed Layouts Showcase!

We've kept you all in the suspense and I'm sure wondering just when we were going to publish these! And, guess what? I am going to keep you waiting for just a few more minutes because I have two layouts of my own I want to share with you first.

Have you ever had those perfect pictures, perfect papers, and perfect embellishments but when you put it all together it was totally missing something and your layout just felt incomplete? In my case, I have! What was was lacking from my layout was some good old distressing.
Here's the first this was one of the very first layouts I've ever completed when I began scrapbooking in 2007. This was before I ever heard of distressing. I had these great vintage photos that I spent hours (literally) digitally restoring and removing discoloring; found the perfect paper I wanted to use, and had this great title from a vellum quote stack and suited my pictures well.

You can see this great paper and great pictures, but are left feeling like the picture were just put on a piece of paper with very little effort. Now, here's the altered layout I did about 7 months ago...

I used the same photos (minus one from the original), title, paper(I just cut it up and distressed with an edge distresser and ink), and added some extra flare with some embossing and beads, and lace flowers and my layout that had no vintage flare finally has plenty of character and helps tell the story without writing a word by adding just some distressing!

Onto the showcase of distressed layouts! There were so many amazing layouts with great distressing. I was in awe and so inspired after looking through all of them but these are highlights:

Sandra Robinson

both "DREAM" and "IN MY SON'S EYES" were created by Jodi VanMeter

We hope you've enjoyed this fabulous showcase of distressed layouts! Remember: when you are submitting projects please try to send us a link to your project on your blog. We love to link up projects and send people back your way! One more thing... be sure to check back often to see what's new (HINT: tomorrow a new feature, to our new style)!


Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

what a gorgeous showcase...all amazing layouts!

gram cheryl said...

Definitely worth waiting for. I'll be checking this out many more times. Love your re-do!

MommaSaid said...

Amazing showcase! There's so much incredible detail work to admire for hours here.

Scrappi Sandi said...

These are such inspiration & thrilled to see one of mine in there too!! I'm off to do a bit of blog hopping & check out more about these ladies & their work!

Ann said...

The difference in the two pages is amazing - oh my goodness I hope in a few years I've progressed like that.
Ann xxx

scrap4fun said...

I am so happy that my layout is showcased here..and I love all the amazing work here as well!
Off to check some blogs!