Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Granny's Photo Album at Gingersnap Creations

I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted! So sorry to have been AWOL for so long. Our entire household has had these terrible colds - a horrible cough, pink eye, congestion, fatigue - and I just haven't felt up to crafting, blogging, or anything much else. I am very much aware that this is the "small stuff" though - nothing major, nothing life threatening, and so we just carry on.  I am grateful for the health of my family, for sure.

So enough yammering on... today it's time for another fun month of challenges at Gingersnap Creations, and we're starting off with the theme of "Granny's Photo Album." Our sponsor this month is the fabulous Retro Cafe Art Gallery - with wonderful vintage images and collages that are right up my alley!


I decided to have some fun and came up with a piece that I imagined as "Grandfairy's Photo Album" - a little twist on the theme.  The adorable children's portraits are from the Oh Baby 2 collage sheet, and the lovely floral backgrounds are by Debrina Pratt - DP98.  I added in some stamped and distress stained wings, some charms, and a bit of chipboard here and there.  Some background inking and matting of the photos completed the look.  These could just as easily have been a set of ATCs, too - the backgrounds are sized accordingly on the collage sheet.
So all of you vintage-loving gals... how about giving this one a try?  Spin the theme however you wish. ;)

I am hoping to get back in the swing of things and get around to all of your beautiful blogs sometime this week.  Our schedule this week has slowed down some - my son is in between hockey seasons - his team just won the championship for his age division!!!  Wooohooo to my little goalie!  And my daughter's volleyball tournaments have been local as of late, so we've saved some driving time.  Now for my husband and I to kick our colds, and things should be back to "normal."  Stay warm and stay healthy, my dears!

17 comments:

Debi said...

these are just glorios and I've just pinned them to pinterest x :-D Debi x

Daniele said...

this is simply adorable, love what you have done with the images, and the backgrounds are gorgeous
hope you are feeling better
hugs

Sophie's Art said...

Wunderschön, I love the little childs and flowers. Great!

Viele Grüße

Brenda Brown said...

So gorgeous and attractive Jean just love the vintage look and could see this on my shelf at home.
hugs {brenda} xox

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love your take on the challenge with the beautiful baby fairies!

Jacqueline said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better! You have made a beautiful vintage album - just love this!

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful album Jean. Hope you feel better soon, hugs Annette x

Linda R said...

These are so cute. I just love all those images.. You did such a great job here. Hope all is well..

Hugs, Linda

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous and such fabulous images, beautifully embellished. Glad to hear you are over the worse of the colds. Tracy x

Lori said...

This is beautiful! Love all those wonderful images.

trisha too said...

Your grandfairies are charming, Jean, so cute!

Oh, no, all that is going around EVERYWHERE--get (completely) well soon!!

:)

Suzanne Brookfield said...

This is just adorable Jean! The colours everything really!! The same bugs are always lurking in the UK....get well soon!

Shar said...

Cutest accordion book ever!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Just beautiful!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Gorgeous, wonderfull, beautifull, really great, what a card!!!I really admire you, you did a great work!!

Greetings
Maria

Dawn said...

I love what you have done with the images to make these the wings are amazing as well. Dxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely stunning! Your work is so gorgeous, Jean,

Lucy x