GRANDMOTHER – A LAYOUT inspired by the October Challenge

As our October Challenge is all about women in our life  Crew Member Chris Pozzi today share a project dedicated to a women that has been important in her life – her Grandmother.



“I have always been inspired by my Grandmother! She has lived her entire life with lupus! To me she was always a bible loving/preaching grandma. I look at this picture and realize that she was also young and playful too!” – Chris


Follow a few, easy steps to create something similar to what Chris did. This is how she created the layout:


step 1


Fussy cut frame the from 7 Gypsies Architextures 8×8 Paper Pad Collection #1. Distress the Frame with Distress Ink and add colored pencil highlights in blue, red and yellow.



step 2


Cover  the frame with Versamark and emboss. Cut “grandma” from Canvas Corp Brands Kraft card stock using a Cricut. Distress with distress ink. Coat the letters with Versamark and emboss.
step 3


Distress the edges of the 7gypsies papers & letters with distress ink. Layer patterned papers to create interest. Chris used Architextures “Song Bird Sings” 12 x 12 paper & the Wallpaper piece that comes with Architextures Junk Pack “Parlour”. Use a mini stapler to attach the distressed letters  to the page. Add the framed photo and 7gypsies Architextures Treasures – Vintage Market Bicycle. Add the title to finish off the page.


Products from Canvas Corp Brands:

7gypsies Architextures 8×8 Paper Pad Collection #1
7gypsies Architextures Junque Pack – Parlour
7gypsies Architextures 12 x 12 paper – Song Bird Sings
7gypsies Architextures Treasures – Vintage Market Bicycle

Canvas Corp Cardstock 12×12 paper – Kraft

Other products/tools: Distress Ink, Colored Pencils, Seth Apter/Emerald Creek Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powder, Versamark, Market Day Font Cricut Cartridge, Mini Stapler



Have you not yet entered our October Challenge? There is still plenty of time – we accept entries until the end of November 4. Find the details here.




Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

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