Saturday, 15 December 2012

50 - CSI challenge, Heritage

The design team have a wide variety of takes on this challenge.  The colours lend themselves to any photo.  Why not pop over and have a look at some of the art. 

When I saw this palette, my mind turned immediately to vintage and this particular photo.  I wanted to create the type of padded photo frame I have seen on vintage family photos.   I used some damask curtain material from my Mother's stash.

Something Metal - Button and Cog
Something shiny - glimmermist on the frame

I chose to list eight important things about the topic.  I found it difficult to stop at eight, so there are a few extras points listed.


My Grandfather William Ryan was a third generation Australian.  His Grandfather, Michael Andrew, had emigrated from Plymouth on Christmas day 1850, arriving in South Australia on the “Osceola” on 6th April 1851.  Michael’s place of origin was Tipperary in Ireland.  Like so many Irish people during that time, he and his family were literally starving, due to the failure of their potato crops.  During the potato famine, Irish people in the countryside tried to live off wild blackberries, nettles, roots and weeds.  Those on the coast foraged for sea weed. There were fish in the deeper waters off the coast, but too far out for the tiny cowhide fishing boats, known as Curraghs. Potato had been their staple diet and when the blight obliterated their crops, they were forced to leave family and friends in the hope of a better life in Australia. My Great, great Grandfather, was 15 years old when he set off into the unknown.  With this family history, my Grandfather inherited a legacy of hard work and making do with very little.  He and his wife had nine children and managed to keep food on the table, but there was never any money left over for fripperies. Despite the hardships, my Mother described him as a loving man with a great sense of humour. Here his is with his brothers, Jim on the left and Peter on the right.  I like to think I can see hope shining in their eyes. 
Circa 1900 Journalling  9/12/2012

A couple of close ups
The Hope tag is from an ancient "Kay" sticker sheet

I had fun making the rosettes with a Tim Holtz Die - so easy

The little booklet tucked under the frame contains the journalling

Thanks for dropping in and for any comments you may care to leave.  I appreciate each and every one of them.

Little Yellow Bicycle - Winterings
Martha Stewart Punch - Vintage Floral
Basic Gray - Beckham Alphas
Kaszazz - Fancy Flourish Stamp
Kay - Marcella, sticker
Prima, leaves
Bazzil - cardstock
Derivan - Impasto
Tim Holtz - mini gears
KaiserCraft - white paint
Ranger Dabber - Hazelnut
Ranger distress stain - Pumice Stone
Tim Holtz -Mini Rosettes
Tim Holz - washi tape
Graphic 45 - Buttons
K&Co - metal key
Vintage Buttons
Vintage - string
Tattered Angels - Glimmer mist, Creme de Cocoa
Cheery Lyn Die - English Tea Party
Scrap Matts - Chipboard photo frame -
Color Box Chalk ink - Dark brown

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Helen. This palette is gorgeous for that photo. Your journaling is fabulous and love the details.