I've recently re-visited researching our family trees although it can be tricky getting information especially about the poorer branches of the tree (my side). I recently downloaded my great great grandmother's death certificate really hoping for information re: her mother and family but all I got was her maiden name which I already knew. Anyway, I was strangely moved to learn both she and my GG grandfather had died in poorhouses, he died 37 years before her so it must have been incredibly tough. If you end up in a poorhouse you won't have had money for photography so there will be none out there so I've used a photo of my grandmother, her great granddaughter
I started with the beautiful artsy paper from AP De Facto then added the photograph which I masked then duplicated twice: bottom layer is hard light and top layer is colour burn. I liked that this gave me a difference in the eyes as it's like an amalgamation of different people...that's why I have covered the face with a bit of lace because it's a mystery what Agnes actually looked like.
The rest is just positioning of Anna's transfers and overlays sandwiching more lace in between. When I was happy with the composition I added a historical photograph blended using hard light and then elements like the rose etc.