Sunday, March 3, 2019

Simon Says: Vintage/ Past Times

I love the challenge on the
Simon Say Stamp Monday Blog:
Vintage/ Past Times

I have this suitcase full of vintage photo's.
They are all from my grandparents form my father's side.
I do know some of the people, but a lot I do not know
who they are. Just loving all the pictures.

I know I will use some for vintage projects.
There are all various kinds of pictures
for all kinds of projects.
So I started with choosing this picture of 
Great grandmother Sara (who died giving
birth to my grandfather). So I think she
does need a tibute.

I started covering the tag with Tim Holtz
tissue paper, cut the ornate frame and used an
oval die to cut the picture to match the
inside of the frame.

For the tag I used two colors of distress oxide in:
picked raspberry and walnut stain.
I used  the scribbles THS036 stencil
to make the background .

Here is the halftone stamp again. Seems to be
a favorite these days!

Next I used the Sewing Stamps THMB007 by Tim
Holtz and colored thes with Distress Markers.

This is the finished look of the background.

And here is the finished tag.

The ribbons and flowers are colored with the same 
distress inks i used for coloring by adding them
to the kraft mat with some water.
Dried them with the heat gun.

Here the bow on top of the tag. I wrapped the rbbon 
around my fingers and tied it together with a piece of hemp.
This came through the whole and I tied it together so I can hang 
the tag in my craftroom. I used a Tim Holtz vintage safety pin
to add the bow to the tag.
I thougt this sentiment was perfect for what
Great Grandmother Sara had in mind before
she gave birth to my grandfather on the 8th of
April 1893.
Here a good look at the frame. I cut it out of kraft paper
and added some pink ink before spraying it with
Mica Bronze Spray. The flowers are added to the 
frame with a brad in the heart of the flower.
I also added some buttons tied with hemp to the tag.
These are from the Sewing Rom Bigz die.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Catherine Kraft said...

Beautiful job Hetty!! You are so blessed to have older family photos and to have such a wonderful heritage. So impressed Hetty!!!

Kath Stewart said...

a beautiful vintage project and those photos are full of memories to treasure, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Hetty, how wonderful you have such a wealth of history in your case, I know how you must feel about them. You have made such a wonderful tribute to a lady who had so much future and her life so tragically cut short. I LOVE everything about the tag, it is perfect with all the sewing additions and the gorgeous ribbons. Congratulations.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

What a darling tag. You are really getting creative. It's nice to have so many vintage photos. Looking forward to seeing more using these photos.