21 February 2015

Vintage Skegness ...

Such a pretty colour board on Scrap Much this month - I just couldn't resist using it for a page.



I played up the blue and green tones and added highlights in the pink/red.  I used the neutral as my background paper.


I love working with older black and white photographs - I find there is just so much character to be found in them.  They truly were snippets of everyday life.  Many photographs I have from my parents and my husband's parents are the "street" variety.  Professional photographers would take random photos of people passing by and then sell these photos on.  Owning your own camera was rare in those days and this was a great way of securing an image or two for little cost.

This photo is of my MIL and her sister walking down the street at Skegness, a popular summer holiday destination on the east coast of England.  

I am also submitting this page to the February challenge at Scrap it With Attitude which, yes you guessed it, is a vintage one.

5 comments:

Sandy Ross said...

Love the vintage feel of your layout! You nailed it girl! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with ScrapMuch?!

Laura said...

Oh this is just so pretty, love the way you used the colour and how fresh you b/w photo looks on your page! Thanks for joining us at ScrapMuch?!

Tiiu said...

Beautiful layout! I love that black and white photo. It really pops so nicely from the patterned papers. I also like that you used a vintage photo, with modern papers, and it totally worked. Thank you for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?

Elaine said...

I love the 'feel' of this layout. The black and white photo really makes the page. Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?

Danie Ramirez said...

Beautiful choice to make your vintage photo pop off the page!!
Thank you for joining us at ScrapMuch?