Thursday, November 13, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III-Cabinet Cards

As soon as I saw this weeks challenge on Linda's blog, I knew what I was going to do! 

I was gifted a BUNCH of old family photos a few months ago by my Favorite Weird Unkle Grumpz and there was one of my Grandmother and her sisters with their mother in 1923. I wanted to do something with it, but didn't know what. So when I saw the challenge, there was my answer! 

As always, we are working out of the book by Tim Holtz and in addition, he and Mario also provide a very generous prize box to one lucky winner chosen by the Curiosity Crew. We are also sponsored by Inspiration Emporium and they will be providing a $50 gift certificate to one lucky player.

I used some of Wendy Vecchi's Embossing paste thru her checkerboard stencil on my card. An old piece of lace is sewn on the card, and an old button from my stash and I used a small canvas tag for the 1923 date (Tim's Industrious Stickers painted black and wiped off!) and Dina Wakley's Collaged Hearts stamp set. 

From left to right is my Great-Aunt Julia who was a nurse at what was then Mound Park Hospital in St Pete. My Great-Grandmother Laura, who was born on Key West to one of the original settlers of the island. She lived to 103 years old! My Great-Aunt Eloise who was a school teacher and principal. Finally, my Grandmother Sara and she was a school cafeteria worker. 


8 comments:

Marjie Kemper said...

I love that you used a personal photograph, and the way you've embellished the card. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us at CC3C!

Susan said...

This is such a beautiful piece! I always love it when people use family photos in their as you have her! The embellishments are perfect with the photo. Thanks for joining us for this challenge!

Anita Houston said...

Wonderful Sue! Love the photo and the stenciling on the card! Great family heirloom! Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Cabinet Card Pocket challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Candy C said...

Sue...this is awesome! Love the family photograph! Your stenciling and added sewn piece of lace trim really finishes of your cabinet card creation so nicely. Thanks for sharing with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Love that you created something so personal. Its fascinating that our grandmothers were once young women, isn't it? Very cool, thanks for sharing on CC3C!

Karen Garrard said...

Great cabinet card Sue. Love the old family photo too. Karen.x

Rea' said...

This is so special what an awesome way to preserve those special memories ... what a treasure !

crafty creations said...

Brilliant that you were able to use a family photo to produce this wonderful piece of art