This is a photo of my grandmother at about age 16 and circa 1910. I don't know why the photo was taken but am very happy to have a copy none the less.
I intended to enter a March challenge here with this LO but didn't quite finish it in time. Still, it got me out of a scrapping block and allowed me to try with a few new techniques. Some of those even made it to the page - well done or not. As usual, I am never able to envision the final result of a LO. It always ends up differently than I thought it would. This one acquired a lot of purple for instance. I think it was one of her favorite colors though so it was alright in the end.
Let's see... I paint stenciled the photo mat. (I was supposed to try homemade modeling paste but couldn't get the right consistency.) I turned a border punch piece into a circle frame. I stamped across multiple pieces of paper (for the fan). I tried (not quite successfully) the pull back paper technique in order to expose the lacey pieces behind the blue sheet. I spot glued the foliage to create depth. I stitched (again). I think those are all the techniques the challenge suggested.
I also painted the Vintaj metal charm piece a bright gold and then applied a printed clock face and cut the tiny hands myself and applied them to show almost 3 O'clock. I wanted this to represent the impending ending of the childhood of her life. In a couple of years she married my grandfather. The fan has personal meaning to me. I had originally intended to have another metal charm for this but ended up constructing it myself. It sparkles better IRL.
Colored Flowers and butterfly were both from Recollections collection, the foliage and fan shapes were cut by the Silhouette SD, Blue washi tape was by Recollections, PP's were by The Paper Studio (Tattered and Worn Collection)