Tuesday, September 21, 2010


When I read this week's theme for Collage Obsession was Portrait I knew right away I wanted to use a vintage postcard of one of my ancestors. My Grandma had a few postcards of  family members, but everyone had pretty much lost track of who they were. But here is one from either the Zupsic or Birsic side of the family who came from Croatia to America in the late 1800s or early 1900s. I used some of the stamps from the former Yugoslavia, postmarked from Severin Na Kubi, where my maternal Grandmother's family hailed from. I quilted the piece and embellished with vintage lace, a religious charm, hair pin, and velvet.


Lonnie Bullington said...

A lovely piece Katie. It is wonderful that you took a part of your family history to make your collage.

Elegia said...

Very lovely portrait, Katie, and it's great you used your own family photo in this. Really good idea and I love what you've done!

Thank you for joining the challenge, hope we see you next time too!

Cassie Shella said...

I love this! I like the way you incorporated the stamps and the lace - very nice.