Sunday, January 30, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 29 AND...T!m's 12 Tags of Christmas - Day 10

Sad but true, I am still not done with my interpretations of T!m's 12 tags of Christmas. This is my version of his day 10 tag combined nicely with the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #29 that's been going on over at Linda's blog. I've used the purple twilight paint dabber on harlequin patterned grunge paper but that's about all I'll tell you of the technique known as Weathered Wood grunge found on page 50 of T!m's book.

The acetate flowers are a Technique Junkies technique. It didn't go very well for me for reasons I can't really go into without divulging too much info ;-]. I've only used 2 Club Scrap items for todays challenge...the soft flower and the bronze brad in the center of my acetate flower. The chain and washers were purchased at the hardware store. I gave the washers a few coats of AI to grunge em up a bit.

Now, onto the important part. The adorable little girl is my Grandmother (Dad's Mother). I never met her as she passed away only months after my Dad met my Mom. I grew up not knowing much about her (other than that she was an orphan)and had only seen a couple photos that I can remember. Some time ago, I came into possession (from a relative) of a treasure trove of old family photos. One of which is this one (i've used a laser copy, not the original!). I hope she likes what I've done with it.


  1. Your grandmother's photo is an absolute treasure, Chrissie! What a sweet image, and I'm so delighted that you shared it with us all! You created a wonderful frame for it, too. The weathered wood technique looks beautiful, and the acetate flower and clever details are just right-- interesting and fun, but simple enough to not overpower that beautiful little girl!

  2. What a great idea. I have some awesome old family photos that I need to do something with.

  3. your flower looks pretty good to me and I'll just bet your Grandmother would love this and probably loved the color purple as well!