Friday, April 26, 2013

Treasure - Layout - The Scrapbook Store

My last layout for The Scrapbook Store this month is a photo of a past relative - as far as I have worked out to date, she is from my Maternal side of the family.  Her name was Mary Genders (Westbrook) and was born in 1860 in Hobart, Tasmania, and died 3rd of June, 1950.  She looks rather sour, but I guess that is the era the photograph was taken. I'm looking forwards to learning more about this lady and writing her 'story'.

The Carta Bella 'So Noted' - Script and Scribbles paper was perfect for the background, and I aged further by applying Liquitex Glass Beads, mixed with gold paint, mists, crackle stamp, and inks  -
The Glass Bead medium is an amazing medium and leaves the most glorious texture of tiny glass beads.  
Burlap Hessian was added beneath the photograph and papers.... and a range of Green Tara flowers, lace, and roses were used to decorate.

There is still time to take part in this months challenge sketch, details can be found 'HERE', and loaded into The Scrapbook Store 'Gallery' - come join in the fun of the challenge, with a chance to win a fabulous prize of a $40 store voucher, with free postage.
Hope to see some familiar faces in the challenge...
Sandie

Materials:
Carta Bella 'So Noted' - Script and Scribbles, Tiny Lace, Dear Jane, Note Cards, Element Stickers, and Journaling and Accent Cards, Alpha Stickers.
Suede and Gumdrop - My Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Burlap Hessian
Paper Lace Doily
Green Tara Roses, Lace, Leaves and Flower
Honey - Kaisercraft Mini Flower Blooms
Dusky Pink - Kaisercraft Flower Blooms
Kaisercraft - Clear Stamp - Crackle
Key Charm
Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Liquitex Glass Beads
Gold - Kaisercraft Paint

26 comments:

Sandi Smith said...

Love this...you always make the most beautiful heritage layouts!!

Denise said...

Beautiful layout! I love using vintage photos for layouts!

Cindy Gay said...

Love the gold background and aging!

Sue - bearhouse said...

So beautiful. A fantastic photo and the you have aged the background looks wonderful.
hugs Sue xx

Lizzy Hill said...

That square doily works a treat! Never seen one before...bet my Silly machine could spit one out if I helped it!!!! And that gold!!! YUM....she DOES look a bit grim...lived a good long time, too. Just imagine the changes she saw - not to mentions wars & Depressions...incredible!!!!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Sandie, this is amazing! Love all the different textures and layers under the photo ( which looks amazing by itself, can't wait to hear her story), so much dimension to this LO, love it!!

Sandra said...

Awesome gold splashes and I'm always amazed about the glum look these vintage photos have but you've made the layout look fabulous.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sandie,I love that doily.
Gr Elly

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful page! I love all the layers under the photo and the glass beads are gorgeous!

Jan Rankine said...

I do so love your work Sandie - this card is gorgeous.

sandi said...

Oh Sandie this is just gorgeous! So vintage! Stunning!

Margyz Paper Games said...

Another amazing layout Sandie. The lady does look a bit grim but your page is gorgeous. Love those glass beads and I love all the layering under the photo. Fabulous!! ox Marg

juscrap said...

Beautiful layout! I love using vintage photos for layouts! hugs

Christina C. said...

The poor lady probably had a hard life.....I feel so blessed being born in an age of all the conveniences so many of us take for granted.
You did a masterful job showcasing her and, yes, I adore the aged gold!
I have a jar of the glass beads and did not know what to do with it....thank you!

Lynn said...

Amazing!! This is one of my favorite layouts!! I love all the texture and how you showcased the photo. It would be fun to learn her story.

Sonia said...

What a fabulous work my dearest friend^_^
Beautiful photo and wonderful embellishments as always^_^
Have a sweet weekend^_^
Sonia

Lizzyc said...

This looks amazing, I love the square doily and I guess life was a lot harder in those days.. I have some wonderful old photos too and they are not smiling, but rather stern, so I guess it was the era.. Love all the layers love those teeny beads you have used too.. a beautiful precious layout...

Helen Tilbury said...

Stunning Heritage layout Sandie - wow!! Have an awesome weekend xo

my craft cupboard said...

Beautiful layout Sandie,how wonderful to have a picture of a relative.
Enjoy writing about her. We learn so much from our ancestors.
hugs
sharon

Lean de Ruiter said...

Cool vintage page lovely work!
byebye,Lean

Gayle Price said...

Gorgeous Sandie ! Love the touches of gold with the beads and really love how you have created your back ground. She does look a bit grumpy but times were hard in those days.....love her outfit tho. xx

Keren Tamir said...

Fantastic vintage LO.

yyam said...

Gorgeous work Sandie. I really love the glass bead and gold paint effect. :)

P/s: I think in the olden days people don't smile when they take a photo.

Lisa S. said...

I love how you scrap your ancestors, even track them down to do so. It inspires me to find some of my relatives and do the same. :)
Your LO is wonderful Sandie. Even though she has a sour expression your design brings out the best in her. The colors are beautiful and I love the square doily turned on its side.

Linda R said...

What a fabulous page my friend. That photo makes me smile. It is so funny how they didn't smile in photos back in the day.

Hugs~

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a gorgeous heritage page! Love the photo of your relative...just gorgeous! Love the square doiley and the backround work...really gorgeous! You did a super job with this page! ;-)