Yes, I know Father's Day was last weekend, but I just finished this spread for the Holidays Altered Book round robin. This month I have Jo Ann Grissom's book, and I asked her if she had any vintage photos of her father I could use to make it more personal for her. The timing was perfect because she had just come across some old photos she had never seen before.
It was fun to work with a masculine theme for a change, and it gave me a chance to use some of those Tim Holtz supplies I've been hoarding, like the filmstrip ribbon below.
For some reason these layouts and colors remind me of my grandfather. He was a mechanic and an avid photographer. I remember going into his darkroom when I was little; everything in there was in these colors. I have an old camera that he actually built, and I'm thinking of taking it to the Antiques Roadshow. (Warren and I have tickets in August.) I know it won't be of any great value except to me and the rest of my family, but I'm always seeing a lot of interest in American handmade items on the show, so it might be interesting to see what they have to say about it.