Friday, 6 June 2014

Memories, blue skies and sunshine

Hi everybody!

We had a great day here, sunshine and blue skies, and for the next few days we have been promised temperatures up to 35°.

I made another piece for my memory wall. I used corrugated cardboard for the backing, which I painted with a mix of acrylics in terracotta, dark brown and gold. I drizzled Utee gold all down the right side, and added some patches of gilding flakes, and some scraps of old letters, which I pressed into the folds of the cardboard. The photo shows my Mother and my eldest sister, probably taken in 1940. I fussy cut the figures, and added some white burlap, lace, a button a bow, some feathers and a flower. I made the tie with some pretty fibres. I still have the brooch my mum is wearing there.





I am linking to Paint Party Friday, Paper Saturdays (sorry, Manon, I forgot last week!) and Moo Mania and more, feathers.

Here I watched a big mobile home driving onto the ferry.


The horses were happy, as always:


The castle ruins were full of birds swooping about:


The skies were wonderfully blue:




And the moon was visible at 4 in the afternoon.


I hope the sun will shine for you over the weekend!
Have a good one, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

31 comments:

  1. It's a lovely family memory piece and your corrugated technique provides a superb background with all the lovely bits and bobs. Ferries are fascinating, aren't they, I do enjoy watching people come off them, especially pedestrians for some reason, they usually stride away quickly.
    Blue, blue skies! and we even had some blue skies and sun here today, what about that!

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    1. I hope you managed to take a photo to prove it! I love watching people get on /off the ferry, too!

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  2. What a lovely memorable photo from your beautiful mother and cute sister. They look so happy. They have got a very beautiful background from you. Gorgeous work, Valerie.
    Your photos are so blue and happy, too. Hope that your weekend is sunny and pleasant!

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  3. Beautiful memory plaque, a lovely tribute to your family. You have set the stage so wonderfully for their photo. Your photos taken today are lovely, as always. Enjoy the good weather. Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Your golden card makes a lovely background for your beautiful photo. Sounds like you're in for a scorching weekend. Keep cool! Xx

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  5. lovely piece for your memory wall and thanks for today's photos!

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  6. Sweet and beautiful piece for your memory wall. I love that you still have the brooch. Beautiful photographs too!

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  7. Amazing what you can do with corrugated cardboard! This is a beautiful piece, I love all the bits of lace and ribbon and feathers and such a sweet photo of your Mother and sister. Lovely photos from your walk, the skies are so blue, really lifted my spirits to see all the beauty here. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  8. Beautiful memory project, its a good photo to have of your mum. Enjoy your sun, we have wet and thunder forecast for tomorrow.
    Yvonne xx

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  9. Fabulous!! That memory wall is going to look so amazing when you are done with it! Great photos like always and enjoy that warmth!!

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  10. What a beautiful piece for your memory wall. I love everything you did to it ♥ Your skies were definitely blue for you today also...things are a little grey and hazy here today. Summertime in Missouri :)

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  11. Your mum and sister sit beautifully on that gorgeous textured background, a great piece Valerie xx

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  12. What a fabulous way to display a cherished old photo. I love your bits of lace, feather and texture. The painted background is gorgeous.

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  13. Oh my! What a lovely piece!
    The photos on the textured background are beautiful.

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  14. eine wundervolle kleine Erinnerung hast Du da wieder geschaffen Valerie!
    Tolle Fotos!
    Dir einen schönen Samstag .. und mach viele Fotos für uns.. so schön immer!

    knuddel, dass Du gleich nochmal bei MOO MANIA & MORE dabei bist !♥♥♥

    xxx
    Susi

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  15. Wonderful piece for your memories wall Valerie. Wish I had more photos from my childhood but they have got lost along life's way unfortunately.

    Beautiful photographs you took on your walk as always. The street lamp one is my 'fave of the day'

    Love Chrissie x

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  16. wundervolle kleine erinnerung hast du gezaubert,deine mutter und schwester sehen so hübsch und glücklich aus,ganz besonders gut gefällt mir auch der hintergrund dazu.
    schöne bilder hast du wider,ich bin früher sehr viel mit der fähre gefahren,das sollte ich mal wider tuen,gute idee überhaupt,ist ja gleich vor der tür.
    schöne pfingsten :-)

    Knuddel Jeannette

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    1. Ja, es macht Spaß mit der Fähre zu fahren!

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  17. Beautiful! That is the word for your artistic work and amazing photos!

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  18. Another stunning addition to your memory wall! So glad the annual exam went well I've been enjoying your outdoor photos as always--loved the "three-footed" tree!

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  19. Ein wunderschönes Tag und sehr schöne Fotos sind das, Valerie.

    Frohe Pfingsten

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  20. So gorgeous and deeply special... what a wonderful family tribute...such beauties!! And thank you for this inspiring array of scenic shots and captivating images ...fantastic!!

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  21. What a beautiful family memory piece, Valerie. I love the texture background and beautiful feathers.
    Lovely photos from your walk.
    Hugs, Mar

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  22. Your memory pieces are beautiful. Would love a shot of your memory wall. Great walk again today - the horses always make me smile. Take care. hugs, Donna

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  23. Valerie, the art pieces you make for your memory wall are favorites of mine. I like the embellishment on this one with the lace and feathers.

    Hugs,
    C

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  24. Sweet shot of your Mom and your big Sis...love you you couched them in a feathery base. xox

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  25. Dein Tag gefällt mir sehr. Tolles Erinnerungswerk. Jaaaa, wir hatten auch heute super Sonnenwetter und das Thermometer hat die 30 °C Marke geknackt. Ich liebe dieses Wetter :) Schön, dass du uns immer auf deine Spaziergänge mitnimmst.

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  26. Hi Valerie I am glad you are OK and lovely to see you at Paper Saturdays! Is the little brooch a Scottie dog? What a wonderful memory to have and I would love to see that wall :)
    ManonX

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  27. Fantastic photos and a gorgeous piece for your memory wall! I'm popping by from Manon's Paper Saturdays :)

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  28. Jo Valerie. The photos are wonderful and you created an incredible piece for your memory wall.
    Great pics too.
    Hugs

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