Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Gingersnap Creations Visiting Artist 1

Hi Everyone

So this is my second bit of news - yes I have been asked to be a Visiting Artist for a second time at Gingersnap Creations. How amazing is that? This is the last month of challenges as both Ali and Shar are off to do different things and as you know Shar is starting Unruly PaperArts and I am going to be one of the Columnists, so there's a great link for me.


So the theme at Gingersnaps this week is 'Granny's Photo Album' and I have taken this title literally. I have made a tag book and included photos of my Mum and her family circa 1930 - 1940. 


My Mum probably about aged 16.

The tag backgrounds were done with the wrinkle free distress technique then stamped with the flowers and I used the same DIs to just lightly paint them in which has given them more form. In-between I cut tags using baking parchment and used a flourish stamp with Stazon and a small one with Flitter glue and gilding flakes.


Mum was fifth out of seven children. Here she is at the front with brothers, sisters and cousins.



My Mum's Mum - My Granny.

I loved making this - book making is what I have been doing the longest, and it was great to include old family photos.

Have fun with your vintage project and photo album theme.

hugs {brenda} xox

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22 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

congratulations on your visiting artist spot... and what a fabulous little album.. i bet you really enjoyed making it ..and it will be treasured and become a family heirloom
Lisa x

Suze Bain said...

Fabulous book Brenda, you're so lucky so have such wonderful photos. xx

Dots Dabbles said...

You are having an awesome year Brenda! Congratulations on being featured...on your new writers spot...and on a wonderful tag album. This is beautiful Brenda.
Very special treasure to keep and pass on...
Dot x

Junibears said...

This is just beautiful Brenda. I've made several books with old family pics.Gorgeous piece and congratulations yet again! xx

Netty said...

Very special family book Brenda, love it. x

lynne said...

Congratulations Brenda!
This is a very special project and I am sure it was beautiful to sit and create with those photographs.
Wishes
Lynne

Kathyk said...

Super duper project from you again, Brenda - no more that we've come to expect! Love the pix. Congratulations on your new job as columnist - ENJOY!

Happy Wednesday

Kathyk

2amscrapper said...

Congrats all the way around--so looking forward to working with you both at GC and UPA. Love your album and photos along with the great techniques used to create it. Helene

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful book! Love the cover and the way you've kept the photos the focal point.

May said...

Very special book Brenda , beautiful work, Hugs May x x x

Terry said...

Another round of congratulations! WooHoo! Using family photos makes this little album extra special! The tag pages are beautiful and how clever! Loving this! Hugs!

Elaine said...

What a fantastic mini album , its lovely.
Hugs Elaine

Mrs.B said...

Congrats on the visiting artist spot.
This is a fabulous tag album, and beautiful photos. A real treaure.
Avril xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congrats on being a visiting artist again :) Your album looks fantastic.

Meggymay said...

A wonderful memory album. Congrats on your GDT spot.
Yvonne x

trisha too said...

Brenda, this is a wonderful book, such sweet layouts, and so many delightful details. Thank you for sharing your special photos, too!

:)

Gerri Herbst said...

Congrats on yr visiting artist and of course Unruly Arts. Guess we will be seeing alot of each other. LOL! Lovin your photo album, I really should do one of my moms photos too...you have truly inspired me with your gorgeous creation. take care, gerri

Lynn Stevens said...

Such a fun tag book!!! Love that you included family photos.
hugs Lynn

Ephemera said...

Big Congratulations Brenda, Granny's album is beautiful and the background effects are awesome. Even more special as you have used family photographs. XX

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Brenda.
luv
Debby

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Love your album....it typifies your style perfectly. Great to see you as Visting Muse. Suzanne x

Juls said...

such a fabulous book!!! Hugs Juls