Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A little bit of vintage...

The counterfeit challenge was to be inspired by vintage hats! and I loved the flowers on some of those featured in the prompt so I thought I'd have a go.

I've been playing around with making a layout before adding a photo - not all the way but at least at a basic level, and this one started off with a handful of scraps from one of my first ever scrapbooking projects in 2005 and my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  Under that I stamped some flower images and used my brick mask (again).  I was really pleased with the subtle stamping onto the cardstock.




I added the Prima bird, the mother of pearl buttons and various flower centres before the photo was chosen, then added rubons and alphabet stickers for the title.

I treated myself to some photo printing this week - Jessops  very kindly gave me 50 free prints with my passport photos and it would have been rude not to use them!  I have mentioned before that I've been scanning old family photos and so I printed a couple off to scrap. As the challenge was for vintage hats, I had to choose this photo of my great great grandmother and two of her children - looking stunning in their outfits.  I can't imagine climbing down that cliff with those clothes on!



I'm so pleased to have these photos as a glimpse into my past,  and I loved 'playing' with my layout to achieve the vintage look.

6 comments:

Sandra said...

The photo is perfect for your layout Ali. I love the overall vintage feel you have achieved.

fatmonica said...

Love it!

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

"it would have been rude not to use them" - hahaha!!!! Love it!! I like the stamping on the darker background, too - almost like a watermark. Very pretty.

Sue said...

Fab Photo- Love the colours of your page

S said...

Lovely page - that photo is just fabulous. Nicely done rising to the challenge.

kimmie_35 said...

Lovely detail!
Hugs
Kim
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