New Year and New Challenge over @the Live & Love Crafts’ Challenge & Inspiration Blog. However, we’re not going with “something new” as most challenge blogs will use as a theme now in January, instead we have chosen “something old”.
For quite some time I’ve thought about using old family photos for projects,and when I received an e-mail from GDT Lin Monika, and saw her gorgeous baby card, featuring a picture of her dad’s first pair of shoes, then I got so inspired that I finally sprung into action. Thanks for the inspiration, Lin Monika.
I scanned a B/W photo, then changed it into sepia in PSE, resized it so it’d fit my frame (yup my Cameo is cutting again, now that I have a new blade ) and then brought it to a photoshop in town (as I only have a B/W laser printer at home).
These are my maternal grandparent’s at their wedding in 1947, I believe. You see where I got my looks from?! Unfortunately both of them have passed, but I thought this’d be a beautiful way to honor their memory and I’m going to send this card to my parents for their wedding anniversary. I’ve always adored this photo and when my granny passed away my mum actually gave me the frame with this wedding photo, that my grandparents used to have standing in their bedroom.
Here are some more close up pics:
Hope you can join us for the January challenge – please pop over to the LLC Blog and check out the amazing inspiration by our two GDTs and the LLC DT.
Papers: Christmas Thoughts, It’s Christmas Time, Maja Design
Chocolate Coconut Squares, Shall we have Coffee, Maja Design
Text Strip from 1910, Vintage Summer Basics, Maja Design
Ornate Oval Frame, Silhouette
Laces, Ribbons & Trims: Cream Cluny Fan Lace & Natural Jute Twine
Jute Fabric & Cheese Cloth
Embellishments: Metal Flower, Vintage Couch with Piegons Charm
Vintage Pearl Brads, Creative Charms
Pearls, Melissa Frances
Vintage Trinket Heart Pins, Maya Road
Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon, Ranger
Rolled Roses, Kort & Godt
Round Doily, Dovecraft
“Tea Dye” Distress Ink Pad, Ranger