Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Mum & I
This layout is a very special one for me, as my mum was my greatest inspiration, a real lady and someone I miss heaps.
The original pic was taken by my father in 1957 and was only 2 X 2 inches, so not very clear and quite scrunched up. I restored it best I could on photoshop then blew it up to 5X7 and was amazed it came up as well as it did. Because it still is isn't 100% with the restoration I realized I would need to create a beautiful background to lift the pic and give it the credit the pic deserved.
Techniques used; Cosmo Cricket papers and journaling tag
Deep orange/red colour for backing page, olive green with red and gold front pp
Cut a square to surround pic and didn't distress on that
Cut a square 1" around that, zig zag in a line around the centre of that strip in green cotton
Cut both edges of that frame and the inner and outer edge of the outside square which was left with serated edge scissors and stitched with a straight stitch which I sewed in uneven twisted lines
Used a heel scourer to ruff up the already cut edges on all but the square around picture
Inked around all edges using Versamark 'Pine Cone' deep brown ink, and also Stampin Up 'Old Olive' ink
Cut vine from another piece of paper from same Cosmo Cricket range and adhered only in certain sections
Added a range of autumn tone flowers and leaves to match papers
Stickled with 'Cinnamon' on brown flower buds on paper vine and 'Eucalyptus' on small leaf sections, and 'Frosted Ice' on cream flowers
Added a metal floral heart to centre of main flower, another brass floral style heart to anchor the journaling note, very small cameo button at base of paper vine and a vintage style square brad at end of braid, topped off pic with 2 metal corners
Didn't want title to stand out too much so used a dull green lettering and stickled over that with a dk green
Hope you enjoyed viewing.
My mum, my greatest inspiration, my greatest loss, a lady like no other whom I adored unconditionally and who I miss so much.
Picure taken at Marion Bay beach Tasmania, 1957. Original pic only 2X2" reproduced it on Photoshop