This is the front. The background is watercolor paper with distress inks and colorwash, then stamped with clear ink on a fabulous flourish stamp, embossed with clear EP, then inked some more.
The vintage pens are from a Graphic 45 sheet.
The gate is a die cut I found in my stash; the leaves are also cut from a die.....but this one I can identify. It's on Tim's Regal Crest die.
The photo is of (in order of appearance), me and two cousins, Jack and Sandi. It was taken one summer in the yard of my grandmother's beach house, and I have VERY fond memories of those times. I highlighted the little faces with tiny grommets.
And, on the flip side:
The background is a used dryer sheet, sprayed with homemade mica spray and glued to a previously colorwashed piece of watercolor paper. You can see a few sprays of leaves peeking out from behind the journaling tag.....they were made with what was left when I cut the leaves from the TH die. I used this negative as a stencil and pounced some Vintage Photo distress ink over them.
The strip on the left is made of bits of leftover papers from a page in the TH Lost and Found stack.
The photo is of my father and his two younger brothers. I get a kick out of it.....they all look so solemn, and I can't help wondering how the photographer got three little guys to stay so still and appear so serious.