It's a joy to work with the luscious papers from Meg's Garden and I chose to use the
Dreaming in the Meadows collection “Dreaming in Mulberry”
The strip I fussy cut and used to trim the top of the page.
The beautiful “Emperor pin” is tucked into the cluster on the right
along with “Organza lace flower with diamante”
The “Small rectangular Parisian frame”, I painted with Croco crackle and burnished with some gold acrylic glaze
Ellen Mary Kean (Nell) was my husband's Grandmother, she was born in 1869 at Seven Hill in South Australia. This is a little of her story and demonstrates her strength of character.
Unlike a lot a women of her era, Ellen was an anti-monarchist and a pacifist.
Once, when she was walking from the train station to the Roayl Adelaide Hospital to visit her dying husband, she berated the soldiers standing guard at Government house. She let them know her opinions on the futility of war and her absolute contempt for the Monarchy.
Ellen’s husband died after fifteen years of marriage, leaving her to raise five children alone. There was no widow’s pension in 1917, so she was reliant on the kindness of relatives and her skills as a seamstress to help feed and clothe her young family.
Meg’s Garden - Dreaming in Meadows, “Dreaming in Mulberry”
Meg’s Garden - Emperor pin
Meg’s Garden - Organza lace flower with diamante
Meg’s Garden - Small regtangular Parisian frame
Prima “Say it with crystals”
Martha Stewart punch - Embossed zig-zig
Life’s Journey - Stamp
Wild Asparagus - Pale pink cardstock
Bazzil - Purple cardstock
Imaginarium - alphas
Tattered Angels Glimmermist - Pashmina
Tattered Angels Chalboard - Astrid
Cheery Lyn die - Large Sunflower Doily
Melissa Frances - Vintage Embellishment (key)
Silks acrylic glaze - Solar Gold
Croco Crackling Colour - White
Ribbon - Spotlight