Tuesday, February 26, 2013

generations

This is one more page I decided to work on as a break from the baby's album. I have to say the page looks much better in person than in this photo. It seems like the coloring is harsh here...but it is actually much softer. The layout includes a photo I have had for a long time and had tucked away in an older album to scrap. I used a newer paper that I bought that has the words, "Some people strengthen others by just being the kind of people they are." I got that paper with the sole intention of creating a page about my dad. But I found this photo of my dad and his father sitting in our yard. My dad is holding my little brother who was around a year old then. I love this picture. It is the only one I have seen with my dad and grandfather together. This quote actually is fitting for both of them. My dad is a lot like my grandfather in many ways. Quiet, hard-working, intelligent, introspective, wise. 

Here's a closeup....

I also purposely included the strip of paper that looks like a ruler with a woodgrain. It reminded me of them. My grandfather was a Master Carpenter and my dad is an Electrician who can also build anything. I associate the smell of sawdust and the sound of a hammer and nails with them.

Here's one more closeup of the title...I used some really old rub-on's for the title "Generations:"

"Other things may change us, but we start and end with family."

So true.






Thanks for looking.

Supplies: Kaiser Craft - Sears & Son - Sidecar; Echo Park - This & That - Yardsticks; Echo Park - Victoria Gardens alpha stickers; SEI Mandera Island chipboard journaling tag; Queen & Co Nightfall pearls; Hambly overlays; 7 Gypsies - Nest - quote sticker.

8 comments:

Jingle said...

Very nice layout!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a great layout- love the title work!

thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking the time to write such a kind comment!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Wonderful page! The rub on looks so seamless as if it's part of the patterned paper. These types of photos are such a treasure!

Margie H said...

Great page - love using stash that you already have. That rub on is perfect for this page :)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

That quote is perfect for your page and that photo :)
I love how you used little touches like the ruler strip.

LauraB whosthischick said...

wonderful vintage layout

Julia said...

Lovely layout!!

Madeline said...

What a wonderful page! That photo is a treasure!

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