Here is what I had to start working with:
As I began to look for photos to work with I noticed that the first photo in the first envelope I peeked into perfectly matched the paper on the left. Now I was ready to roll...
I looked for a sketch I could work with and found the perfect one - #116 from Sketches in Thyme.
One of the word challenges on Sunnyside Up Creations was the word "ENJOY". I really did enjoy hearing the beginning of the duPont story and touring where it all began. Which reminded me that there was a brand new challenge blog that opened yesterday called Use Your Words and the very first challenge was to use the word "STORY".
I continued searching my supplies and discovered some Tim Holtz Retro Grunge papers in the same color combo. I chose a sheet to use for my background. I found another with some perfect little squares. As the layout developed I chose some black rickrack, I flipped the journaling card over, stamped it with my favorite Donna Salazar stamp and clipped the corners. I inked the edges of everything. I decided on my title - Enjoy the Story and added it onto the tag with some letters that were a perfect match from a sheet of stickers from 100 Days of Summer that had been laying on my desk forever. I put all that together, added the date that I went and it was beginning to feel complete when I noticed a package of Petaloo flowers that had 2 that were a wonderful match. As I went to take the photo I saw some wonderful little black half pearls and added them. Finally...here is the result -
I can't wait to start working with this batch of photos. The museum was very 'Steampunk' and I don't often get to work in that style so I am expecting to get to play with some different sort of embellishments and mediums. I took several photos so over the next several weeks get prepared to view the duPont story beginning with Hagley - where it all began. I intend to visit the Nemours Mansion and Gardens to hear more of the story of this great Delaware family and of course to take more photos!
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