Thursday, 11 May 2017

ELEGANT ANCESTORS with some grunge too :) and faces tag

I've been interested in Genealogy for many years and love looking at treasured family photos and documents.
For AJJ 'Elegance and Grunge'  theme today I have an elegant and grungy piece using a lovely photo of one of my husbands ancestors.

The print I did was in black and white in the middle some photo paper and then I added colour using Prima water soluble oil pastels and pan pastels and went around some of image with black Stabilo all pencil. Then I stamped around  photo using Kaisercraft ‘Windsor’ and ‘Film edges’ stamps. Next I added a couple of digital additions:  a quote and flowers - the quote font: is called ‘Allura’ and the flowers I made from one of my own photos of  Osteospurnums and a threshold effect applied. And lastly a thin digital blue border was added.     

the original before the digital additions
I also have a  tag for Tag Tuesday where the lovely Chrissie is hosting the theme of 'faces' .
For my tag I used some distress oxides on background, a foam stamp by La Blanche, a couple of 3d stickers and a silk flower I re-coloured and added a gem too and at the bottom is a piece of  antique lace.
thanks for stopping by
hope you have a great day
Gill x


  1. WOW Gill... I adore all this clever techniques you used on the page and on the tag!
    Both pieces are just WONDERFUL!
    You are a great inspiration always and I have to say >>thank you Gill<< once again for being such a fantastic host of Art Journal Challenge!♥♥♥
    Happy rest of your week !
    oxo Susi

  2. What a great page and wonderful to add family photographs to projects. I love to see those.

    A wonderful tag with a beautiful design

    Thank you for joining us at Tag Tuesday

    Love Chrissie. X

  3. Ooooh double eye candy, love them both Gill ;)
    Donna xx

  4. Wow, you have been busy! Your page is stunning and I really enjoyed hearing how you created it and the story behind it with the link to your family! Those stamps are wonderful and combined with your photograph give a lovely vintage steam punk feel to the piece 😊. And then your tag has a wonderful dreamlike quality, beautiful! Hope you have sunshine where you are, it's hot and sunny here and we are off for a walk with a friend soon. Wishing you a fun week and weekend! J :-)

  5. Great how the blues next to the persons give it such a vintage feel and the yellow makes it more grunge and modern!

  6. Fantastic journal page, love the images you used. Great tag, too, and thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday, much appreciated. Hugs, Valerie

  7. Its a fantastic photo you used on your page Gill. They look a very handsome couple as my gran used to say. The tag looks beautiful, its a lovely stamped image.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Love these elegant ancestors Gill. 😀 I love how you used them and those fun colors on your page. Just perfect. Hoping now thT I am home I can get in and play in a few days. Hope all is well. Hugs erika

  9. Lovely face tag - I love the look of the Distress Oxides!

  10. HI Gill I have to say wow to that first piece you can see the amount of work you have put in to that piece and it is stunning, so grungy just wonderful.
    You know me and tags and this is a tag to be proud of I love all the texture that you have included along with the layers. xxxxRia

  11. I love this journal page so much - great digital additions to an already wonderful page! Your tag is fantastic - I wonder who she is looking for! Chrisx


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