Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Great Grandparents (1904) ~ Sketch Along Tuesday at Frosted Designs

Hi everyone!  It's Tuesday and that means another Sketch Along Tuesday over at Frosted Designs, and this one is by DT Member Diana.. and it's a great one..

So many possibilities with this one ~ just let your imagination go wild....  I thought it was a perfect sketch for a vintage layout, so that's what I went with and I really love the way this one came out...  The photo is of my Great Grandparents, which I never knew..  My Great Grandfather died before my Granddad was even born and by Great Grandmother died before I was born..  I found this wonderful photo in my Grandmother's photo album which I inherited after she died.. (Don't tell my sister and brothers ~ but hey, it stayed in my Grandmother's house for 4 years after she died, and since I live the furthest away and they didn't take it, I did  this last summer when I went back home!!)  She has some fabulous old family photos,  some in pretty good shape and some that aren't, but they all mean so much to me..  And I am so happy to keep them for the next generation!!!
Here's my take on Diana's wonderful sketch!!

And here are a few close-ups

Here is a close up of a lacy frame that I got when I went to the Creative Keepsakes Convention held in San Marcos this last September.
Here is my flower cluster

This was cut with the Tim Holtz, Alterations Baroque Sizzix Die and I printed the names off of the computer... Added a Rub-on some brads and sponged around the edges... and some of the black pearls..

Here are a few other challenges this layout will qualify for:
Cute Card Thursday ~ Anything Goes
Critter Sketch Challenge ~ Texture
Fresh Brewed ~  Show us your style!!  Distressed -of course!!
Do More With Less ~ Using Old and New Goodies! The Black Die Cut paper from Creative Imaginations is over a year old!!  And most of the other things are from one of my recent Swirlydoos Scrapbooking Kits...
Here is my list of scrappy things I used on this layout:
SU Basic Black CS
Creative Imaginations ~
My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found - Union Square "Perfect"
Melissa Frances ~ Anastasia
Creatice Imaginations ~ Die Cut Lace - Black
My Mind's Eye ~ Union Square -Home Sweet Home-  front and back
Tim Holtz ~ Alterations Baroque Sizzix Die
American Crafts ~ miniMarks Accent rub-ons
Tim Holtz ~ Alterations Elegant Flourishes Sizzix Die
DoodleBug Designs ~ Beetle Black crushed Velvet CS
Prima Grand Dame Jubilee Flower
Prima Flutter Vine
Black Pearls
My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found ~ Black Pearl Brads

Be sure and check out the other beautiful layouts from the Design Team, and then we would love to see what you do with this wonderful layout... Remember to upload it so you will be entered to win the November prize..  The more challenges you do, the more chances you have of winning... 
November Prize!
Thank you all for dropping by and be sure and come back again!!
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Crystal said...

Fern stunning as usual. I love how you have the marquee sort of hanging. Great job!

Lorraine said...

this is a stunning page Fern i love the swirls and pearls xx

Unknown said...

WOW!!!! That photo is just stunning. Gorgeous LO.

Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW this is soooooooo stunning, GORGEOUS every detail is FABULOUS!

Tammara said...

Gorgeous layout Fern! I absolutely adore that delicate lace frame!

Turnedgypsy said...

Hi for some reason I could not email you. YOu link kept saying oops broken link. Anyways I added the info and pic of andrew on my right side bar on my blog.



Turnedgypsy said...

wow would love to have andrew to go to dinner with etc...lol. just found your blog today and what better time to make new friends. thank you so much.

love your layouts. they are awesome. i posted and did the requirements but forgot to leave blog in the post. I did not want to double dip that post giveaway post.

i put you on my right sidebar.


irinka said...

It is VERY beautiful lo, I guess I tell you this everytime, but I realy love your style.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Well, let's see, what can I say that's new??? Hmmm, don't know, so let's just say ..WOW! Omigosh! love this one to pieces! First, love the way you used your SD kit items, and that frame you got at the convention is totally amazing!!! But that photo is what really gets me .. look at the artful photography, flowers on her shoulder and in her hand and in his pocket. What a treasure! Love your flower placment. This is one I will remember for a long time! Talk soon!

yyam said...

Just gorgeous! Love the vintage photo and how you've showcased it with all the lovely embellishments! You have a wonderful style!:)

Thanks so much for playing along!!:)

Saskia said...

Wow... so beautiful and elegant!

Lovely to see your style at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeee that photo, the flowers..JUST WOW! Thanks soooooooooo much my dearest for playing along with me on Yvonne's blog!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

marsha said...

Gorgeous tribute to your great grandparents! Love your flowers, they are so elegant! Thanks for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will come back and play again next week!

Tracy S said...

What a stunningly beautiful LO! I love the long string of black pearls and what a wonderful photo that is, wow!

Colleen said...

This is gorgeous! I love your use of texture! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

This is lovely and so elegant / vintage!!!
Thanks for sharing your STYLE at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

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