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Saturday 3 November 2012

Three Generations / Six Generations CSI Challenge # 43

For this weeks CSI challenge I have been working with this photo of my ancestors.

There are three generations shown here and and one element of the challenge was to use an older photo and tie the past together with the present in your journalling. So the writing explains the family link between the folk in the photo and then goes on to explain how the family now has a further three generations (see below). My journalling is framed which was another element and I have hidden it under the photo, which folds open to show my scribbles and a family tree.

These are the colours for this weeks challenge:  Black Tie Event, Lemon Chiffon,  Green Grace,  Alabaster Elegance & Fancy Foliage. 

I used these evidence elements:

Damask - the Glitz Design paper from the Love Games collection.
Ribbons - ribbon with shell and bead trimming and tape measure tape.
Frame -  black Bazzill frame cut with Marianne Designs Die used behind photo for journalling.
Foliage - and flowers cut with various punches and Marianne Dies in green Bazzill and Basic Grey papers.
Something transparent  -   Acetate film strip.
Patterned brad - Basic Grey
Flourishes - cut with Marianne die and Green Bazzill
A Black-and-white patterned paper - The Glitz Design paper.

Here is my journalling, visible by opening up the hinged photo. It reads:

"This photo shows three generations of the family. My mother Mary Holder is the little girl on the far right. Next to here is her cousin Patricia Coppin. Next to Pat is her mother Gladys (Humm) Coppin. In the big chair is Gladys' mother Susan (Dunn) Humm. At the far left is Susan's eldest daughter Winifred    (Humm) Holder (Mary's mother and my grandmother). 
They are all sitting in the garden of 'The Bird In Hand' Public House, where Gladys and her husband Charles and Pat lived at the time. Bickley near Bromley.
Today Mary is a great grandmother to two (Jamie and Jessica Prior), grandmother to five Mark and Sam Prior, Andrew, Emily and Catherine Cooper) and mother to three Lynn (me), Sylvia and Robert Banks." 
Then I drew a basic family tree to explain the links.

Other items used are Serendipity papers by Basic Grey (green and yellow)
Crate Paper - Portrait Collection - Honeymoon and sticker border
Tim Holtz Distress Stains - Black soot and Shabby Shutters
Bazzill - Black and green
Flat Backed pearls and gems
Perfect Pearls
Paper blossoms - Wild Orchid Crafts
Sticker '3' from a sheet by Echo Park
American Crafts - Alphabet stickers
Martha Stewart - Round the page punch - Cherish
Lots of chalk and distress inks.

Another great challenge, this week.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

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