Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Darby Women

I’ve been playing with the colorization feature of PSE 2020 and came up with this image featuring my grandmother (second from left), her sister (last on the right) and her sisters-in-law, taken around 1948. If you take a good look at the photo, you can see that this process isn’t perfect (and I don’t have the patience to do much beyond the basic steps), but I love how it adds so much life compared to the original black & white.

Très Jolie’s May Kit, featuring the Hazy Street collection from Craft O’Clock, with the browns and teals and background images is perfect for heritage layouts.
I decided to use Sheet #6, with the light background texture in the center and the darker details around the edges for my base. The circle was cut from Sheet #3. I love the varied shades of brown; I found the image too busy for a full page, but perfect as a frame.
The lace is a piece from my stash. It’s actually white; I dunked it into a mug of coffee to turn it into aged perfection.
I started to “unbrighten” a few of the flowers with Distress stain. The results were much darker than I had planned, so I soaked them into that coffee mug. This removed some of the mist and left a very pretty shade of brown on teal.
The rest of the flowers (and leaves) were also given a coffee dunking and allowed to dry.
The tag in the background isn’t glued down. I decided to jot down the full names of the ladies and tuck it behind the photo: a rare bit of journaling on my part.

A few closeups:



***Très Jolie May Kit***
Craft O’Clock – Hazy Street Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet #6  – CC-HS-MM02-06
Craft O’Clock – Hazy Street Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet #3 – CC-HS-MM02-03
Craft O’Clock – Hazy Street Collection – Bonus Sheet – CC-ZD-HS-MM02
Little Birdie – Handmade Flowers – Elsie Collection – Arctic Ice – 10 Pcs #CR69404
Little Birdie – Handmade Flowers – Valerie Collection – Moon Light – 14 Pcs #CR69659
Melissa Frances – Vintage Resin Applique – Cameo Assortment #

Hug Snug – Seam Binding – White

Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Coffee #AIP06640
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Spray Stain – Gathered Twigs #TSS42310

EK Success – EK Tools – Nesting Punch – 3/8 Inch Circle #54-10061
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Paper Distresser #TON-370

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.

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