Thursday, 13 June 2013

A Summer in Velden, 1927

The wonderful "Buttons"-challenge at SSSaS inspired me to do once more a project using some of my ancestors' photographs.

This time I chose a picture, that was taken in summer 1927 at a boardwalk in Velden at the Wörthersee.

Not only
the picture in the center is one of that series, but also the images on the buttons are taken from copies of these photographs. I glued the transparent buttons onto the copy using transparent glue and cut them out after it had dried.

I just love how they all look so happy :)
Shiny happy people having fun in the summer sun.

After poking the buttons' holes from the back and through the paper I glued them on, I fixed them to the card using wire. I left long wire ends with some of the buttons to fix some chit chat stickers later. The tickets were stamped using Tim Holtz stamps and black jet archival ink.

One of the sides of the Kraft core which I used as a background, was dry embossed and sanded afterwards to add some more texture.

I hope you like the image and leave you with some close-ups as usual.
Thank you for stopping by! :)

die amelie x


  1. How amazing this is!!! What a gorgeous creation in a great vintage style. The buttons are is the whole creation...compliments and a pin!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  2. Wie originell und der vintage Look ist zum sterben schön (:o)

  3. A fabulous layout and the buttons are inspirational.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  4. Love the photo and what you did with it, it looks fantastic! Great use of the buttons too!

  5. Was für eine tolles KunstWerk!
    Die Idee mit den Fotoknöpfen finde ich ja genial. Das schaut super aus.
    Bin mir sicher, dass die ganzen Badefrösche damals genau so Spaß hatten wie wir heute.
    Das strahlt so viel Lebensfreude aus. Die vielen wunderbaren Details machen Deine Arbeit zu etwas ganz Besonderem. Ich bin total begeistert liebe Claudia.

  6. Ich bin auch soooo begeistert von den Knöpfen (ich liebe Knöpfe in allen Variationen), sie sind so besonders. Ein wunderschönes Kunstwerk, liebe Claudia.

    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende

  7. What an absolutely gorgeous creation Claudia, love the photos and the way you have incorporated some of them into the buttons. Very inspired. Hugs, Anne x

  8. Claudia...I love your creation! That vintage photograph is priceless! Love all of the people in it and what they were doing at the split second that photograph was snapped. I love your greenish background with the strip of embossing. So pretty. Love all of the clear buttons with the different photos in them. That is such a cool idea and those worked so perfectly into your piece! I love it all! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  9. It's a completely brilliant make, Claudia! The photograph is wonderful, and I adore the touch of using extra close-ups behind the transparent buttons - fabulous! The whole, warm, vintage look just glows with nostalgic, golden, summer memories - a real treasure.
    Alison xx

  10. Das sieht ja absolut klasse aus!!!! Superschön gestaltet!!!! Echt toll!!!! Auch die anderen Werke, die du in letzter Zeit gewerkelt hast, sind spitze!!!! Sei mir nicht böse, wenn ich nicht jedes einzeln kommentiere, aber ich bin die letzten zwei Wochen irgendwie zu nichts gekommen.... :-)


  11. Tolle Idee mit den Fotos hinter den Knöpfen. Wie groß sind die Knöpfe? Müssen schon größer sein damit man was erkennt, oder?

  12. Love all these photos under the cool! Love it! A great vintage feeling as well! Thanks for buttoning up with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!!!

  13. Fantastic idea with buttons and all together is just gorgeous!! Hugs

  14. What a wonderful idea, Claudia! I really love this piece and how wonderful you have those pictures of your ancestors! Love the customized buttons! Fabulous!Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  15. Love love love this vintage work!!!!!!!!!!!!! BArbarayaya

  16. This is beautiful!!! what wonderful pictures of your ancestors!!

  17. Wow, what a wonderful photo to have. It is so much fun! I love your photo buttons, what a great idea. Thank you for sharing your button ideas with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  18. komme gerade von Fröbelsternchen, und bin so begeistert, dass ich Dir gleich folgen muss


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