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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Vintage

Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this time we're going Vintage

Recently I've been looking through some old photographs and came across this one of my Great Aunt, she was 94 when she died and my Mum and I visited weekly until she died,  she didn't have any other family and had given me all her photos.  I've always loved this on of her as a bridesmaid taken in 1914 at a cousins wedding.

I used an embossing folder on an aperture card, tinted with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo DIs, layered on another piece of embossed card, this time coloured with Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain.  I've added a garland of tiny tattered floral roses.

This is the group photo of the same wedding and I'm sure you can spot my Great Aunt sitting on the right.

The rest of the DT have some fabulous Vintage Inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find the challenge details.

I am entering this a Allsorts - Handmade Flowers

Avril xx


23 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card, what a wonderful photo you used. Good that you kept all those vintage pics. Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

Rosie said...

A very beautiful card, Avril

Janette said...

Wonderful photo of your aunt in all her frilly glory, lovely to see old pics like this, times change and then come round again don't you think...You mad a gorgeous creation Avril..xx

aussie aNNie said...

Love it Avril. Gorgeous photo used and what a wonderful result...x[aNNie' blog]
 ❤️

Marjut said...

This is beautiful vintage card.

sally said...

A very nice vintage photo of auntie and the frame treatment is just perfect!

Sally xx

Meggymay said...

A beautiful family photo to use for your fantastic vintage card Avril. You must have many happy memories of visiting your great aunt The wedding flowers must have been quite a weight to hold back then. I loved the flowers you added to the card.
Yvonne xx

sirkkis said...

I adore your most beautiful and elegant Great Aunt. What a treasure to have all those wonderful memories and family photos. Your wintage card is lovely 💖

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a beautiful way to use the photo of your Great Aunt - perfect! Your vintage style is always stunning and I love the soft pink background and pretty flowers too 😁. Thanks for sharing such happy memories and wishing you a Happy Tuesday! J 😊

brenda said...

What lovely photos Avril, I recall seeing similar ones in my Grans box of photos, the fashions then we so special. And what a great card you made with this one.

B

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love that you used the beautiful photo of your Great Aunt!! The flowers and background are fabulous!! I love how you framed, her, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful card made with the lovely Great Aunt as a bridesmaid - amazing!
I had also a great Aunt that I loved so much - she had no own children and gave so much love to my mom and later also to me. I lost her as I was 11 and I think of her very often - she will be in my heart forever!!! I love your family project for our vintage theme Avril!

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, a very beautiful card Avril.
Hugs Carola

Lucyna Marynowska said...

The old pictures of the family are our greatest treasures! Love the way you saved them from forgetfulness.
Lula xx

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card and love the photo.
Thank you for joining our 'Handmade Flowers' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is a truly beautiful card - using a photo of family makes this really special! Hugs, Chrisx

My name is Erika. said...

Beautiful vintage art Avril. I think using a bit of a wedding photo is a great idea. Hugs-Erika

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Another treasure showcasing the beauty of vintage, I love seeing personal pictures of our nearest and dearest and there is always an air of mystery behind each face. Your Great Auntie is a framed beauty.
Wonderful family photograph which does make me think how today's generation will document their days gone by.
Thank you for sharing Avril.
Creative wishes Tracey x

chrissie said...

This is a terrific card and so good that you could use your own photograph of your aunt Avril. I am sure we will see more of those treasures in the future as well

Love Chrissie xx

Mervi said...

Fabulous flowers, lovely card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wonderful card Avril. Love the fabulous pink with the embossing pattern, a great middle panel between the stark white and jet black! The frame is lovely and the cascading flower swag is gorgeous! hugs :)

Aimeslee W. said...

Captivating photos and card. You are into doing harder stuff now and rocking it, xoxo

Pia S said...

It’s a beautiful vintage card. The card is extra special as you’ve used a genuine vintage photo of a family member, that is so charming.