It's good to be back. Two projects today that I absolutely loved creating, but both very different.
The first done for Meg's Garden using products from her online shop. Pretty much every thing on this page was supplied by Meg....all the papers, ribbons and flowers, pins and paper lace. You can find a detailed list of all the different papers and other pretties used, here on Meg's blog.
The page has a Victorian theme with a twist. I love the opulence of this era,ruffles, bows, flowers, chintz and velvet and have put these with a photo of my daughter from 2 years ago when she was a hair model for a national competition; I love the contrast of the extravagant old and the very slick new, but both so elegant.
"Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new" Henry David Thoreau.
Beautiful Organza Lace Flower with Diamante
"Fashion is made to be unfashionable". Coco Chanel
Beautiful silver and pearl Emperor Pin
This second project was done for the CSI Challenge. These are so much fun. There are basically 3 things you need to think about when creating your page......using all 5 colours, incorporating some of the evidence asked for and including the journalling in 1 of the styles suggested.
This is a photo of me aged about 4. I had a wonderful childhood, I can not recall one sad moment,but I'm sure there were some,but I feel very fortunate that I was loved and given lots of opportunities and am very thankful for that.
Now,having children of my own I think about the things I didn't do as a child and now regret; like learning an instrument, a language or how to sail a boat. The point I make is controversial................how much should we push our children to become involved in different activities and experience new things? maybe the word "push" could be replaced with "encourage". I do know tho, that ultimately our children make their own choices whether we like them or not.
My journalling is a reflective thought on my childhood. It reads:
I have begun to wonder, that, just like kites and swings, how high we fly in life often depends on who's pushing us and how many obstacles get in our way.
I've used a mix of paint and gesso over a mask for my background.
Incorporated string and kite elements.