I like using muted colors or neutrals with bright colors; I like the
contrast. On this page, I didn't use color for contrast, instead, I
wanted to use the houndstooth pattern as a contrast to the doilies,
flowers and butterfly. I like this contrast because this was 1943: a
time in my grandmother's life when she had graduated from college and
had just married my grandfather but contrast with that it was an
uncertain time because of WWII.
I scanned in the photo and the back of the photo so that I used her name in her own handwriting at the top right.
Journaling: "This is Grandma Grace Zita Flavin Cunningham. She was born on March 3, 1918 so she would have been 25 years old. This photo is probably her college graduation photo, but it could have been shortly afterwards. She went to college in Boston and so did Grandpa Allen and she used to tell me stories about when she'd sneak out her dorm room window to go on dates with him!"
Supplies: Jenni Bowlin rub on butterfly; Jenni Bowlin, Basic Grey & October Afternoon Papers.
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