Monday, August 3, 2009
For my project tonight, I pull our some old photos that have desperately been in need of scrapping. The images in this set are perfect for scrapbooking old family heritage photos. I used several of the images to create a vintage panel, which I overlapped with my two photos. I'll add some journaling to the panel I created later, but I need to consult with my dad to get a few facts straight first.
The lady on the left in the bottom photo is my great-grandmother on my paternal grandmother's side. She was already very old when I was a child and I only ever saw her sitting down, with my grandmother usually standing beside her. Because of the contrast between them, one sitting and one standing, it always seemed to us as kids that my grandmother was very large and great-grandmother very small. So that is what we called them, Little Grandma and Big Grandma. Little Grandma was born in 1896 and lived for 96 years. I wish I had been old enough to understand what a wealth of history she had lived to see before we lost her.
I started with a piece of Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock and place a Tim Holtz mini mask in the corner before sponging with Creamy Caramel ink.
I removed the mask and then sponged a little more Creamy Caramel, then some Chocolate Chip ink.
I stamped some of the images from Timeless Treasures with Creamy Caramel and the sentiment with black.
I stamped the cameo twice, once with Memento black and once with Versa Mark before embossing with Ranger Superfine gold embossing powder. On the one I stamped in black, I did some subtle coloring with my Copic markers, W1, R20 and my blender pen. Then I cut out the center from that image. On the embossed image, I used Y23 to color the frame and then adhered the center. I also applied a layer of Crystal Lacquer over the surface.
I used the same process to make the pocket watch as I did for the cameo. Layers were Pure Luxury Ivory and Chocolate Kiss from Gina K. I also added some corner accents using my EK Success curved corner punch.
Have a great day!