In my last post, I asked for help selecting a picture for some Heritage Makers jewelry I was making for Mother's Day gifts. I also spiked the punch a little bit with a contest. So...I'll show you the picture you chose for me to use in my necklaces, and I'll reveal the lucky voter who gets to create and publish a 12 x 12 HM scrapbook page FREE!
Thanks to all of you who voted, this was the clear-cut winner! Some of your reasons:
- "Her face tells its own story" ~Ronda
- "I see Kalaiya's face much more clearly and she's so full of joy!" ~Renate
- "It seems that she's facing forward more. ~Diana Fairhurst
- "Though you can't see her walking in the crop, the joy in her face says delight! ~Tracy
So I made the pendant, and was I ever surprised--each necklace pendant has space for TWO pictures--one for the front, and one for the back! What a bonus for me! So I had a lot of fun finding another picture that might be expressive--in this one she has a bit of bedhead and a petulant expression, but it's so Kalaiya! I decided to use the back to identify her, since everybody doesn't know this face. It would be sad for some descendant to acquire this heirloom and not know the ancestor who was pictured. This is what I came up with (no last name, to protect the innocent):
The resolution is poor because this is a blow-up of a very small image. I can show you a view of the finished charm, but remember, in these viewing windows the resolution is also grainy. Knowing that, would you like to see a facsimile of what it should look like?
Everyone who voted got to go into my hopper. That's not what I originally said I would do, but I asked for help, and you gave it, and since you answered my call, you all deserved a chance to win the scrapbook page.
DRUMROLL########AND THE WINNER IS########### fellow blogger,
IN CASE YOU'RE CURIOUS
These are the two pictures I used for Keeleigh's pendant:
And this is how they should look in her charm, (but clearer), when the necklaces are delivered.
Do you spring to action under a deadline? Well, I have one for you. April 22 is the deadline for Heritage Makers projects to be shipped at the best rate in time for Mother's Day. That's Thursday! So if I can help you finish or create a project for your mother/sister/daughter/grandmother/aunt/stepmother/other?/ just holler through my email, firstname.lastname@example.org or open a free account at my website, www.sharefamilystories.com. I get really excited when pictures and stories converge in a project that's destined to last for generations!
P + S IS BEST! ~Donna