Friday, June 5, 2009

Patriotic Inspiration

I received two yummy things in the mail today. I had won a amazing Victorian photo album on e-bay and it came with a few photos and I got some vintage crepe paper from the adorable shop Junque Art. I just happened to set them down on a old book and thought, "wow those look neat together." and tada "American Boy" collage was born. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Isn't he so handsome? Of course I had to make a story to go with it:

This is Emerson. He is seventeen and going to the annual 4th of July picnic. He's taking a huge bouquet of Lilacs (Victorian meaning for lilacs is first love) for the girl he hopes will be his.Her name is Amalia. All of his friends teased him about his tie but he thinks its just the thing to catch her eye. Good luck Emerson!

Yes I know I'm odd. Or maybe just too sentimental.


Stacy/Creativemuse said...

I love this photo soo super cute. I am doing bunco for my mom's club in july and have been searching for months for that crepe! Love it. you mentioned on your esty there's a give away but I don't see which link I just love your goodies!

Amy Sutter said...

you are too funny :-) Love your creative/sentimental mind!

Kris said...

Brandi, love the collage and the story! I do that too--it make's it more fun and personal! Thanks for sharing :)

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

I love how Emerson turned out! Great use of the crepe paper!!!

Pink Owl Paperie said...

I love this collage! 4th of July is one of my very favorite holidays! I've got to get me some of that crepe paper!

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