Wednesday, 15 October 2014

ARTastic October Challenge

This months inspiration over at the ARTastic Challenge Blog is the beautiful painting "Under the Jacaranda Tree" by Godfrey Rivers.

The extra criteria is to use a vintage photo at least 30 years old.
I absolutely love the blooms of the Jacaranda tree. I  particularly love the way the blooms form a beautiful blue carpet on the ground when they drop from the tree. With this in mind, I decided to use blue and mauve hues on my layout. I also think these colours go well with vintage, sepia tones.
The vintage photo I've used was taken in 1918 and it's a photo of my mother as a baby with her brother who was 18 months older than her. My mother's favourite colour was mauve, another reason why I chose the colour hues I used.
The photo is obviously a studio shot, but I really like the way it looks so rustic with the tree branch chair. I could just imaging these two little cherubs sitting on it under a Jacaranda tree at a family gathering.
Hope you like my layout and thank you for stopping by.


  1. My grandmothers fave colour was any purple shade. :) What a wonderful photo to have and I love how you scrapped it. just beautiful.


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