We had to use photos from the 1950's or earlier and alter them in some way and remembering the group we're in, making them Tim-like in materials and/or style. And no, the photos don't have to be of our actual ancestors. Oh, and the pages are only 4x4!
Well, I came across a photo online of five of the grimmest, most constipated looking women I've ever seen, and I just had to use it. Because these old girls were the polar opposite of happy go lucky, of course I felt compelled to invite them to a party. So, I hope everyone in the swap is OK with me going whimsical instead of vintage, romantic or otherwise serious. I couldn't help myself!
Here's the front:
Do these ladies like to party, or what? Anyway.....the background is lettuce color wash on watercolor paper, and on the top half, one of Tim's script stamps, embossed with peeled paint distress embossing powder.
Party girls #1 and 3 are wearing hats made from paper embossed with two of Tim's folders and colored with several different sprays.
Party girls #2 and 4 are wearing headgear made from foliage pieces treated with the chipped enamel technique.
Party girl #5 is wearing goggles made from two brads, and her headdress is a Maya Road rub-on.
The sentiment is courtesy of Cyndi Lauper.
The back of the page just had to be finished and contain our information. I used the same photo, printing it right over some of Tim's paper. The letters are Jenni Bowlin.
I had a blast with this; hope it made you smile too.