I have found another challenge group Tag Tuesday here at
This week the challenge was to take a photograph you love and incorporate it in your tag.
This was a good challenge for me as it was always my idea to work with old family photographs. I have quite a few in my battered old brown suitcase under the bed & had several copied to frame.
The above photograph is of my maternal grandparents, Molly & Gordon. I imagine they were courting and not yet married. It is so romantic. They lived in Southport, Lancashire but this may have not have been taken there. I'll ask mum if she remembers.
I stamped a pretty print onto old brown paper. Mum tells me how things were always kept and re-used - brown paper carefully folded & string wound up. I've used string too.
I really want to learn how to print straight on to fabric but I don't have a scanner or good enough printer yet so I've made do with sticking the image on stained, frayed Calico.
I've also used blackberry stained calico under the old mother of pearl button. Nannan & Grandpop would most likely have gone blackberrying ! Nannan became a wonderful pastry maker and made superb pies.
I expect they fed the swans too so I've added a swan feather I picked up on my walk by the pond yesterday.
Nannan probably picked a few flowers so I've added some dried ones.
Good grief... Grandpop had hair in those days !
Lovely challenge thank you
I'll be back to do another !