When I saw this swap appear the picture I used immediately came to mind.  I love the end result and the overall vintage worn look on this.

About five years ago a did my grandmother’s genealogy for her.  She had a very interesting immediate family.  Her mother died in child birth and her father gave her to his “spinster” sister to raise her.  She always kept my grandmother away from him and his family for fear that they might take her back. Eventually, this woman did marry… Guy Le Masters, who had been married previously and had two girls.

When I did the genealogy only her younger sister still lived. I found this picture on Ancestry.com.  I printed it out and asked my grandmother about it.  She said it was a wedding picture of her step-father and his first wife.  Incredibly when my grandmother talked with her step-sister…she had no photos of her mother’s wedding!  So, I printed off additional copies, they were sent, and much appreciated.

 

Details:

  1. Shipping card:  Cut from an old manila folder to standard size.
  2. Picture:  Distressed with walnut stain, concord, and soot.  Spritzed with Suede Glimmer Mist.  I also stamped the top with an Inkadinadoo stamp, inked with white, and then embossed with clear.
  3. Hearts:  Cut from ribbon, attached with gel medium.  Spritzed with Suede Glimmer Mist.
  4. Flowers at the Bottom:  Ribbon, attached with hot glue.  Spritzed with Suede Glimmer Mist.  To give additional depth of color I used gelato chocolate on the “inside” of the flowers.
  5. Ribbon at the Top:  Spritzed with Suede Glimmer Mist.  To give additional depth of color I used gelato chocolate on the middle of the ribbon.
  6. Ribbons for Hanging:  Thinner ivory ribbon colored with Gelatos and Suede Glimmer Mist.
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