Thursday, 7 March 2013

Sisters Forever

Hello everyone and a special welcome to my new followers, so lovely to have you here and great to have you on board.
I'm here today with a very vintage piece of Studio 12 inspiration for you which came about because whilst looking for something else, I came across this absolutely gorgeous vintage photo of my husband's grandmother and her sister snapped around 1910. Their father owned a photographic studio which is still around today and my mother in law's cousin, the current owner, recently donated the vintage family photos to the local museum. This photo was one of them and I'm so lucky to have a copy.
The 2 girls look so sweet in their frilly frocks and flowery hats that I couldn't resist making something to show them off looking very pretty. The beautiful papers I used are all from the first Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 CD - All Sewn Up Collection which is my favourite on the CD.

I started off with an 8x10 inch canvas board which I covered with strips of paper which I tore with the aid of a ruler. It's a really great way to use up some of those leftover scraps as you don't have to use just strips, any pieces can be given the same treatment.
I glued the strips to the canvas board with PVA glue, wrapping ends round the back of the canvas and brushing more glue on top to anchor down any stray sticking up bits. When it was dry it was a little dark for my purpose so I dry brushed the whole board with antique linen acrylic paint. You can see in the second pic that this softens the look beautifully.
I die cut the Tim Holtz weathered clock and inked this up with Gathered Twigs Distress ink then glued it to a mat of the same rose paper used on the canvas board - can you see the contrast?
I cut out the 2 girls from the photo background leaving a small border of the dark grey to make the images pop.
I assembled the canvas board as you see, adding a paper rose and leaves (Prima) together with a vintage butterfly (from my vintage butterfly illustration book) and some inked die cut lace (Tim Holtz Sissix strip die).

I hope you like my little vintage creation and that it might inspire you to create something similar yourselves - I always think the vintage photos are the best and this is a great way to make sure they get put on display rather then hidden away in an album.

Have a great day.
Fliss xx

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Rose Petal said...

Hello Fliss. This is so beautiful. Love the background colour and the details. It shows the image off perfectly.
Thanks for sharing at Created with Love. Sandra xxx

craftattack said...

Gorgeous piece Fliss!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful photo and a great card.

June Macfarlane said...

What a beautiful piece and I agree about the photo its gorgeous, how lovely to own one that pretty.
Thanks for your comment my friend, i shall check out the link on your side bar
hugs June xxx

Scrappin Chris said...

I love the vintage feel this has. Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this week at
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Rose said...

This is really gorgeous Fliss, and a lovely way to show off the photo, they look very pretty in their dresses!

Rose x

Brenda Brown said...

How lovely to use a family photo on your beautiful card.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Paper Profusion said...

Wow Fliss. That photo is sublime and for it to be related to you is really wonderful. You have placed it so perfectly in a very beautiful environment. Stunning canvas. Nicola x

Fandhmum said...

This is really lovely, Fliss. It's so special knowing those in the photo.
Rosie x

butterfly said...

So delicious - and how wonderful to have such an amazing photo involved, which is personal to you too!
Alison x

Sally H said...

This is fabulous, Fliss! What a gorgeous image too!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous piece Fliss. The vintage photo is fantastic . Thank you for joining us at TioT's .
Yvonne x

Evil Edna said...

wonderful and eye catching, I love that it has a story behind it.thank you for sharing it with us at TIOT.EE

Mrs.B said...

This is gorgeous Fliss, and such a beautiful family photo.
Thanks for joining us at TioT
Avril xx