Friday, September 5, 2014

Louisiana Gentlemen

Hi everyone!  Thanks for the visit to my scrapbook blog.
I created a masculine LO with a photo that I estimate was taken in the early 1900’s. These gentlemen appear to have on their ‘Sunday best’ – suit, white shirt, tie and a hat.
The good looking guy on the right is my Great Uncle Bruce Hebert (my Mom’s uncle/her mother’s brother)! You can tell he must have had blue eyes. 
For those not familiar with southern pronunciations, Hebert sounds like "a bear".

I’ve always LOVED how everyone back in the early days of photographing would have such stiff poses.  Perhaps they were instructed to be super still so the photo would come out clear.  Also, the faces always seem to be serious instead of relaxed and smiling.   I really LOVE vintage photos like this!  They are just too cool!  So awesome especially when it’s your own family!

The Bo Bunny ‘Weekend Market’ papers were perfect for this masculine LO – in particular, the “Antique” paper with all the card file drawers.  I finally got the nerve to try a LO on this paper....after gaining inspiration from a wonderful lady, Nancy Smith.  She is an awesome artist and has a very cool blog at  Check it out!
I’ll say it once again and a hundred more times that using Lindy’s StampGang sprays really enhance your layouts. I sprayed the papers and some flowers in this LO.  : )    I really enjoy using them.  I also used black gesso to make the splatters seen all over the photo and papers. 
I learned this technique by contacting Pascale B - France.  She is such a huge inspiration to me.  Visit her totally awesome blog!
Using distressed inks helped the photo & papers look even more vintage!
A list of all the embellishments I used is listed below. 

I had lots of fun creating this LO - adding more and more elements as I progressed.  I love digging through my stash...and my dear mother's see what will fit with the LO theme.
Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderfully great day!  Lisa : )

This close up shows just what difference Lindy's sprays can make in your project!
Side by side proof of the same flower by Prima - WOW!
Had to show a close up of the photo.  It's so cool!

Products Used:

Scanned photo
    -glued to chipboard & Fiskars large rounder punch used
Bo Bunny Weekend Market collection – “Antique” (main LO page)
Bo Bunny Double Dot Designs – “Chiffon Vintage” (dotted paper underneath)
    -Lindy’s Starburst sprays “Edelweiss Moss Green” & “Canna Lily Burnt Orange”
    -Bo Bunny Stamps: Distressed Textures & Stained Textures
    -Black Gesso & water (splashed dots)
Echo Park Paper Co. Times & Seasons collection – “Journaling Cards” (under the photo) & “Date to Remember” (on the side)
    -EK Success “Round Binding Edge” punch
Spellbinders “Antique Tags One” die – Title
    -lace heavily sprayed with Lindy’s Moon Shadow Mist ‘Van Dyke Sepia’
Inks: Chestnut pigment ink by Recollections; Vintage Photo & Antique Linen distress inks by Tim Holtz
    -inks used on edges of the papers and photo
Michael’s $1 bin – Fleur de Lis wood mounted stamp
    -Lindy’s embossing powder “Hollyberry Red Gold”
Karen Foster Design metal license plate “Louisiana”
Embellishments – Bead Landing (Michael’s jewelry section)-hinges, rulers, gears, domino; The Paper Studio Spare Parts-metal arrow & ‘keys’ washi tape; Momenta bottle cap; large red button tucked behind the journaling card paper that I found in Mom's sewing stash
Hobby Lobby - weaved ribbons
Prima ‘Engraver’ collection (large key print flower)
    -sprayed with Lindy’s Starburst sprays “Edelweiss Moss Green” & “Canna Lily Burnt Orange”
    -Spellbinders “Foliage” die
The Paper Studio flowers – green & red
    -red one spritzed with Lindy’s Starburst “Canna Lily Burnt Orange”
    -sewed in the center of the flower a very cool metal button from my dear mother’s button stash
Prima wire thread – ink black


  1. beautiful page, love the design, photo, pprs, colors, and flowers, spraying!

  2. wow loveeeeeeeeeeee this earthy rustic creation, spectacular pic xoxo


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