Friday, 8 April 2011

Friday already....

Well, this week has flown by, it's Friday already and I haven't managed half the things I wanted to do this week. But I enjoyed the week, so I suppose that's something.
Yesterday I got a parcel from Mexico, with lots of pictures and little artefacts in it, there was so much in it, that I still haven't been able to take it all in, but the colours brought so much Mexican sunshine with them, that I feel very inspired to do some things in this style. Thanks a lot Donna, pictures will follow on Sunday!
Yesterday I managed 2 challenges, the GCSP07, Gingersnaps *once in a blue moon* challenge. There are more than 100 challenges to choose from there, so I chose GC 12, *Journeys*. While sifting through some old family papers, I discovered a photo and a postcard, sent to her in 1939, and decided to use these for my LO. The paper is from Making Memories, and I have just used some ephemera as embellies, and a tag for the journaling.
The photo of the 2 rather ragged Beduin children intrigued me, and I wonder what happened to them later in life?





The second piece I made is for the *Three Muses - Victorian Elegance* challenge. I have used a photo of an Aunt of my grandmother, Lily, taken about 1890, when she was 16 years old. I cut the photo out and placed her on a background which has been distressed in gradient colours, and then stamped with flourishes and script in Victorian velvet. I added some floral rub ons, paper lace, a cameo and some paper roses.



I was amused to read in my comments yesterday that a lot of post office workers seem to disapprove of *fancy* parcels and envelopes, I really thought that it could only happen here!
Have a great day you all, thanks for looking, and take care!

21 comments:

  1. Hi Valerie!I loooove your LO!!!Love the old photos!And your 2nd piece is so colourful!
    Have a nice day!

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  2. Lovely work again, your LO is great, and fits the photos very well. Have a great weekend, Hugs, Sarah

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  3. I adore these, the LO is wonderful (great paper MM) and your embellies are just perfect, love the journalling. where did you get that cameo it's divine and fits perfectly with this card.

    This week had gone so quickly hasn't it lol see you again soon my dear friend

    Love Dawn xx

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  4. I too can't believe it's Friday again.
    That LO is stunning Valerie - as you say, so many questions.The card is very elegant - a really classy little number.
    Hugs xx
    p.s. the mini book swap - hope you do decide to join in.xx

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  5. Using old photos of people you have a relationship with with in some way is always special. Same thought with the ephemera. Great pieces. Too bad to many postal workers are grumpy isn't it! My senora here laughs out loud sometimes. I'm blessed I don't have a grump. Happy your goodies arrived alive and well. Your pieces are an inspiration, Valerie!

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  6. Lily looks so elegant, what a wonderful way of honouring her. I really must make more art with old family photographs.
    I was relieved that I wasn't the only one who had issues at the Post Office lol.
    Then the goodies you received, how wonderful. Now to see what you will creaste with them.
    Like you, I haven't achieved all I wanted to do by today but I suppose what we need to do is evaluate all that we have achieved. There is always the weekend to catch-up :)
    Wishes
    Lynne M

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  7. Loved your Victorian Elegance example...such a beautiful teenaged girl. How wonderful to have such family photo treasures!

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  8. Stopping in for my daily inspirational intake! And the background you did for Lily is very pretty. I love the cameo, I haven't seen one in a long time, they always held a special meaning to me. Hugs Tee

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  9. Lucky you, goodies from Mexico! What fun!

    Once in a blue moon piece is fabulous, Valerie! and your Auntie would have been pleased, I'm sure :)

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  10. Lovely work again, they are both great,, but the Victorian card is my favourite! Hugs, Barb

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  11. Hi Valerie, both pieces are beautiful, lovely work from you again today. Sounds like you've had a busy week. Cob

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  12. Lovely work. Thanks for sharing with us at Three Muses!

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  13. Lovely work Val, both pieces are great!

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  14. hi there- not sure if you will get my message back from my blog- send me your address and I will gladly send you a fabric postcard!

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  15. Great projects Valerie and love the LO. Have a smashing weekend, Annette x

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  16. These are all awesome Val, love the lay out and the cameo is gorgeous!

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  17. Thanks for all the nice comments ladies. I got the cameos some time back from a blog candy, don't know where you can buy them.

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  18. I love all of these my friend. Thank you for sharing at the Three Muses this week.

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  19. Beautiful projects!! I especially love the 2nd one!
    hugs!

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  20. VERY nice, both of them--I found your pieces at the Gingersnap Creations Blue Moon Challenge!

    :)

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