Thursday, November 29, 2012

Vintage Photo Treasure

Every so often, I find a real photo treasure. This is one of them. The little boy in knickers is Tommy's dad, the grandfather of my kids, and the women in the snapshot are his sisters. Midge, on the left, died in early adulthood, but we all knew and loved Aunt Rita. Next to her is the "boy-across-the-street" and, at one time, her beau!

 

Heather's sketch (below) was the inspiration for my page design. Although I used only one photo in landscape orientation, you can still recognize a couple of the sketch details: the three horizontal banners, and the three accent spots, where I placed my doilies.


A couple closeups:
 


Check out the Scraptastic blog for more examples with this sketch, complete challenge info, and a chance to win a Scraptastic kit. Thanks for looking!


14 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful interpretation of that sketch. loved those pearls lines up on the doily...land oved all the strips of patterned paper.

Heidi said...

What a beautiful page! I love the soft colors with the black and white photo.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

just love this collection and this layout is just perfect

Barbara said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous. It's a perfect layout for that photo.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Gorgeous job with the sketch!
And you are right! Such a treasure.
I have been going through some of my grandma's older photos trying to think what I want to do with them. Scrap, frame or a little of both!

Jingle said...

This is such a beautiful layout! I love the soft colors!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Absolutely fantastic page, Madeline! This is my new favorite of yours. May I send my vintage photos to you to scrap? :)

laura said...

This collection is so perfect for a vintage BW photo/layout. Great choice and great take on the sketch.

Staci said...

Beautiful page! What a great photo find!

Fleursbydesign said...

Great photo, love the layout :)

Tracy said...

This is such a heartfelt layout.
Most of my family passed away at such a young age, I either don't have photos or information.
Beautiful layout :)

Tammy said...

Lovely layout! The muted tones in the papers and embellishments put the focus right on that awesome photo. Love this! :)

soapHOUSEmama said...

so beautiful! all of your supplies compliment the photo perfectly!

Izzy Anderson said...

Absolutely lovely! What a treasure that photo is! Perfectly scrapped!