Sunday, July 16, 2017

Beach babes


Today we're going vintage and heading to the shore. 

These ladies are showing off their swimwear.  Note the hats that they are wearing to keep their hair in place, too.

You might expect a lighthouse at the shore, too.

I believe White Stag made swimwear, but I doubt it dates back to early in the 20th century, when this photo was originally taken.


I was trying to keep the layout black and white, but it appears some cream crept in, too.

Washi tape was chosen for its color.

These slide holders, chosen for their color, were perfect for adding more interest and texture to the page.




I simply adore the cut glass and pearl flowers I picked for their beauty and color.

I started this spread with white card stock and didn't add any color.  I wanted the images and ephemera to speak for their selves.  Materials include two photos from my files, three bathers I cut from a second print, two doilies, one black, one white, a white stag clothing label from my stash, black backing card stock, three slide mounts, three glass flowers, and gifted washi tape.


Bleubeard and I are so excited you joined us today, because we both love this spread where we honor vintage bathing beauties at the shore.  Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey where our theme this month is summertime love.

13 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful black and white spread, those bathing beauties look much more elegant in their outfits than most of them do today. And we still wore bathing suits like that in the 50s for swim lessons at school, made of scratchy navy blue wool! Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

This is a fantastic collage of wonders and black and white projects always stand out for me. My latest bathing suit has legs and is built up at the top similar to the ones of old and much more comfortable that some I have had in between.

I hope you are sleeping peacefully as I write this

Love Chrissie xx

CJ Kennedy said...

The black and whites work so well with this spread. I love the doilies as they remind me of the stockings the girlies are wearing, along with a little ditty my mother sang. Roll 'em, girls, roll 'em. Roll 'em down and show your shaggy knees. I believe the original song was shown your cute knees, but Ma sang a kid version she learned in the 1920s.

My name is Erika. said...

i think those ladies look like they are having fun. Swimwear has changed but not the urge to hang at the beach and play. Great collage with vintage photos. Certainly a summer thing! You are having fun this month I think. :) Happy Sunday. Hugs-Erika

Sami said...

The black and white theme really make it look very vintage. I think those bathing suits were more elegant than the teeny tiny ones of today.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is such a fantastic black and white page! Gorgeous made Elizabeth!
Happy new week ahead!
oxo Susi

Jeanie said...

What a great image! That one had to be loads of fun to pull together, Elizabeth! Very much at the shore!

Meggymay said...

Using only black and white have made this awesome page even more interesting, I loved the old photos you used and the ladies look quite elegant in that swimwear.
Yvonne xx

Cindy McMath said...

This is a wonderful page Elizabeth. The cream adds interest to the page. The images are lovely. Great composition. I especially like the black doily as it adds some nice contrast.

Rita said...

I absolutely love these old pictures and what you've been doing with them. :)

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Vintage wonderful-ness, these bathing beauties of yours. Nice composition. xox

WendyK said...

A fabulous vintage spread, love the image. I now do not own a bathing suit too old to enjoy showing all the bumps etc.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wowser! What an incredibly brilliant page! I love everything about this …the images are great, love how you used the label and the doilies as well as such a great idea to add the music washi! Hugs, Chrisx