Sunday, September 27, 2009

My four LO,s .... at last

Finally finished my four LO's and then had to get DD to photograph them as I never seem to get all the edges at right angles to each other !!!! I have tried to work it out but if two are parallel the other two are off ????

So here they are and I hope you like them. If you want to know the stories that go with the people, I have posted the LO's with their story on G the P

This is Mum at nearly ten, I think, as she looks older than in the next photos when she was just about eight. Found the lace at the bottom of the lace bag and it was just what I was looking for. I have now realized that I forgot to put a date on it was either the end of 1926 or the beginning of 1927.

I enjoyed cutting out the flowers for this and mounting them over their twin on the paper. I have to apologise to the person I got this idea from, because I have forgotten who it was. I knew ... as soon as I saw the technique ... that it would opened up the use of so many of my flowery papers

This one was where I used my wall stamp ...inspired by the fact that Bill is standing against a stone wall . I also used it on the edge of the hidden journalling tabs. I am so sad that these rub-ons are no longer made ... I think they are so perfect for vintage. I still have capitals but am having to improvise some letters with the lower case.

The next LO is of his daughters Betty and Sybil ... the two older girls on the LO above.

So many people write around their photos ... I thought I would have a go. I just have the other two to sort out now.

Have done more bread baking and it has gone again but when the novelty has worn off, my muscles get strong enough to make a large batch and I make it regularly ....I hope to get a nice photo for you lol. I have to say I am very pleased with it and have discovered that if you flour the top before baking and put a towel over it once it begins to cool ... the loaf has a yummy soft crust.

Take care xx


Judith said...

Looking forward to the photo of your muscles. You have been very busy with the scrapping. There are some fantastic photos and great history, all brought to life by you. well done x

Anne said...

Just been reading back through your recent posts - love the pussy cat stories, although poor butterflies! It always makes me laugh how they demand praise,and just can't seem to understand why you wouldn't be overjoyed with their gifts!

Your FH layouts really are stunning. I'm still researching mine, when I have time. I have found out some really fascinating stuff - like I have a Victorian comedian in the family! I would love to be able to find out more about him, so that's the next step. What I wouldnt give to have had a scrapbooker in the family, who would have recorded names with the photos, and all the stories that go with them. Your albums are going to be so treasured.

Julia Dunnit said...

Angie these are stunning - you seem to have this multi Lo at a time thing totally sewn up! Will go over and read properly too, but wanted to say - the flowers look fantastic, love the journalling around the edges, they're all just fab. Such a legacy.

Jocelyn said...

Just love the LO's! Love the use of the lace on your Mom's and yay for writing around the photos!!!! Such wonderful pics....thanks for sharing with wish you could share some of the yummy bread!!!! :) What a great idea about the flour and the softer crust!!! Wishing you a week filled with happiness!!!! :)

Carmen said...

The more I see your heritage photos the more I KNOW I was born in the wrong era. I'm loving the fashions of the time - though thinking about it,I'd probably have been labelled a witch.

Your wall stamp is really effective and I love what you did with all that yummy lace. I'm off to read the stories behind the pictures now ;)

Morning's Minion said...

Angie, you make these vintage photos into a work of art. Is "collage" a correct term? I am in awe of the delicacy of your technique--I could never manage to keep edges straight and glue where it belongs. Plus, anything I attempted would have cat hair stuck on for embellishment.

Linda Elbourne said...

You make me wish I could scrap book and then wish I had a whole stash of old photos ... you really are very talented ... each and every one of this LOs is just right for the picture ... totally and utterly beautiful work X

LadyBug said...

Beautiful LO's!!! this working on a few at the same time is really working for you! these are great and I love the stories (even the sad ones) behind each photo.

Ann said...

Working on a few layouts at a time seems to be working for you - and what great results! The pages are lovely, each different, yet perfect for the photos they are displaying. I'll go and read the stories too. Well done.

Susie Sugar said...

Stunning layouts I love them all and the colours are so soft perfect for the photos
Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment about my mess !! lol
Hugs Susie xx

Bernie said...

Wow, I am so enthralled by your work with scrapbooking and heritage photos. You are doing such beautiful work and preserving great moments. I have a lot of old photographs that I recently sort of inherited from my brother, but I don't know who the people are! So do you only do people in your family or people you know or just any interesting old picture?

Thanks for your comments on my blog but you are not just growing old gracefully--you are busy doing something that will last for generations!