Inspiration: Colonial America
Our Inspiration for July is Colonial America. This could technically be any time in the Colonization of America but we often think primarily of Williamsburg, Virginia. I have to say doing a layout of a town where Tami calls home and has done so many wonderful layouts about is a bit risky, and yet, I am going to share some photos in a double layout of our trip a few years back. I’ll focus on the Living History reenactments taking place during the week we visited for this week’s Colonial Inspiration.
In addition to my usual Pinterest searches I began with a layout I did back then wanting to keep a bit of the colors and textures of that old one to this new one, even though it isn’t a mosaic grid.
The Colors & Embellishments
• MM Arch Tiles: Cocoa
• MM 12×12 Mosaic Moments Grid: Paprika
• Making Memories Decorative Brads: Antique Copper round 3
• Copper Sheet
• Cricut Cuttlebug embossing folder: Anna Griffin Blossom Dance
• Spellbinders Dies: Labels Eighteen and Fancy Framed Tags One
• Foof-a-La Patterned Paper: “Black, Red, Cream” paper
Colonial: The Arts
Colonial: The Home
PATTERNS #147 #267
We took so many photos on this trip one layout really didn’t capture it all. However, I never got any further than one! So looking through the photo albums I pulled several to pick through and eventually whittled my selection to a manageable amount. My focus was on the characters in the street plays, some of the events that the kids participated and our group of home schoolers.
I found a nice patterned paper in my stash that reminded me of some of the fabric and wallcovering patterns to use in the layout as mats and as background. It also worked well with my choice of Paprika Grid paper.
I used a slightly darker shade of paper than the grid for cutting a double layer of label with foam mounting between the layers and a single tag on top. This is centered in the section of 1” pattern paper tiles of page one as a title.
In each corner of the top row I’ve added an antique copper decorative brad. Copper tiles embossed with an Anna Griffin embossing folder line the bottom edge of both pages.
I’ve shown the 2×3 blocks at the top of page two with and without Cocoa Arch Tiles. If you have the Arch Die set you could make arches to compliment your page, but I’ve used the Arch Tiles you can buy in the shop. On so many of the buildings and windows the arch is present and thought it’d be a nice way to add that detail on the page keeping a bit of the colonial inspiration with this element.
You may be visiting one of our many historic sites this summer as you travel and maybe you can incorporate some of the textures, colors and patterns you find in the places you go, the things you do and the photos you take. Have a wonderful time scrapping and please share what you’ve done with us on Facebook! We’d love to be inspired by you!!