It's an exciting day at BBTB2. It's the debut challenge for the new additions to the team and they've done themselves proud. Our dear Melissa chose a frame from any cartridge for the challenge for this week and added an optional twist to use it on a layout. HHHmmm.... Yeah, you know me and layouts but I thought I was game.
First the pic, EIYIYI! My original thought was to use one of the vintage photos I've inherited but do you think I could find the one I wanted? Of course not. What I did find were old professional pix of mine. In the 50's, photographers scoured the birth announcements in the paper and showed up on the doorsteps of the new parents selling photography packages. No need to shlep your kiddo to the mall (actually, I don't think there were malls back then), they came to you with all the professional lighting, drapes, tables and whatnot and set up a studio in your living room year after year. The pix were black and white with the option of having them "colorized" (make that hand painted) if you wished (for an additional charge, of course) and being an only child, I got the full treatment from age 6 months to 5 years. I have lots of proofs (some quite hilarious) but this was the "chosen" pic for age 3 (the small version, the biggie was colorized, woohoo!) The frame is from Cindy Loo, fiddled a bit in DS to make a shadow and embossed with Swiss Dots. The "3" collage border is from Graphically Speaking. I cut it twice and glued it offset to make it stand out a little more. I struggled with embellies and finally decided that 2 sets of baby buttons was all that was needed. CAS and DONE! Amazing that it took me FOREVER to get it done. Can't wait to see what you come up with this week for our frame challenge. Our dear returning DT sis Sandi has donated a prize so be sure to visit BBTB2 to check it out and play along.