Friday, April 20, 2007

Faux Family Album

Copyright Tattered Edge 2007

So back in the fall I was invited to participate in a project hosted by Laura Duet called "Faux Family Album". The idea was that Laura would send us a vintage photo and we would build a photo album page (art on one side, story about the people in the photo on the reverse) and return it to her. She would then photocopy all the pages and we would each receive an album's worth in return.

The photo I received didn't really inspire me, so I used a vintage photo of one of my real family members. (We had the option to use our own photo if that was the case. The RCMP officer is one of my uncles.) I thought it would be interesting to add a Canadian flavour to the project since most of the participants were American. By way of explanation of the photo, I created the telegram for the back. It was alot of fun working on this project and it was so great to only have to create one page!

About 2 weeks ago, I received my packet of pages back and I am in the middle of fashioning them into an album. I am almost done and it's going to look great when it's all put together. Laura submitted the project for publication and I just got word yesterday that it will indeed be published in Somerset Memories sometime in the fall. (I don't have all the details yet, but when I do, I will let you know.) All the pages were really well done and quite interesting and I can't wait to see it shared in a magazine. Congratulations Laura on such a successful project and to my fellow participants on a job well done!


Lindart said...

These are great pages! I really like the telegram. It would be neat to see the rest of the entries!

Matroskin said...

What an interesting project. The pages shown here are great.