Saturday, November 29, 2008
I've thought for years about creating a family tree album. I've just never gotten around to it. Last night there was a Micro-VSBN on SCS. I decided that there was no time like the present and got started last night. I created two pages using two of the challenges which were centered around the twelve days of Christmas. The first will be the title page of the album.
The challenge (...a partridge in a pear tree...) was to include a tree or bird. I included both by using the Season of Friendship stamp set. Because I stamped directly on the paper, it was a little stressful. I messed up one page as I stamped the title (the *very* last thing) and had to start completely over!
Stamps: Season of Friendship, Whimsical upper alphabet, Whimsical lower alphabet
Inks: basic brown, green galore, regal rose, garden green, brocade blue, riding hood red, tangerine tango (stamped off once), summer sun, baja breeze
Paper: whisper white, chocolate chip
Accessories: aged copper hodgepodge, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon, scallop edge punch
The second challenge (...two turtle doves...) was to place pictures side by side. An optional sketch was provided, which I mostly followed. I found two pictures of my paternal great-grandmother. The quality is horrible! It's probably the result of them being in acid-ridden albums for the past twenty years. I created the page and felt something was missing. I remembered that I had scanned in photos to my genealogy program several years ago. I found a younger picture of her in there and was able to print off a really good picture.
Stamps: Short Order alphabet
Inks: bayou blue, black stampin' journaler
Paper: rose red, bayou blue dsp, baja breeze
Accessories: crop-a-dile, eyelets, love & happiness rub-ons