In this LO, I did a lot of distressing, inking and machine stitching of the K & Co pp (Life's Journey). I did some research on Internet to find a song from the 1920's to use as a title, and came up with one called, "Ain't We Got Fun". The embellies that I used here are a piece of antique scrap (from my Grandmother, Letitia's collection), chipboard gates by Scrap FX, antique lace, Prima Flowers, ticket by TH (Adage Tickets) and ribbon from my LSS, The Crafty Scrapper, in Waxahachie, Texas. I crackle Painted the gate and border punched (EK Success)around the pictures. The title was printed, using the font, "Carbon Type", then I cut the words apart, wet distressed them, inked them and popped them up for emphasis.
These two pictures are from my mother's collection. They are not in focus, but the story they tell inspired me to create a LO about them. By studying the photos, I determined that Granny had been in the kitchen when she and my grandfather stepped outside to have a picture made. Apparently, the first picture had been taken before she insisted on taking the apron off for the picture. When she had the apron off, my grandfather proceeded to put it on, which made Granny laugh! I love that some of his sense of humor is revealed through these pictures, as he passed away before I was born.
The journaling says, "Come outside and have your picture made with me, Letitia, dear."
"Ebert, let me take this apron off so I'll be more presentable in the picture."
"Like this, my sweet?"
I believe that the photos were taken during my grandparent's courtship. Circa 1919
This LO is entered in the August Heritage Challenge.