Wednesday, January 13, 2010

SOUS # 10

Here is my interpretation of Sketch # 10 over at SOUS www.stuckonusketches.blogspot.com


The sketch.... by Becky Fleck....


I have used papers by Black Market Paper Society "Vintage Romance"....


Title and leaves cut from Storybook cart, and flowers by Prima (of course)....

The photograph is my maternal Grandparents, a photograph I didn't realise I had....



I inherited a lot of 'old' photo's, like this one, when my elderly auntie died in 1998 (the best maid in the photo, Gran's sister, she was 91). Anyway, I have looked over the photo's many times, because of course they have no names or dates on them, and only ever recognized my auntie (because I knew her!!)

Gran died when I was two, so I have no memory of her, and Grandpa died when I was six, and I have some memories of him, though few....



Over the past few years I have asked various family members if they had a wedding photo of my Grandparents - nobody did. Since discovering scrapbooking and geneology, my family tree is growing by leaps and bounds.

When this sketch was posted I rummaged through my paper stash and came across these papers by Black Market Society, thought a vintage photo would be appropriate and pulled out the 'old' photo's.

I recognised Grandpa immediately....
Isn't it funny, I have looked at these photo's maybe 50 times since they came to my possession, (I love looking at old photo's!!!) and it never clicked, then suddenly, my heart skipped a beat, I have had a wedding photo of my maternal grandparents for 12 years and didn't know....

Here is that photo....

A new family treasure....

TTFN

Jane xx

10 comments:

Nanne said...

Oh what a stunning layout.. I love those leaves with the flowers.. Amazing layout and loved the way you used the sketch..the sketches get easier and easier to use...
Thank you so much for playing along this week..
hugs
Nanné

Sandy said...

OMGosh...this is fabulous...what a wonderful treasure to find...arn't they a lovely couple...I love your take on the sketch...and I LOVE the phots...just goreous...thanx so much for joining in again...I am so happy to have you as a part of my scrappy life...you are such an inspiration!

Crayola58 said...

Oh my, Janie, this LO is just the most fantastic ... love the papers and the entire design. Isn't scrapbooking the most wonderful thing because it can take our cherished photos and make them so beautifully displayed.
Hugs.
Carole

Leah said...

Jane! This is wonderful! What amazing photos!
I didn't get the whole page down but I scrolled through some of your posts...your year in review and just saw so many wonderfully fun projects!
Just awesome!
Ok so you followed the sketch sooo well and I think you did an awesome job with that...love the papers.
And I adore the snow buddies LO too...I really like how you shadowed your cuts in blue. really pops!

Glad to have you back with us!!!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Janie .. wowowowowow! Love your vintage page .. so great with this sketch. And your story just about made me cry a few tears of joy for you!! Isn't that amazing how God rewards our desires? Keep a scrapping .. I love your work!

Nikki said...

WOW, this is absolutely stunning Jane!! I'm just wowing over and over.
Hugs!
-Nikki

Sharli said...

It's a wonderful layout - and Jane, I'm just nearly in tears about the story (tears of joy!) I'm so happy that you "found" the photo!

I can relate! My maternal grandmother was an early scrapbooker, only she didn't actually note who anyone was or where they were or anything important like that! I have been piecing it together by looking for people that I think I've seen before somewhere . . .

Hugs!

Tammara said...

I love this layout! The papers and embellishments are so perfect with those wonderful photos.

CraftyGirl said...

I absolutley love the vintage look of this LO! Those photos are beautiful and you did such a fabulous job of choosing the papers and colors. Great work!

Fern said...

What priceless photos and what a gorgeous layout to display them!! Jane this is fabulous!!! XX Fern