Last but not least in my series of Valentine Sweethearts, at the center of my family tree, there is me. I chose a lovely Rose Album Mat (ya’ll know how much I love roses):
Here I am with my daughters on The Norwegian Constitution Day (May 17th) a few years ago. I have searched “high and low” for a picture where all 3 of us are well dressed and look great, and this is the best I could come up with 😀
I am wearing a traditional bunad (national costume) from the Norwegian region called Trøndelag, thus my bunad is a Trønderbunad. I inherited this bunad from my mother, who came from that part of the country. I also have another bunad from the Nordfjord-region, where I’m born and raised, that I got for my Confirmation. Unfortunately after the girls were born I am not so skinny anymore, and simply can’t get into it…:-P We are now living in the Sunnmøre region, which has yet another bunad, so that would be first choice for my girls when they are old enough. I am kind of hoping one of them might wish for a Nordfjord-bunad, so my handsewn (by my mother) pride and joy can come out of the closet again…:-P
In the picture the girls are wearing bunad-imitations, mass-produced rather than handsewn…:-P But a real bunad is really expensive, raging from 20.000-50.000 NOK (approx $ 2.650-6.650) so I could never afford buying them in child sizes. Hopefully I will one day be able to provide one for each of my girls, like my mother did for me and my siblings!
I am adding my photos digitally, then printing the finished image on matte photo paper (Canon 170g matte photo paper). I then glue the image onto thin cardboard (cereal box) with spray glue, before I cut it out. After cutting I also distress and ink the edges and corners, for a vintage, worn look. This makes for a nice and stiff image, that I can hang, erect with an easel or even just lean agains something (similar to cabinet cards).
Here is a low resolution preview of the ready to print frame. Print it out and add the picture manually, or use the PNG-file (transparent background) to add pictures digitally:
Find your high quality copy of the file in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂
I have also added a family tree to my project, the tree I have used is neither vintage nor free, but if you want to buy it you can find it HERE:
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