Monday, February 15, 2010

Blue Moon challenge #1.

Blue Moon Scrapbooking is having their very first challenge! Use a vintage photo and a doilie.

Easy & fun!!

This challenge prompted me to go get some copies made of some old photos that I had. When I wasn't satisfied with the results (this is a one horse town...only one choice for photo restoration), I came home and had a gripe session to the hubs and anybody else who would listen. ;)

After that, I thought...Patti, why don't you learn how to scan and fix photos yourself?

So, yesterday I went to Staples and bought PSE8, a scanner, and while I was there, I got more ink for my printer. I am ready. I am set.

The scanner part is wicked easy! I have found an on-line tutorial for the PSE. It takes 2 hours. I plan to complete the tutorial today.

My mom is so happy that I now have a scanner. She is busy sorting through lots of old photos and has a pile for me to scan. (how cute is that?)

My lo is a photo of my mother, taken when she was 8 months old.
(I love that her name & age are hand written on the back of the original photo in my grandma's handwriting.)

~please click for a nice, big view~

I used a Basic Gray doilie...and yes, I had to use the entire doilie. I backed it with a piece of brown bazzill and inked it with Tim Holtz vintage photo (perfect, right?) ink. More BG, and a bit of g*c*d pp, a prima, cut out bird from a MM tag, vintage beaded button from my son's girlfriend (she is always giving me cute found things to use), HS sticker hand stitched w/dmc, cotton trim (RAK from my friend Kayla), 7 Gypsies circle die, TH grunge letters painted with TH Distress crackle paint, TH grunge butterfly w/glitter and Queen & Co. pearls, and finally a tiny metal rattle charm that I've had in my stash forever.

I'm excited to show this lay-out to my mom and want to thank everyone at Blue Moon for the fun challenge!



SAR girls said...

Oh man, I love the vintage feel of this, Patti! Your mom will love it and so will Blue Moon!

mustangkayla said...

Wowza Patti! FAB layout! Its just beautiful!

Melonie said...

Gorgeous Patti!

pamala said...

ummmmm, Flipping Fabulous!!!!! LOVE it! Beautiful. Have fun with your new scanner you clever girl you!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

omygosh!!! patti!!! this is gorgeous!! i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that photo of your mama and love love love love love the colors and the layers!!! thanks soooooooooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Patti my friend! How amazing this is!!!! I love the crackle effect, you've got vintage style down!!!