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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A is for Ancestry/Ancestors

This didn't work out anything like I had intended but having started I was going to finish come what may.  My chosen word was Ancestor as I have a great interest in family having done quite a lot of research into our family trees and being fortunate to own quite a big collection of old family photos. This is a TAP transfer of my great grandparents, unfortunately it didn't work too well, don't think it liked the gesso base,the original photo shows them with all four of their children,the little boy you can just see at the bottom is my grandfather. After doing the transfer I used a die cut of a tree for the family tree ,various bits of stamping and dabbling about with pan pastels to colour.Still not sure about it but hey ho it's done now.

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28 comments:

  1. Don't doubt yourself, Joan, this is so clever..the transfer looks beautifully distressed in keeping with your theme. Ancestor is a brilliant choice. xxx Annie

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  2. Funny how sometimes our work never turns out quite as we anticipated Joan, but I really love what you ended up with here, such a lovely misty ethereal feel.

    B x

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  3. Well I think it is lovely.. just love that vintage aged quality look of your transfer... the addition of the tree... and the other fab details... very clever :)

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  4. This is a wonderful page with great ideas

    chrissie x

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  5. This is lovely - it may not have come out as you wishes but I like the distressed effect of the pic, it gives it a great vintage feel.

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  6. Oh I adore your page, so vintage with a hint of deep lucious colour hinting of the vibrancy of days long gone. The photo transfer is just right too, too perfect wouldn't have gone with the vintageness so well. BJ

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  7. Another beautiful piece of work from you Joan, I love the vintage feel to it. Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Anne x

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  8. It's gorgeous, the layering, the colours ...great in total

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  9. I think this is great! Looks very vintage!

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  10. Love the layers and depth you have created Joan and the family photo is beautiful.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  11. Don't be so hard on yourself Joan! I absolutely love how your transfer turned out - it's perfect for your 'Ancestor' piece. The vintage look is perfect. Have confidence - this is truly fab!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.
    Juliax

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  12. Your photo looks really good in this layout Joan and is just perfect for your theme of ancestry. Its lovely to use authentic pictures in your work. Thanks for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

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  13. A beautiful page with great details. Love the tree.

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  14. Gorgeous, love how you used the old photo.
    Yvonne x

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  15. Fabulous page Joan. Hugs Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Brilliant page and great word to choose. I think your TAP image makes it look ethereal and definitely in the past!

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  17. Your page is gorgeous, love all the detail. The tranfer looks great, very much in keeping with the feel of the page.

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  18. Wow what a brilliant page Joan! Love the old photo and the tree is such a great addition:)
    Val x

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  19. This is so beautiful - I love it! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

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  20. This is truly beautiful Joan and so incredibly personal to you. Brilliant job sweetie.
    Hugs x

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  21. Hi Joan, what a brilliant page, love your take on ancestry! I've been looking around your lovely blog and I see you also make cards and many differend styles. So do I, I just started my own Mixed Media blog, (already had a cardmaking blodg) so I'm a bit of a newby. I became your follower because I really like your work, thanks for the inspiration. If you have time, do pop over for a visit to my blog, you're more than welcome. http://messymixedmediabyfrea.blogspot.nl/
    Hugs Frea

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  22. Oh, this looks fabulous! I think the photo is perfect because it looks aged. So many old photos have tears and stains and bits missing. I'm not saying yours are like that but so many are. I think that goes great with your word. Your whole page looks great!

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  23. It may not be what you had in mind Joan, but its fabulous. Love the aged look the photo has taken on and such gorgeous colours and embellishments.
    Avril xx

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  24. Wow! Great entry! A lot of work here and a beautiful result.

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  25. I love the result! Great page!

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  26. Love your ancestry page, the photo looks great it give a lovely aged effect to the page.

    Sylv xx

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  27. Really love this, well done!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
    Izzy

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