Saturday, 27 November 2010

Lots to Do - Embossing

Apologies that this week I was not prepared earlier and that ive been so busy that im afraid my entry for Lots to Do - Embossing is one that I made earlier.

My Grandfather James Wilson was the local funeral director here where I live, as was my Great Grandfather before him.

My cousin whilst clearing out his fathers garage ( the garage passed to my uncle from my grandfather) found some old glass slides from a camera with images on them.
Many of you who read my blog regular will remember these slides.

I took them to a specialist developer as they were in perfect condition and had some prints made.
I was overjoyed to find the images of the horse drawn hearse that my great grandfather and grandfather used to use for their business.

We did have the inmage of my grandfather in his funeral dress, so it all came together very well. The photo of the grave , is the grave of my Great Grandparents , so because of the nature of the layout I thought it was fitting to include that too.

I used black embossing powder and some angel images as they always remind me of the angels and statues in graveyards. I used white 12x12 and edged it with a black marker to tie in the old sympathy card that I had included on their aswell.

The addition of the black ribbon behind the photos adds to the sombre feel of the layout.

This is one of my favourite layouts, coming from a line of funeral directors I was always wondering why after all of the hundreds of photos that my Grandfather and his father before him took there were never many of their work. I was overjoyed when Tom found these and I am so pleased at long last be able to see those carriages that are becoming popular for funerals once again.

Thank you for stopping by my blog , I hope you have a nice (all be it cold
and snowy) weekend, and once again apologies that this is one I made earlier.


Rosie said...

It's wonderful, Jaqi

Zoechaos said...

I'm sorry it didn't help did it not knowing the theme this week LOL Your family treasures and memory book are real treasures thank you for sharing your treasure with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

Lorraine said...

excellent layout and congrats on Edie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful LOs

Yvonne said...

It may be late, but it's definately gorgeous, Jaqi!

Basslady said...

your layouts are so fabulous and stylish!

hugs and kisses from germany,

Tora said...

Hello there. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I LOVE it when people take the time to do that, comment on my blog:) I totally envy you of your beautiful work you show here, how you make your photos pop up in the vintage them I wish I knew how to do it like you do, but then I do not scrap with paper only on my laptop with the help of my lost PS4 and now learning to use my PSE6 and doing well with Kim´s help :)

This is brilliant , i love it !