Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Magnolia Family Album

I received my copy of the latest Magnolia Ink magazine a couple weeks back. If you have seen it, there was a contest for making a family project representing your family in Magnolia images. Today I am sharing my project. I worked hard to get it submitted, but every time I sent the email, it would come back a day later saying it couldn't be sent, the mailbox was too full. I was never sure until the magazine arrived if they ever really got it. Since it wasn't published, I can share it with you here.

When I first read the contest request I immediately thought of the old tin-type photographs in the beautiful little metal folios lined with velvet. That is what I tried to recreate here.

I had great fun altering Edwin to be bald, because my husband is balding!

My daughter is in the purple dress, I am in the pink one, and
the image I used for my son and my husband is the same
Edwin, I just altered it and drew my own bald head.

It was difficult to photograph the depth inside the folio.
The family poem came from my scrapbooking days!
I colored all of the images with my Copics,
cut them out,
and mounted them at various distances off the background.

Thanks for visiting--please leave me a comment, so I know you were here!


Regina said...

Oh Pam! Your Magnolia Family album is adorable! What a beautiful job you did on this project. I love the cover too much and your coloring is amazing. Love it too much!

RubyM:) said...

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! This is soooo cute lol!!! Way to go with the altering part.You did a fantastic job!! It tickles me what you did to the hubby BRILLIANT AND ALSO what you did to jam tilda LOVE IT!!!! AWSOME,Ruby:)

Diana Crick said...

Oh my gosh this is amazing. Love the altered bald head, very clever. Sensational project!

Jean said...

Pam, I love your photograph book, it is so adorable.. love how you did your husband's hair (or lack there of) good imagination.. Your coloring is great, adore the cover and the poem is one of my favorites.. great job..

Nancy said...

Pam, this is positively beautiful, and I love how you personalized it AND changed Edwin's hairline. Wonderful! Take a bow!

Candy said...

How fantastic!! GREAT JOB! Love your bald Edwin errr... husband :o) Your album is so cute and I can see the tin type you were going for.

Christina C. said...

This is absolutely amazing, Pam.
You did a fantastic job...brilliant!

Rene said...

How cute! Way to go with your balding Edwin! ;)

Barb Hardeman said...

Fabulous work, Pam! Gotta love that balding Edwin, and how clever of you to make him so! It's a wonderful portrait of your family...Bravo!

Patti Jo said...

How very creative and what a nice keepsake! Great poem too! Terrific job Pam, love it!!!

Helen said...

Very cute! I'm inspired to make a family album now. :)

Corinne said...

Pam, your family album is adorable. I love how you altered Edwin to be bald. Very nicely done.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Pam! A shame the email kept coming back. I've had that happen to me too.
Pam Going Postal

Danielle Champagne said...

This is sooo cute! Love bald Edwin! Amazing project,

Carol said...

Hi Pam, Great job! Sorry that didn't make the contest,but thank you for sharing with us. Very clever altering the picture for the bald head. My dad was pretty much bald my whole life. We use to tease him about it. thank you for sharing your art with us. Aloha from Hawaii

cabio's craft corner said...

This is such a fun altered creation Pam. I love the idea you made Tilda bald, so I can do the same thing for my husband who is balding too. (maybe worrying too much that his wife spending all the $$$ on buying stamps, lol)

Pat said...

Hi Pam...I haven't received my Magnolia Ink mag yet...but I can't believe your family portrait didn't win!! I am totally impressed by your balding Edwin...and I love how you gave yourself curly hair. hehe! Absolutely darling! Pat Frank