Monday, November 17, 2014

Cabinet pocket cards

I have a lot of cabinet card photos in my family history collection so having Tim create pockets we could use with new photos was a great idea!  The current CCC3 challenge is to use a cabinet card in your art.  Tim has 2 sizes; I chose the smaller one for my project.

6x6 grungebook page (TH92879); Vintage Shabby Paper Stash; Mini Cabinet Cards (TH93118); distress paint (Antique Linen, Spun Sugar); archival inks (Jet Black, Fern Green, Watering Can); Nature Walk (CMS181); distress ink (Tattered Rose, Gathered Twigs, Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar); clear embossing powder; Hero Arts alpha & numeric stamps; Studio 490 stencils (Classic Words, From The Garden); Studio 490 Metallic Silver Embossing Paste; Studio 490 stamp (Art Parts LCS014)silk ribbon; Remnant Rub (TH93120); EKSuccess Scrabble Crossword Stamps

Not only do I get a challenge project completed but I scrapbook a part of my life.  The entry also allows me the chance to win some goodies from Tim & Mario (as chosen by the Curiosity Crew) and a $50 gift certificate from The Inspiration Emporium, this week's sponsor.

The grungebook page was painted with a base coat of Antique Linen Distress paint; distressed the edges and rubbed Gathered Twigs Distress Ink along them.  Studio 490 Leaf Spray was stenciled in the two left corners; and a Studio 490 frill was stamped in Spun Sugar over the spray.

The decorative cardstock was trimmed to size, distressed the edges with the sanding block then added Tattered Rose and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks to the white edges. Stamped the date in Fern Leaf Archival Ink at the top; embossing paste the word at the bottom.  Added a photo of the bowl (same as in the photo) and a stamped and embossed image of a spoon.

Aged the cabinet card, added the photo, faux Scrabble tiles and Remnant Rub.  The bow is attached to a colored and distressed tag that tells the story behind the photo.   

This picture was taken in the kitchen of my maternal grandparents' home in northwestern Illinois.  I've eaten many a meal at that table..which is still in the family.  The bowl is part of a set that they acquired when going to the movies back in the '30s and '40s.  The flatware is Queen Bess Silver Plate.  When my grandparents died I was given the dishes and flatware.  The dishes only come out on special occasions because they are not dishwasher-safe.  The flatware requires silver polish periodically but we use it every day.  Thank you, grandpa and grandma, for giving me such wonderful, lasting memories!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful rendition of the CC3C challenge. I love it!

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  2. Susan...this nostalgic look back at you as a toddler is darling. I love your use of Tim's cabinet card here. You've really created a very cute vintage page for your book. SO CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing your art and your recollections of your childhood at Grandma and Grandpa's house with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  3. You are precious in this photo! LOVE the spoon too. Great project! Thanks for much for playing along with us on the Cabinet Card Pocket challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  4. Love the fact that you used the Cabinet Card project to make a scrapbook page! That photo of you is so sweet with perfect embellishments to go along with it! Thanks for playing along with us!

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  5. Oh Susan, this is wonderful! Love the photo and how fun that you stenciled in 'Vintage' as part of your title. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

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  6. Susan, this vintage layout/page is adorable! Great photo of you as a child!

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  7. Great job! I love the idea of putting the card on the cover of your album...

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  8. such a wonderful, nostalgic piece!

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