Thursday, October 13, 2011

Day 13 The Infamous Ancestor

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
 ~Author Unknown




I love making art with old family photos. Sometimes I come across a photo of a person that's not family, so I adopt them and call them infamous.



I worked on this project while on vacation and took a photo with my iPhone and edited it through several apps. I love my iPhone, I know you're not suppose to love stuff, but I have the best time with it. Money well spent for me. The photos above are the edited versions. Below is the original.



Obviously a collage with some fun background paper, Martha Stewart spider, bats and web, fun faux glasses ( there are some in my prize pack, that I haven 't forgotten, honest. A Finch Playing Card, Purgatory stamp is from Long Island Limited Edition.

17 comments:

Alison said...

Wow! This is really cool! What a brilliant idea! I think you did an awesome job with this.

DonnaMundinger said...

Way cool collage! Have to say those glasses crack me up! xxD

Susan said...

Great in both versions!! (how did you put together a photo montage like that? I guess you have a program huh?
I wish I had one.

I inherited a big box of photos from my mom's side of the family, when her step-mom, and Aunt died. She said most of them are not marked. I have yet to go and even look. I bet I come out of that box with lots of cool photos for art! they will be my infamous ancestors! LOL
Have a great day. Hope your vacation was nice!
Susan

ike said...

FABULOUS-this is just amazing :-) xxxx

Sugar said...

awesome! i love old pics!

Kristina said...

Donna,
This is so cool looking, love the way you put all your pieces together awesome job!
Peace,
KristyLee

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Wow... Donna this is sooo awesome! I agree some of the coolest things that you can do now with technology are so valuable!!! You have done a wonderful job on this layout!!! Way To Go!!!

ldfdesign said...

cool!!!!! i love what you have done! altering strangers is the best! great job!

Jane said...

Love what you have done with this it is awesome
Luv Jane xxx

Sharon Sahl said...

Beautiful collage! Both versions are super. I do the same thing with random photo - find an empty limb on the family tree and call them imaginary ancestors.

monique said...

cool project, very beautiful

Steph said...

This is so cool! You've done an amazing job. I wish I knew how to do that type of stuff.

jennifer said...

really neat project, I love those bats and the old photo.

Scrap Vamp said...

That is such an awesome collage! I love it! I love my iPhone, too!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

I love it! :D

MaRyKaY said...

wow that is cool. love the way you edited it.

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Fab! collage, the glasses are so funny