Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Results of my experiment

Well ... after no scrapping mojo for ages I have tried doing several LO's at once and it seems to have worked. I found that as I ran out of inspiration on one, I did the mundane bits on the next, like tape on the back, or inking edges and I mused as I went, on the one after ...and so it went on. I started the project on Tuesday evening and finished on Sunday afternoon ... discounting Saturday, when I did no scrapping. One LO usually takes me days as I dither over what to use ...even when I have mojo. They are all heritage ones and so I will blog them on 'G the P' with a little bit of the history behind them. This is my Mum in an amateur production This is my Great Aunt and her family The next two are of my grand parents and I have used the background I created from scraps. They are not really a DLO but will be next to each other in the album. The names are their affectionate nicknames for each other. These are a DLO of my husbands Great Grandfather, who lost his arm in the American Civil War. LHS RHS Hope you like them
Thanks for looking
Take Care xx

13 comments:

Anne said...

Wow - it certainly did work! Those layouts are stunning, really they are. I love the one with pet names on - that's the kind of information that would just get lost without someone recording it like this. And the photos of your mum - wow! What amazing stuff to have from your family - you are so lucky.

Linda Elbourne said...

Like them - I love them ... your work is always a pleasure to view ... and the photos are amazing ... What a great way to preserve memories X

Mole said...

What a great way to capture the past ....

Jocelyn said...

Oh My goodness.....this idea worked so well for you and look at that stunning work you were able to accomplish!!! I just love them all...the pics are so wonderful!!! What great colors and detail to each LO!!!!!! Yippee for you!!!!! I like to work with the Challenge Blogs...because these help to push me in the right direction....now I will try your idea!!!!

Thank you sweet friend for always being such a wonderful support system to me.....Too bad the oceans seperate us...I bet we would be the best of friends....with all the things we have in common!!!! Would it not be great to live right next door!!!

Sending you wishes for a Perfect Day filled with much happiness!!!! :)

Carmen said...

How wonderful Angie :) I can't believe how well your experiment worked out. They are fantastic - can't wait to read the stories behind them :)

P.s Yes ma'am I'll leave Dead Duckie alone *g*

Morning's Minion said...

Your layouts are beautifully and sensitively done--the photos enhanced but not over-whelmed. If I lived anywhere near I'd be on your doorstep with a handful of curling old pictures saying "help!"
I have at different times been intrigued by decoupage, collage, calligraphy--I buy supplies and then I'm helpless--anything with glue is a disaster.
Ideally, someone in my family would step forward to "do something" with the vintage photos--I could write the stories and have a collaborater do the "illustrations."
I want to learn more about the gentleman who fought in the "war between the states!"

Ann said...

I'm very impressed! What lovely photos of yours and your husband's family- every one very clear and detailed. You've let the pictures tell the story on each page and I like that style very much.
A successful experiment I'd say!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Angie! It's a great way to work - they are great LOs, and I love that you could muse over one whilst setting up another; my experiment very different and unfinished, willshare this week if I ever get daylight time off!!

Judith said...

These are great I love the mum one.x
How cool is she. x

Emilie said...

wow! what a production!!! you have inspired me with your G at P blog and ihave to say that i am thinking of starting a familly history album myself! may as well enjoy it while I still have the people around to tell me who is who! keep up the good work!

CRAFTERESA said...

wonderful LO's
stunning phot's and everlasting memories now recorded
feel so sorry for that musician who lost his arm that must have been dreadful
hugs Crafteresa xx

Darcy said...

Love your vintage layouts, the photos are fantastic, you are so lucky to have such photos.

Thankyou for the award.xxx

LadyBug said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!!! what a great way for you to work!!! this technique must really suit you coz these LO's are wonderful!!! I love the mix and match background papers, what a fab idea!!! also that first LO of your mum in the dance line is an amazing photo. you are so lucky to have a photo like that I love it!!! I would be tempted to add a circle of sticky bling around your mums face in the main photo to highlight her even more. Wonderful LO's can we expect to see more using this Multi LO process???