Thursday, September 20, 2012

Scraps of Darkness "MY GUY" Kit Project #3

Hello...hello! Today I'd like to share with you another project I created for Scraps of Darkness using supplies from the September kit "MY GUY".  It revolves around a picture I've wanted to scrap for a very long time.

The photo is of my Dad and his father working in there Gladiola farm in Bath, NY. My grandfather was a professional photographer {specializing in postcards} but in the 1920's stock market crash his business ground to a halt. So what had once been a hobby for him turned to a source of income, selling flowers at a roadside stand. My dad was in his early teens and I believe this photo was also hand colored by my Grandfather. There are still postcards of his photos floating around the Finger Lakes region of NY.

Kit Ingredients used:
Authentique paper ~ Academic
Kaisercraft paper ~ Sears & Son collection
Prima Craftsman paper
Kaisercraft  Sears & Son Die Cuts
Tattered Angels Chalk Glimmer mist
Tattered Angels Natural Elements paint kits ~ Aged Mahogany ~ Granite
TCW Gear stencil
Helmar Acid Free Professional Glue ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Sulky Thread
Janome Memory Craft 6300

If you are looking for a kit club to subscribe to I suggest you take a look at Scraps of Darkness...if grungy & alternative isn't your style there is also Scraps of Elegance for the romantic souls!

Thanks for spending some time with me. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Have an ARTSY day!


  1. Wow!! This is amazing!!! I love love love that photo, the story and loveeeeeeeeeeee the ties!!! I am from that area... I wonder, did he ever pursue a career with Kodak? My entire clan worked there ... and my Mom and Dad met there :)

  2. Martha what a great story, I love your page and the colors are fantastic with your photo! Simply amazing, would love to see some of those postcards!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous photo and love the story! Your layout is fabulous. I love your banner! :)

  4. A beautiful LO Martha and a lovely story. I love all the ties! What a great idea.

  5. Wonderful story, Martha. And the card is beautiful. Great project!

  6. I love the nostalgic look of your project- very nicely done!

  7. Martha, you are just wonderful. I love everything about this; the story, the soft colors, the wonderful dimension you created! Superb


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