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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lake Tishigan Layout for my Mom's 100th Birthday


This month marks my mother's 100th birthday.  She lived a very long life, but didn't reach this milestone.  It's only fitting that my layout  photo is of ma enjoying herself at my aunt's summer home on Lake Tishigan.  Based on a guess as to the age of my cousin in this photo, I'm assuming the photo was taken around 1940.

I used this week's wonderful Thursday sketch from Pages In Time.  I had just come across the Graphic45 Boardwalk paper that had sea horses on one side (not my favorite) BUT also the most amazing two inch squares on the flip side.  It was too good to be true that the sketch fit into my plans perfectly.

Due to time constraints earlier in the year, I didn't get in on any inchie and twinchie swaps.  So I decided to take the plunge and make my first twinchies.  These images actually are mounted on twinchie matboard squares.  In the photo, my mom is on the far left and her sister Phyllis is next to her.  The shells and macrame (around the circle) are from Phyllis' loose bits and pieces in her jewelry stash.  The macrame was made either by her or by my Aunt Alfreda whose husband and daughter are in the photo.  I repurposed a black net vegetable bag for the twinchie on the right. I used a watercolor pencil to accent the backgrounds on the left and right twinchies and color the dock in the center twinchie.








Materials used:  Graphic45 patterned papers, K&Company Tommy's Toys Red Linen Printed Flat Paper, Doodelbug black felt alphas, Maya Road mini chipboard alphas with Tim Holtz for Ranger Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, Jesse James & Co Buttons Dress It Up: In the Depths, Stampin' Up tab punch

16 comments:

MommaSaid said...

This is a gorgeous piece! Quite inspirational, too. Twinchies, you say?

Terry said...

You sure made this layout a family keepsake! Beautiful! Love that you used stash from your Aunt's jewelry box. Love this!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love the photo and loving the shells!!! Thanks for the visit and comment on my Blue Moon blog post!! I really appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee your COKE background...very cool! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lori said...

Wow, another gorgeous layout, Helene! Love the paper, and the photo really tells a story. Your twinchies are GREAT! :)

Linda Cain said...

Simply Wonderful!!!!! I LOVE it all. Your Mom would be proud.

Linda

Betty Anne said...

Wow I just love this layout. I am a huge Graphic 45 fan and heritage pages are always my favorites. You did a fantastic job on this weeks PIT sketch.

Scrapamum said...

Such a fabulous LO!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

just beautiful and so special!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs,
Marie

SusanK said...

Bet mom's having a blast pointing out all your lovely work to her angelic friends! Great job and you inspire me to work on my own family photos. But when can I throw away the clock and calendar so I can work on them and not have other things to do????? vbg

Lynn Stevens said...

I'm sure shes looking down and smiling at your tribute to her, great photo and layout and a wonderful rememberance of your mom!

The Paper Princess said...

What a lovely tribute to your mom!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Lacee broyles said...

Girl I'm loving all these old pics!!!!!!!!! Awesome!!!!

Rainbow said...

Wow I love all these pics!!!! great use of the Graphic 45 papers!! Love this so much!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How special this is, I luv it!

scrappygal said...

Gorgeous lo!! I love it!!

miscanthuscrafts said...

brilliant LO. X

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