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Sunday, 29 April 2018

Vintage Journal



Hello,  another page in my little Vintage journal, again using a family photo.  This is another of my Grandfathers Aunts.  Just look at that beautiful dress, although I'm not too sure how comfortable they were to wear.

As this photo isn't in good condition, I wanted the page to have a time worn look and started off on a gessoed page with Old Paper and tattered Rose Distress stains, before using DecoArt Crackle paste through TH Doily and Lace stencils.  When the lovely cracks had appeared I smudged Antique Linen Distress crayon over and took back slightly with a baby wipe.  Some random script and floral stamping done with Frayed Burlap and the words are cut from a TH stamp.

Alice is written on the back of this photo, so  I'm thinking she could be the mother of my Great Aunt Alice whose picture you can see here.

Thanks for calling in and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Avril xx

15 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a gorgeous spread in your vintage journal. The photo is lovely, and the beautiful background complements it well. Have a nice evening, hugs, Valerie

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful effects with the crackle paste, Avril. The photo is beautiful. You are so blessed to have such old family photos - you're creating the perfect family keepsake. What a treasure!

Cath x

sally said...

So delightfully vintage:-) I think I'll stick with today's more comfortable fashions lol.

Sally

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the texture and the beautiful picture!! It's vintage perfection!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
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froebelsternchen said...

An artistic way to use family photos! Amazing spread! Happy new week !
Hugs, Susi

Pia S said...

The pages look just as antique as the photo. This vintage journal will be a keepsake for future generations to treasure as well.

Meggymay said...

I love your gorgeous vintage journal spread Avril. A wonderful photo again and the textures and colours you added look great. It did look a fabulous dress.
Yvonne xx

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE your journal Avril, the old photos really make this a true vintage style.xx♥
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Janette said...

Hi Avril, so pleased to be able to get back and look at your beautiful journal, so gorgeous, love that photo and it's so good to see old pics shown in such a lovely way....
Thanks for your comments, really appreciate it...xx

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

What a great page...wonderful style.
Hugs Carola

Linda said...

Beautifully vintage. I love the soft shading and the texture on the pages. What a fab photo too xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Such a lovely way to preserve your family faded photograph surrounded with it's lacey textures. Although the fashion may have been uncomfortable I often wonder what it would have been like to wear such garments each day as they always look so elegant. A little like the modern day stiletto ouch!!
Creative wishes for the week ahead Tracey xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

You have made such a lovely spread for this photo! The dress does look beautiful! Hugs, Chrisx

butterfly said...

Gorgeous textures, and a lovely vintage setting for that wonderful family photo.
Alison x

Sandy said...

Love it Avril - I am really into journals lately!! As soon as I am well enough I am going to start making some!!! You sure are lucky to have some old family photos.
Sandy xx