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