Thursday, 28 March 2013

More family history

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week is 'Quotable' and I wanted to do another vintage family history piece having made the hessian backed board a couple of weeks ago of my Grandfather. So this is his parents, making the lady on the left and the gentleman my Great Grandparents Charles William and Annie Axon (nee Brown), with the lady on the right being Edith Ellen who is Annie's sister. I would guess this is early 1900's as they married in 1890.


The quote is from Dyan Reaveley's set "The Right Words" which I felt fitted this photograph of a happy family threesome together. I added the lock, key and heart to fit in with the words.


The background to the photo is chipped sapphire and vintage photo distress inks dipped with picket fence distress stain added in. The base background is from Tim Holtz French Industrial paper stash.


The heart was die-cut in card and then given several layers of distress embossing powders, white fine EP and then lastly a layer of clear EP.

I can't believe it's Easter already and I will be around Sunday with my PP DT piece but wishing you and yours a very happy Easter and a lovely weekend.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Other challenges to have fun with -
Sunday Stamper - Shiny (metal embellishments and the heart)
Rogue Redhead Designs - Sentimental Focus
Wow EP challenge - Anything Goes

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31 comments:

Marjie Kemper said...

What a treasure, Brenda! Love how you've matted and showcased that lovely photo. The blues and metallics are perfect complements to that photo. Love the key and keyhole, too!

Sue said...

This is fabulous Brenda hugs hun and happy Easter Sue J xx

Astrid Maclean said...

What a wonderful make and that quote is just perfect. Love that postage stamp die cut and all the wonderful additions make this the perfect vintage make!

Happy Easter to you too!!

Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous Brenda! Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter!

Debi said...

Brenda, what a great celebration of your old family photo, love all the texture!! thanks for playing the Rebel Sentimental Focus Challenge, at RRD, Debi x

Anita Houston said...

A keepsake for sure! This photograph is FABULOUS!!! I love the quote with it and all the embellies! This is a piece to treasure! Thank you for using your words with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

inkypinkycraft said...

Another wonderful make and a great way to treasure this photo. Have a great Easter hugs trace x

artwolf2009 said...

a beautiful piece

Von said...

Another awesome special family piece Brenda :) and they do look happy
Happy Easter too you
Von ♥

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous creation Brenda... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Kathyk said...

As always ... a fabulous project and how lucky to have photographs dating that far back in your family - a real piece of history in your project

HAPPY EASTER to you, your family and your readers

Kathyk

perfectly4med said...

Super project, with lovely heat embossed embellie - fabulous!

Thanks for joining the WOW! Embossing Powder March Challenge and good luck!

Neil

butterfly said...

So lovely, Brenda - love the inky panel framing the photo, and that heart looks gorgeous. What a perfect setting for that wonderful family photograph!
Alison x

Sue C said...

Fabulous project Brenda, I love how you've made your family photo's into real treasures. Sue C x

die amelie said...

This is so lovely, Brenda!

A wonderful vintage card!!! And the beautiful family photograph is just awesomely framed by your work!

Hugs,
die amelie x

Karin said...

wow gorgeous card, love it that you used a real picture on it, beautiful quote too!
Happy Easter!

Redanne said...

How wonderful to have a family photo like that in your collection, they look so happy and you have showcased them to perfection with the wonderful background and beautiful frame. Love the embellies too. A gorgeous piece to be treasured. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne x

clare said...

Wonderful project. Have a good Easter weekend. X

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Really a fantastic project and such a wonderful treasure.

Vicki said...

Beautiful vintage project! Love all of the details. Thanks for joining the Rogue Redhead Sentimental Focus Challenge!

Buttons said...

Right Brenda, I'm doing a catch up so be prepared for a pile of comments! Love your ideas here and in particular that blue/brown distressed background. Works so well. Hugs, Jenny x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous project to record special family memories.
Yvonne x

Terry said...

I love the family focus, but I think I love it more that they are smiling!!! Some of those older vintage photos I see, people surely did not look so happy! Beautiful project and great treasure! I love this! Happy Easter to you and I did reply to your e-mail! :-))))))) Hugs!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Brenda, gorgeous keepsake card, I love the photo and your inky background. The quote is fabulous, perfect for the vintage photo. Love the brass embellishments too. Love the postage die cut backdrop. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Annie said...

This is fabulous Brenda and huge congrats making Top 3 at SSSS.

Huge hugs

Annie x

Daniele said...

another wonderful memory canvas, must be lovely going through your ancestors photos to create your wonderful piece of art
Have a lovely weekend
hugs

Candy C said...

Brenda...this is such a wonderful, nostalgic piece filled with so much love as you were creating it. I love the vintage/shabby chic feel of this piece. Such a treasure! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful; how lovely to explore and record your family history in this way,

Lucy x

Shar said...

Lovely on so many levels! Thanks for playing the Sentimental Focus Rebel Challenge at RRD!

catherine said...

Just super Brenda and a great way to capture the picture. Love the layout to it
x catherine

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Gorgeous vintage piece Brenda, and a beautiful keepsake! Have a lovely Easter, hugs xxx