My entry for the July Scrap Around the World challenge.
The layout features an old photograph of my parents and my uncle and aunt. The occasion was a picnic housewarming celebration for another aunt and uncle who were recently married. My parents are in the middle of the photograph, and although my Mom turned her head at the wrong moment, I just love the way her hair drapes over her face! And look at the clothes! White bucks, pressed trousers and tie on my uncle, and lovely dresses with pearls on the women! Who would wear clothes like that at a picnic now days?!
I tried to capture the feel of a summery, warm afternoon, relaxed and happy atmosphere. I began by working on my background with inks and sprays, building up layers of color slowly to achieve a vibrant yet soft atmosphere. (if that is possible?!) Then I added molding paste through various stencils and applied more colors. The photo was layered over different postcards and papers. I used dried and pressed flowers, ferns, weeds, grasses, pods, along with some fussy cut elements and bits of crochet to embellish the page and give it that rich, summer feeling of a grassy meadow.
Many thanks to all who may look at my page and leave a comment. Please know that I appreciate this so very much!