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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

New Challenge at Try it on Tuesday

Hello Everyone. Nice to have you drop in today at Jumbled Crafts. Thank you for being a part of my crafting journey.


Here we are with another challenge at Try it on Tuesday. Thank you to all who joined in last challenge. There were some stunning ideas to inspire everyone. This time we are asking you to use a photograph on your project. Could be old, new, digital, cut from a magazine etc. So lots of ways to find a photograph for the project.
 Great ideas and inspiration from my team mates here so pop along and have a look and leave a comment if you have time.


I made a scrapbook page showing two of my great grandfathers. They are both from my father's side of the family. The one of the left looks just like my dad but the one on the right I know very little about as my grandmother left Ireland with most of her family when she was in her teens and think her mum and dad stayed in Ireland. She didn't talk about them much unfortunately. I had to do quite a bit of work on the photographs as they were taken in the 1880s sometime and the quality wasn't very good. The other things on the page were found in books or online or in my craft stash.


Original photographs

Here is the page in the scrapbook a bit shiny cause it is inside a plastic sleeve

Hope to see your photographs in the challenge

Love Chrissie

22 comments:

  1. Love your scrapbook page, and the photo, ad how you worked on them to make them 'presentable' - a very hamonious and interesting page, love it! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Really nostalgic, interesting page, Chrissie. Gorgeous work.
    Hugs xx

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  3. A beautiful layout Chrissie, I love everything about it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  4. Gorgeous Chrissie, so vintage! hugs :)

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  5. A great scrapbook page and interesting family social history, love the layout and colour, hugs Bee

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  6. Lovely idea to preserve the memories of your 2 great -grandfathers in a scrapbook page. Great work!
    Jane
    www.texturetrail/blogspot. com

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  7. What fantastic idea Chrissie! Love your scrapbook page with memories of your grandfathers and I love the fabulous vintage look.
    Hugs, Mar

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  8. This is fantastic Chrissie ! Such a stunning tribute to your grandfathers... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  9. Love your take on the challenge and the clock gear. Didn't get a chance to get mine done, maybe next week.
    Hugz, Z

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  10. Love how you have made this personal with your relatives. Such a fabulous page Chrissie. Clever use of the birds to draw the eye in too. Nikki xx

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  11. Fantastic page Chrissie. You are lucky to have the family photos, these look great. love the detail and sepia colour tones you used.
    Yvonne xx

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  12. OMW Chrissie! Your vintage scrapbook page is absolutely wonderful, love the photos and all ephemera which
    you used to embellish your LO! Beautiful work! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  13. Fabulous layout for your page, a great way to display these two photographs. Love the added details.
    Avril xx

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  14. Absolutely awesome vintage page design.

    Hugs Diane

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  15. Absolutely awesome vintage page design.

    Hugs Diane

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  16. Awesome page! great work you did with the photos. keeley

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  17. Such a wonderful tribute, Chrissie! Beautifully done!

    Blessings,
    Marianne xx

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  18. You've used these old photos brilliantly, Chrissie. What a nice heritage piece of art!

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  19. Simply amazing!What a treasure!

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  20. Simply amazing!What a treasure!

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  21. How wonderful to have the photos of two of your great-grandfathers, and I'm sure they'd appreciate the job you've done of making their images clearer to travel down the years. The page is just lovely, with the warm sepia neutrals - absolutely great.
    Alison xx

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.