Linda is asking everyone to use the theme 'Memories' for the month of July. This gives lots of scope for the type of project you produce which could be a layout, card, wall piece, tag, 3D art, the list could go on and on!
There is one rule for the product you make: it must use a real photograph. Not sure of the other rules for the challenge at Our Creative Corner? Click here and you can find a short set of rules which we ask you to remember when you play with us.
Please remember to pop over and see the wonderful creations made by my Teamies. Halfway through the month, the second team will post yet more inspiration for you so don't forget to pop over then too!
For my piece this time, I have made a piece of wall art using a family photograph. I did cheat slightly because I only have photographs of the originals so I printed one off onto photographic paper.
I've used a picture of my paternal Grandmother when she was aged approx. 19. If you click here, you will see the childhood image I used of my Grandmother in a previous post. The photos I have are a wonderful record of my Grandmother's life from childhood, through to becoming a young woman, bride and mother to three children. A very special memory for our family.
I should warn you that there are a number of photographs because I've shown the making of my product in more detail this time. Grab a coffee and let's go:
|The finished piece which could be hung on the wall or given a stand and stood with other family photos.|
How did I achieve this end result? Let's start with the substrate used for the base:
|In the centre of each flower, a 'distressed' brad was used to hold the layers together. The distressing was done with various DecoArt acrylics and a small swipe of their gold Metallic Lustre.|
Images of the three remaining flowers are shown below:
|The frame for the photograph was cut from Amazon packaging - so useful! Various layers were cut until I achieved the look I wanted.|
|Two flourishes were die cut from the same Amazon packaging as before. Each went through the same process as the frame to achieve the aged appearance,|
|The flourishes were used to help 'frame' the flowers.|
|I was quite pleased with how the background turned out, particularly the stamped image which shows up much better than I could have hoped.|