Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ancestry


This ATC was made for the Created Byhand black and white challenge for Tuesday.
The image on the ATC was from my Grandparents wedding picture ( I just cut out and changed the background) .
The picture was taken sometime between 1914 - 1918 in the Netherlands. They immigrated to Canada about 1925 with 3 children. The youngest at the time was my father aged 2 years. The buckles on my grandfathers belt are made of solid hammered silver and on my grandmothers lace headpiece at the very front (only the left one is really visable) are what they called butterflies (I believe) which are of hammered gold. They went on to have 7 more children (10 in all) after they came to Canada. The first one was a girl followed by 8 boys and the last being another girl. That is just a bit of my ancestry to share with you.

8 comments:

Kelly said...

beautiful!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is fantastic. Great card. Love it.

City Kitten Cards said...

Sandy this is lovely - such a wonderful picture of your ancestors it makes the work so much more personal!

Dani D said...

so great idea

Rosie said...

Now that's a really interesting tale... how marvellous to have that pic in your ancestry. Charming - thanks for sharing!

Quietfire Style said...

Wonderful! Great card! Thanks for taking the challenge.

Deborah said...

There's a black and white challenge on Two Peas, with a chance to win some Quietfire rubbah. You can even use the card you did for this challenge!

Here's the thread

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/mb.asp?cmd=display&thread_id=2479767

barnie said...

A wonderful black&white ATC, love the big swirl.