Created using the Scraps Of Elegance June reveal, Country Charm. Fun, dripping with gorgeous embellishments and interesting little items waiting to transform your papers into art. Please consider joining us. Also want to point out the amazing butterflies included in the kit handmade by Renea Harrison. She does a great job coordinating them perfectly.
We are also having a blog hop with prizes June 2-4. Perhaps you'll win a kit of your own.
Now you may be thinking this is odd paper to go with an odd photo. They just don't make sense. So hear me out and it all will be made clear.
This photo was taken in 1929 and features lovely ladies called the "Spruce Girls". The photo was taken by Vern C Gorst (1876-1953) ca. 1929 in Hoquaim, Washington State.
Lumber was the lifeblood of Hoquiam, Aberdeen, and all of Grays Harbor, Washington. Throughout the first quarter of the twentieth century, Grays Harbor County retained its title as the greatest lumber-producing and lumber-shipping region in the world. To celebrate Wood Week, five young ladies were selected to wear bathing suits made entirely from thin spruce veneer to promote the products of the Washington lumber industry.
Veneer is very thin sheets of wood.
Ouch! Sistah, can you help me with a splinter? LOL
At any rate, these are cool photos I obtained from the University of Washington data files, no copyright.
For this reason, I paired this photo with this wood grain paper. Made sense to me.
I used the sketch of the month by Charlotte Jenkins, suepup, to create this with the wonderful Fabcscraps paper. I also cut a Dusty Attic ATC DA0673 and embossed it with Stampendous aged silver embossing enamel. Cool stuff.
The kit came with a small grapevine wreath that I cut apart, soaked in hot water to make it soft and pliable so as to use as drift wood under the photo. The shells on this layout are ones that I collected at my favorite beach getaway to Naples, Florida.
I thank you kindly.
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