When I discovered the challenge with the theme "Captured Memories" requiring the use of a photograph, at Our Creative Corner, I knew exactly what photograph I wanted to use. I absolutely love the photograph of my grandmother, Agnes, and her sister, Clara, which was taken by a professional photographer in the late 1800's. The quality of the photo amazes me and I think their dresses and hats are so elegant. My grandmother married a farmer, so she seldom dressed like that after she was married, although I do have later pictures of her wearing "jaunty" hats when she was dressed in her "Sunday best".
I wanted to achieve an elegant look, so I choose to cut a gold cardstock frame for the photograph, using the Sizzix Ornate Oval Frame die. I mounted the framed photo on a piece of watercolor paper I had sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink and stenciled with a leaf border using Crushed Olive Distress Ink. This was then double matted with Crushed Olive and Seedless Preserves cardstock. The flowers I used for embellishment came from my "stash, as I thought they were the perfect color.
I really enjoyed this project and plan on displaying it on my dining room hutch. I hope you enjoy it too and thanks for stopping by.
I am entering the Captured Memories Challenge at: ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com.at