Saturday, May 18, 2013

Pocket of Memories & Best Wishes Tag - The Scrapbook Store

 My last two projects for The Scrapbook Store for May - where has this month gone.  I cannot believe we are nearly into the middle of yet another year! 

This photograph does not belong in my family photo archives - it is a photograph I purchased because I just adored it.  I was lucky enough to pick up some amazing Cabinet Cards, though sadly, they do not have a great deal of detail, of the people within them.  It is rather sad that a family somewhere are missing such wonderful heirlooms...

You may ask, why I opted to scrap this particular photograph, as it is not my family.  My answer:  There is a story to a photograph no matter who it belongs to, even if there are no details..... I can piece together snippets of what 'may' have been happening and the era approximately - AND the best part, I have a good imagination. So in the many tags that adorn this layout, I have written a story and memories for this lady as I portray her, I gave her an imaginary life of memories I 'created'....

Of course it is all a fairy-tale - but the story also shares my 'thoughts' and possibly a lot about myself.
 The Prima Marketing, Fairy Rhymes paper collection is just stunning, and the matching embellishments.  I coloured the resist canvas pieces using copic markers, and glimmer mist.  Fussy cut elements from the papers, and oodles of alpha's.  The metal butterfly clips are so gorgeous!!!
 Oodles of flowers including Prima's solid vine flower, and Green Tara - ruffled ribbon, lace, and pearl beads.  The background paper was swiped over using texture magic, and splats of white ink.
 Seam binding was used to decorate each of the story tags...
Materials:
Secret Garden
Sweet Briar
Caladie
Papillon
Canvas Resist
Fabric Alpha Stickers Large
Metal Paperclips
Alpha Stickers/Words
Prima Marketing - Solid Flower Vine
Prima Marketing - Tag Pad
Vintage Photo - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink
Texture Magic
Helmar 450 Adhesive
Liquitex Titanium White Ink
Misc: Vellum Quote

...and using left over products I created a 'best wishes' tag....
Thanks for visiting today...
Sandie

22 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is so beautiful Sandie. I can see why you choose to use such a wonderful picture and you really have created a story with your design. The colours and all your little details are amazing
I hope you have a good weekend
Sue xx

Sandra said...

This is really beautiful Sandie and those papers are so well suited. I love the tags and butterfly clips along with some pretty flowers, they make the page look amazing.

Margaret Mifsud said...

A stunning photo Sandie, I can see why you bought it and why you wanted to scrap with it and I would love to read the story you wrote about this lady. She is really beautiful and so is the page you created around her. I love all the texture and all the layers and the colours are perfect. A really magic page. ox Marg

Adriana B said...

so pretty and I love it, awesome work as always :)

jannekevanveen said...

wow amazing beautiful details love the picture greetings janneke

Kim Price said...

Such a stunning layout and omgoodness I adore that tag!

Gitte said...

Wow beautiful layout and Tag.

Lizzy Hill said...

I LOVE how you use your vintage images...& it IS sad that this lady has 'lost' her family:( But at least you've given her new life here! And it's just beautiful!!! LOVE that big white flower...& your tag with that little girl is cute as!!!!

Naomi Edwards said...

I love your purchased photo, it is gorgeous Sandie!!! I really love the layering of the tags on top and of course all the layering everywhere else. Beautiful job as ususal my friend, lots of hugs, I have really missed your stunning work.

Sonia said...

Your layout is so wonderful my dearest!
I like a lot the image and the embellishments are totally gorgeous.
I hope you have a good weekend^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

juscrap said...

This is really beautiful Sandie and those papers are so well suited.

Lean de Ruiter said...

Wonderful page with amazing details...cute tag to!
byebye,Lean

Vicky Alberto said...

Love the use of tags - sooo beautiful

Keren Tamir said...

wow both the LO and the tag are gorgeous Sandie!!

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

A very beautiful layout and gorgeous tag! I love the background color of your LO! :)

Denise said...

This is so amazingly beauiiful!! I love the colors and all the fabulous details! And thanks, Sandie, for stopping by my blog!

Helen Tilbury said...

Wow what exquisite projects. Both of them are so very pretty & so beautifully crafted!

sandi said...

Wow! These are simply STUNNING!!!!!!!

Dianne H said...

Totally gorgeous.

yyam said...

You make the most pretty creations Sandie. I love the sweet colours and textures on your layout and tag. And I love that you tell imagined stories behind a stranger's photo...it is your way of art journaling and it's awesome!

Christina C. said...

Your page is pure lusciousness and, yes, I also adore this lovely picture! Beautiful details.....WOW!
I simply looooove this sweet whimsical tag...soooo love tags and this is priceless!

Denise van Deventer said...

Love these Sandie...again the tag is just wonderful! Loving your work! ;-)