This layout will be a gift to my mother for Mother's Day. The photo was taken during the mid 1920's and she is now ninety two years young. She is sitting between the two boys.
The overall style for this page is vintage whimsical, which seems perfect for three preschoolers. Mother and her two cousins were playing in a wagon. The subject is not what she was at the time of the photo, but what she would one day become. You will have to scroll down to the bottom to discover that.
A big thank you goes out to CSI (Color, Stories, Inspiration) for the vision to challenge scrapbookers to do amazing work. I love that website!
And now, for some close up photos....
Techniques used for this page were inking, tearing, distressing, hand stitching, painting, fussy cutting and three dimensional work.
Here is a bit of whimsy. Only in a child's very creative mind would you experience a cat dancing atop a corbel, next to a Tiffany lamp, while holding a teacup and saucer. What fun!
The cherry blossom branch drapes across the page gracefully. It was first painted with gesso, then painted with crackle paint and last, painted with markers for a finished look.
This tag tells what Mother would become as an adult. Happy Mother's Day, to you, Mother!
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