Monday, December 13, 2010

Take a Word--Childhood

Christmas Memories

I've been hoping to find a use for this wonderful old photo of children gatheres for their Christmas photo. The annual Christmas photo is a childhood experience that I'm sure most of us remember--fancy clothes, bright lights, Mom fussing with hair and collars...This photo is actually a stereopticon slide. I can remember looking at such slides at my grandmother's house at Christmas during my own childhood.

For those who don't know, a stereopticon is a viewer that takes two copies of the same slide and shows a 3-D image to the viewer--an early incarnation of the old Viewmaster, that I'm sure you all remember.

I found this slide at Wikimedia Commons, in their Christmas collection. I added a couple of gradients, a background texture by UR_2, some sheet music from the Graphics Fairy and some photoshop brushes.

Thanks vor visiting.


  1. This is just so beautiful. What a wonderful vintage image. Gorgeous! Hugs xx

  2. Beautiful and nostalgic - your Childhood image is so sweet, and I do remember those Christmas's long ago. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Peggi

  3. This a great card. Its so beautiful and wonderful.

  4. this is just so lovely!!!
    Nice art!!!

  5. This is beautiful, Linda. You have really brought the slide to life.

  6. Heaven help me, I remember stereopticons! What a wonderful Christmas image. Thank you for sharing.

  7. WHat a nice fairy card! U did such a nice work.

  8. Linda, I am blown away by what you were able to do with the tiny black and white photo. The end result is exquisite. The colouring, especially the soft green background is perfect. The image in itself is beautiful but you have added magic to it.
    Take a bow for a huge standing ovation(Sorry I am late with my comments this week).