Friday, May 10, 2013

Mickey & Mary

No, I'm not sharing a Disney page today, but I am sharing a page about a Mickey Mouse namesake...my mother! Yes, she was the "little boy" in the photo on the layout below. When she was a wee tot, my grandmother's best friend thought she resembled in a small way (maybe it was the ears?) the mouse from the Walt Disney cartoons. And that's how her Mickey nickname came to be.

I love this sweet photo of my mother and her sister. And yes, when I first saw the picture many years ago, I thought the "boy" in the photograph was my uncle. But then I was enlightened.



On this layout, the sepia photo was highlighted with lots of yellow and gold accents.


There is smattering of gold mist, gold fiber on the tag, gold antennae on the butterfly and a gold charm...all adding a nice amount of sparkle to the page.
 

There are numerous yellow accents as well. The wood veneer butterfly and bird were pressed into an inkpad, one of my favorite ways of adding color to them. And I love the unsuspected bits of turquoise, especially the flowers.

I'm glad I have this photo of my mom and her older sister, and happy to have this page added to my albums for future generations to treasure as well.

12 comments:

Tammy said...

Awesome page! Lots of cool details to look at. Love the vintage photo and the bright colors you used. :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I love the story behind your mom's nickname, Madeline. Such an amazing page. I love looking at all of the little details.

Mirabyll said...

What a wonderful layout! I love all the bits and pieces! The butterfly is just stunning together with the aqua! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a truly wonderful page!!

Jingle said...

This is very cute!

Julia said...

Absolutly lovely!!! Love all the gold and yellow accents and love that you pressed the wood veneer pieces into your ink pad, I've got to try that!!

Danielle said...

I love to see old photos being scrapped and you've done it so beautiful!! Great story behind the photo :-)

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful page, love the colors :)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very pretty, Madeline!
Fun that you documented this story!

Staci said...

Beautiful LO! Love the history behind it!

Tracy said...

This layout is so special. That photo is a treasure.
Cute story on how your mom received her nickname :)
I really like your embellishment cluster on this layout.

soapHOUSEmama said...

this is just the sweetest! i love that photo and I love how you used the gold tones to work with the sepia in the pict :)