maandag 22 september 2014

My grandmother when she was young, what a lovely picture!

I found this ancient picture of my grandmother when she was young in a box with old pictures in the attic, and knew I had to do a spread with it. I did make a copy first because I didn't want to use the original.
So this is how the spread turned out. I started with Distress Paints Antique Linen and Tarnished Brass, which turned out much more yellow than I expected. Then I took a stencil and Distress Paint Walnut Stain and Gathered Twigs and made the Fisbones. I used a Kaisercraft stamp and Stazon Orange Zest and made the random smudges on the background. I stamped the double squares with a stamp and Metallic Copper acrylic paint amd here and there I stamped a sewing pattern with a mini Prima stamp. Then I took out Viva Rusty Paper paint and made the butterflies with a TCW stencil.
While that was drying I distressed some strips of paper with an edge distresser and Distress Ink Walnut Stain. I took some plaster bandage and sprayed Dylusions Chocolate and Squeezed Orange over it and let it dry. After drying I frayed the edges, layered strips and bandage and did some stitching on my sewing machine. The same proces was repeated with the strip and cards on the right page. On each set I added a home rusted paperclip.
On some spots I used gel medium and golden microbeads, copper crushed glass and copper mica.
Here's a close up of the Rusty Paper butterflies. The other butterflies are by K & Company.
 I hope you enjoyed my spread and the description on how it was made. Have a great week, hugs Frea

8 opmerkingen:

  1. What a wonderful way of displaying this photo of your grandmother. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Anniversary Challenge.


  2. Wat een mooie foto van je grootmoeder. En wat heb je ze prachtig verwerkt!

  3. Lovely spread and great idea to incorporate the photo of your grandmother. Thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  4. This turned out just beautifully! Your grandmother would love it. Good idea to make a copy of the photo. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining us over at the 2 Cute Ink "fall" challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come back and join us again!
    Hugs. Sarah T

  5. Fabulous autumn themed card, perfect for our 'Autumn Colours' challenge. What an awesome picture, one to treasure for sure. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations.

  6. Fantastic idea
    Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Also just to let you know we are also having a DT call
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  7. How precious to have that photo. Lovely journal. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends, see you Monday for a new challenge :)

  8. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ FRIENDS challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper