Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Orange Paperie April Challenge
The inspiration photo reminded me of the dining room in my home when I was a child. The pressed tin ceilings were about sixteen feet high and there was a picture rail about a third of the way down from the top. Here stern portraits of my ancestors observed my behaviour. (Or so I thought) There is some stamping apart from the title, but it doesn't look as bold as I had imagined. You might be able to spot it!
That led me to thinking about the proper and restricted lives my ancestors lived and the strict discipline of my own childhood. By comparison this little girl lives a life of freedom. She is not hampered by protocols, but gently encouraged to explore and learn in an atmosphere of love.
On my hunt for frames and wallpaper type paper, I came across some stash which has been there since button up boots and they created just the look I wanted. The scrap of fabric behind her frame is some upholstery fabric which belonged to my Mother. I love that tiny connection between my DGD and her GGMother.
K & Co - Life's Journey, Ceiling Tin Embossed paper (cream)
K & Co - Life's Journey, Domed Frames
K & Co - Blue Awning, Beaded Flower brads
Keepsake Collection - # H5444/6 (silver frame)
Anna Griffin - papers, Floral and Diamond shape (no name on back)
7 Gypsies - For Autumn Leaves (no name on back, small vintage portraits)
We Are Memory Keepers - Embossible Designs - Heritage, Olive (title and ribbon strip)
Prima - Say it in crystals
Prima - Flowers, "Engraver"
Martha Stewart Punch - Vintage Doily
Kasiercraft - Clear Stamps, "Flutter"
Kasiercraft - Mini Clear Stamp "quote"
Magnolia - Doo Hickey, Die Cut, "Rose Leaf"
Fabric - My Mother's stash
Colour Box - Ink, dark brown