This month at ARTastic the challenge is to use "Mother and Sarah Admiring the Baby" by Mary Cassatt as your inspiration. As an extra challenge you can use a single photo of a mother holding a baby, lace somewhere on the page, and something orange.
I decided to bust out my baby book and salvage some of the photos from the dreaded magnetic album.
Of course they were stuck tight, but luckily for me I have un-du which is the best for getting your photos out in one piece.
I scanned a few photos of my mom and I so I could do some cropping and color correction. I know the challenge asked me to use a single photo, but most often I like using lots of photos on one page (Corey's favorites are always ones with multiple photos too. He's cute.).
And I know the challenge asked me to use lace, but I had a frame that looked like lace so I used it. Also if you look close you may be able to see the lace curtains in our old living room.
Since these photos are from the 70s I decided to combine orange, pink, and green: orange for the challenge (and I love it), pink for the cute one month old girl, and green for the groovy couch we used to have (and I like how the green and orange look together in the painting)!
Rick rack, paisleys, and a felt flower complete my homage to the 70s!
The title is a rub-on. I hate rub-ons because I usually mess them up. But I have a bunch left from when I was buying them and not using them, and someone gave me a good tip...don't use the popsicle stick they give you with the rub-ons. Use a bone folder instead. I have had better luck with the bone folder, but I still refuse to buy another rub-on!
The journaling I did with the tiny letters is what my mom wrote on the back of all the photos.