When my Dad came to visit over the winter he brought a folder of photos and notes from his genealogy research. I spent some time scanning photos and now need to get them scrapbooked. I just love old family photos - they can tell us so much about our history and where we came from.
This page has a photo of my great-grandmother and grandmother. The photo would be early 1920's. My grandma would have been 3 or 4 years old at the time - isn't she adorable? I find it amazing how similar my sister looked at the same age, although it might just be the pageboy haircut.
I wanted to draw the eye to Gramma so I added some colour to her sweater (using Photoshop). This is the first time I've tried this and I'm quite pleased with the result. To embellish the page, I made my own flower embellishments by fussy-cutting some of the flowers out of the patterned paper. There weren't enough flowers on the sheet so I scanned it, used Photoshop to isolate the flowers, adjusted their size and then printed them off. I added some fabric leaves from my stash and then layered everything onto the page using pop-dots. I finished off with a few green pearls to add a bit of bling (everything needs bling) and then a raised journaling square.