Photo by Greg Faull
Well, on to the main event - Unstampabelles next challenge #47 is all about
Family - from the past
Who is in your family tree? Make a scrap page or create a card or photo page/inside a frame about a family member who is in the past.
and the TWIST is to make it vintage!
The prize being offered is this!
I used wood, paint and ink, hesian and ribbon and lace, and buttons and words and stickers and journalled until my fingers were brown and sticky!
I had grabbed a sheet of Co-ordinations which had been embossed, and began to smooch around some TH Picket Fence ink, and then some Tea Dye and Antique Linen, and then employed a sanding block to make it look a bit old and tired.....
I added bits and pieces where I thought they would look balanced - the chair is because she always had a favourite chair to sit on and we were not allowed to sit there even if she was not there - "that's Mum's chair! Get out!"
I used a sheet of Meg's Garden The Romantic Garden paper, and grunged it up a bit
It it hard to imagine she has been gone nearly 27 years now - seems like yesterday......
I tucked a journalling card under the photo - if you want to know what is on it you have to pull it out to read, There is a strip of music there too - she used to sing to us when we were little.
I wanted it to b a little quiet and yet to celebrate her - at this stage of her life she was single, working as the Manageress of a shop in the city in Melbourne, and living with her parents. Both her younger sisters were married before her, and her brother too. She met Dad at Easter when she was 34 and they were engaged within 4 days of meeting! They separated then - she going home to Melbourne and Dad staying here in Tasmania to look after his three children, and for work. They corresponded by letter and he flew to Melbourne after Christmas and they were married on the 29th December, 1948, returning to Tasmania within days to live. They lived with his mother to start with, and the children, and then moved to a farm after a couple of years. That's when I was born!
So, enough on my family - what about yours?
I will enter the following challenges:
Scrapper's Delights: Anything Goes
DLART: Mother's Day