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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 – June: Tinting Old Photo

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Though I’m not totally thrilled with my finished product, I do love anything that has to do with old photos. For such projects, I will always opt to use my own pictures. Through the years, I can imagine grandchildren asking, “Who is that?” and I don’t want the answer to be, “I got that picture from the internet—I don’t have a clue.” But then, when I create a project, I almost always am thinking about who will view it in years to come (truth is, no one may ever see it, but it makes me feel better to think that way, anyway)! Besides, I have SO MANY old photos, and I love them all, so why not use them in special projects!

This particular photo is one of my favorites. The twins in the old “wagon” or “stroller” are my mother and her twin sister (now 84). Their older sister, pulling the wagon, was 12 when they were born. The 28 represents the year the picture was taken. They were born in January 1928, and I believe they are less than a year old in this picture, so I’m relatively certain on the date of the photo.

The metal number 2 symbolizes the twins (of course).

I followed many of the suggestions on Tim Holtz’s blog. I used Bundled Sage and Broken China for the main colors for the tag and trimmings.

PS (Note added 6/6): My mother and her twin have enjoyed discussing and remembering this photo. Mother’s twin remembers that it was actually a lawn mower, not a wagon or stroller. She remembers that you could flip over the mower and the blades would not turn.

16 comments:

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Boy are you on the ball - not even done with the first week of June and you have already done the Tag. Not to mention it is really very cute

Buttons said...

Great entry here Barbara. This is one of the toughest challenges TH has set I think and you have risen to the occasion in supreme style.
Totally agree about the family photos. Have found one this afternoon that will work really well when I pluck up the courage to have a go myself.
Thanks for being so inspiring. Hugs, Buttons x

Lisa H said...

That's wonderful! I love the old photo of your mom and aunt. =)

Hetty said...

What a wonderfu recreation of Tim's tag. Great photo!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is fabulous! And am I understanding that your 96 y/o aunt is correcting your 84 y/o mom and other aunt? How priceless is THAT?!?!?

Barbara said...

Oh, Marjie, I can see how you thought I meant the OLDER sister was correcting the twins! Actually, when I said "my aunt remembers," I was referring to Mother's twin sister. I've reworded it for clarity! Thanks for your comment and encouragement.

Winnie said...

How fun! I love that you have a piece that is special to you and your family. Great that they got to relieve the moment with you. I love the image and how you put the date and "2" for twins and how you tinted it.

Winnie said...

Congratulations on your winning tag!! So happy for you.

ms.espresso said...

you did a fabulous job on this tag, that old photo is perfect for the project :) Congrats on the win!

Linda said...

Great tag! Love the photo. Congratulations on the win. Enjoy your prize xx

Anita Houston said...

Congrats to you! Your tag is fantastic and I love your picture choice! Gorgeous work!!!

AnnieC said...

oh this is so gorgeous, and what a great way to showcase the photo

KropinKat said...

Congrats Barb. The tag is beautiful!!! I agree - always use your own photos and always journal somewhere on the creation!!!

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Great tag. Congratulations!

toni said...

Congratulations ! A great tag, i also really enjoyed using one of my old photos and was lucky enough to be a fellow winner x

Michelle said...

Congrats on your winning tag! I love how you used an original photo and personalized the tag accordingly. Nice job!