Sunday, 21 July 2013

The Roaring Twenties

Whenever I can I want to use one of my photos for Tag Tuesday.  Last week I included a photo of me in Venice, this time round a photo of my grandfather is the main body of my tag.  There's no date on the photo but judging by my grandfather's age I'm presuming it was taken in the 1920s.  Often black and white photos are colour-popped with a key part in colour, however, using an idea from the Mixed Emulsions book, I have coloured the background with pens and left my grandfather in black and white.  I think it makes him stand out from the background.  The photo is a studio shot and my grandfather looks very dapper in his suit so I'm suggesting he's ready to go out for the evening and the beading hints at a flapper girl's dress, perhaps of a pretty lady he meets that night.

I'm a new player and I can't see how to thank people individually for their comments on my Italy tag, so I'll thank you here en masse.  If anyone can let me know how to reply to the comments, please let me know.  Thank you

17 comments:

  1. I love that photograph. I like dressing up to go out, but most people are so casual these days. Blessings!

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  2. Lovely tag! As far as I know we don't have a comment answer function, I think it's okay just to say thanks like you have done! Valerie

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  3. Wonderful tag. How neat to use a family photo! About comments-- if you want to take the time, you can click on the person's name; often there is an email link on their profile.

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  4. I really like the way you coloured this. Fab picture.
    Re the comments, I think the majority of us give thanks en masse. Have a good week :0)

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  5. Wonderful tag-love the beads on the bottom

    Chrissie x

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  6. Lovely idea to use personal photos. Great tag! Your grandfather really looks the part! Carolyn xx

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  7. Wonderful photo and I love the combo of colors :)Denise

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  8. What a great photo. I love the color technique you used; it really does make him stand out.

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  9. So great that you used a photo that is meaningful to you. I love the idea of coloring only the background.

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  10. A great vintage photo of your Grandfather...I noticed the cigarette in his hand...very Twenties. The beads go great with the way you colored the background.

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  11. Great technique. By the way, your grandfather was very handsome.

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  12. he is a very dapper fellow! beautiful work on this tag. xo

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  13. Wow - he looks as though he just walked out of The Great Gatsby. Love these tags with a personal story.

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  14. This is a technique I don't know about, and it certainly made for a gorgeous background! I love the color and your use of old photos!

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  15. very twenties with the beading on the bottom.

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  16. Love the background and the beaded bottom. Very clever!

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

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  17. Fine gent I would say and a might fine tag to put him on!
    Sandy

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