Monday, May 23, 2011


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.


mandysea said...

very sweet photos! The trims are perfect for it!

Cecelia said...

Beautiful! I have photos exactly like that but have not been brave enough to try and take them out. I love old photos! Love your dp. Thank you for joining us over at ARTastic! Have a great evening;0)

Hugs xx
Cecelia B

ps...I have candy over at my blog!

Michelle said...

Oh don't we all h ave old albums like that! Isn't un-do a grea product. You have created a lovely LO for this challenge using those gorgeous old photos. Well done!
Michelle :) xx

amanda73 said...

this is gorgeous, love all the photos, thanks for playing along

aussiescrapper said...

Oh wow, this is just beautiful, the photos are gorgeous, I love the papers you have used, stunning entry. Mel - Artastic

Maggie said...

There really is a 70's feel to this page. The dp and the colours are perfect for these photos :)

Peggy said...

You really managed to capture that 70's feel! Everything works together very well, great job!
Thank you for joining us over at ARTastic.
xxx Peggy

Shazza said...

Hi Nicole!

Great job with our challenge at ARTastic this month :)Its come together fantastically!!!

RobinJ said...

Wonderful LO, Nicole! Love the great background paper and your lovely pictures, especially the lacy framed one that coordinates so well with the background PP. Thanks for joining us over at ARTastic!
Hugs, RobinJ