The latest theme from Simon Says Stamp & Show blog is 'yesteryear'. I'm guessing that April 1882 will qualify. I took a picture of my great-grandmother at age 16 (1866-1939) and enlarged it. I didn't like the black mat so I painted it with gesso then added plenty of Bundled Sage, Brushed Corduroy and Forest Moss distress inks. The original photo is now grayish-green on a pinkish-orange chipboard background. I looked at the colors on the color wheel and decided that a sage green and grayish lavender would work nicely with the photo.
Wendy's 'Be Happy...Make Art' provided the image for the grungepaper flower (Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Milled Lavender). I stamped two images then layered them, cutting apart the flowers for more layering with grungepaper scraps in between the layers. On vellum I stamped Wendy's German text in Black archival, distressed with several brown distress inks then wadded up for even more dimension. My great-grandmother was born in Germany and only spoke German so this was perfect. I added a Maya Road Bingo piece (16) sanding it before gluing it down on the vellum piece.
Tim's flourish and ticket dies were cut from a sample tag of Scribble Stain Distress (Tim's technique from his latest book). The flowers (smallest die from 'Tattered Florals') were cut from sage green grosgrain ribbon then tapped onto a brown distress ink. They frayed without any help from me. Tim's brads form the flower centers.
I don't know the font that was used on the ticket die but I really love it. There is no info on the bag as to the manufacturer or any other info. The numbers are separate stamps but the months are spelled out...no separate letters, darn it. I stamped 'April' in Wild Honey distress ink and '1882' in Coffee archival.
We have only a few pictures of Regina, as an older woman, so I'm ecstatic to have found this one from her youth. It does pay to look through older collections...you just never know who you'll find in a photograph.