Wednesday, 24 October 2012

WOYWW #177 - Big Brother!

Well, it’s not so much ‘Big Brother’ as ‘Little Brother’ really because on my desk this morning is a LO I’m trying to construct of my oldest brother Keith when he was around a year old.

I’m working from an old template from Scrapbook and have only just started so nothing has been stuck down yet and I’m still looking through my stash for embellishments.

As you can see, I’ve copied the photo and tried to clean it up a bit in Photoshop but it’s still not great and I think I may have lightened it up a little too must, so I’ll probably have another little play with it before I stick it down.

If it still doesn’t look right I may consider using the original.

I’m know that some people don’t agree with doing that but on the other hand, the photo will just sit on the box with lots of others that don’t often get looked at so it will be safer in the album. At least it will be ‘true vintage’ with all the creases and marks on it.

Last week I was saying that I was in the process of putting some of my other LO’s on my heritage blog but I got a bit distracted and didn’t do any in the end, so this week I really do intend to make a concerted effort to get them on there. I think I’ll aim to put this one on as soon as it’s finished and then add some of the others at the same time…….so watch this space!

So that’s about all I have to show you for this week and it’s just as well because I know that  Julia  likes her What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday’ers to keep things short so it makes it easier to visit more desks.

Thanks for stopping by and ………….

Happy Crafting!



MiniOwner said...

Hi Sue! How cute was your brother?! The page is shaping up well. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner @ 89)

House of Bears said...

We always use the originals of photos, otherwise,as you say they just sit in a box. Your page is looking lovely so far

The bears @#103 this week

Annie said...

Love the LO Sue. What a cute picture....happy memories eh?
A x #68

My name is Cindy said...

Great LO so far - I'm quite liking the colour of your copy. However, I am kind of in favour of using the original - as you say the point of SB is to get them out the box!! Trouble is, you feel like you need to have a copy to 'play' with... TFS, Happy WOYWW Cindy #17

Sandi McLean said...

I confess - sometimes I use the originals also! Same reasons.. I am going to check out your Heritage blog for sure! Tks for coming my way! Sandi #42

Angie said...

I am really looking forard to seeing this unfold ....and i cant wait to see your FH LO's xx#79

lisa said...

Your LO looks like it's coming on a treat, Sue. I always use copies of old photos but was watching the very inspiration Mel Heaton on C&C recently and she said to use the originals otherwise they just carry on sitting in the box under the bed and deteriorating which made brilliant sense to me.
Hugs Lisax

Monica said...

I agree with you about using the original sometimes. I have tons of photos in old albums and books that no-one looks at.

Julia Dunnit said...

I love how the LO is shaping up, lovely colours, am in the camp that agrees with using the original photos...I don't think there's a safer place for them, frankly.

JoZart Designs said...

It's going to be super... after your doubts re the pic being too light etc., just a thought Sue... I find it's better to take a photograph of your photo for things like this as you'll get a better repro of the colour than via a scan. Hope it helps,
jo x
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