Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Hitchcock Twins

     I love these old pictures of my great grandmother Genevive Hitchcock and her sister Henrietta. I found them at my grandmother's when we were cleaning out her house and instantly claimed them as my own! They are very old prints and very thick, much thicker than a postcard would be. I love that they are engraved on the bottom with the Studio's information, including an address in Springfield, MA. I might have to look the address up to see what is currently there :)

     The title for this layout is pretty simple yet I couldn't just call it 'The Twins' since twins run on both sides of my family (a fact I LOVE to tell my husband about :) ) and there are more sets of twins in the family. So, I put the full family name so future generations will be able to tell which twins they are. I wish I knew more about these two girls but I only met my great grandmother once and she was already in a nursing home at the time with severe dementia. I was very young and don't remember much about the visit except handing her a potted plant to put on her windowsill

     I love these Glitz Papers that came in my monthly FOTM kit from The Scrap Room. At first I was a little hesitant to use the full sheet of patterned papers as my background but when I saw how well it went with these pictures I just had to do it! I love the gorgeous vintage quality of these papers and the butterflies were perfect for scrapping a layout about these two young girls. When I found the current challenge on the Glitz Blog to include clusters in a layout, I knew I was on the right path!
Materials Used: Glitz 'Laced With Grace' PP from The Scrap Room May FOTM kit, Bazzill CS, Pink Paislee metal butterfly charm and butterfly clear pop, Fiskars 2", 1.5" and 1.25" punches for rolled flowers, Thickers 'Sunrise' alphas in black, Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas, Tim Holtz 'Styled Labels' die, Zig journaling pen in 05 black, Colorboc chalk ink in brown, copper brads.
 A close-up of my cluster of rolled flowers along with some punched scalloped flowers for them to sit on:

This is one of the original prints. It is quite thick and stands up on its own. At the bottom you can see the engraving from the photography studio. If anybody knows what these prints are called I would love to know. I am also trying to find a good picture frame for them if anybody has any ideas.

The best part about these pictures is the backside...which also shows more info about the studio but it also shows that my grandmother took the time to label the back, identifying who each girl was. The more I go through my grandmother's old photos the more I appreciate how much time she took to identify people and places. :)

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. What pretty paper flowers...I love their scalloped edges!! Your layout is lovely!! Thanks for playing in the "Get Your Glitz On" Clustering challenge!!