Thanks for visiting my blog today, on this wet and wild "Spr-i-nter" day,
Spring is missing in action, Winter reigns and I hope we don't leap straight into Summer.
The up side however, is it's perfect for crafting.
Here is the Kraft+ challenge for October.
The challenge is to use any one or more of the retro things listed,
things we may have abandoned in search of new papers and techniques.
My starting point was the hair style on the woman and I went in search of this photo of my Aunt.
It's a different era of retro, but when one is older, retro is a bit further back in history!
The Prima paper is about six years old - it's from the Madeleine collection, "Ste. Marie"
The tatted doily was made by my Mother, as was Aunty Rita's gown.
I tried to glam it up with some Liquitex Glass Beads through a Prima stencil,
then added Walnut Gold Glimmer mist, when the texture paste was dry.
Can you see the tiny gold ribbon bow? Another item from the retro list.
It was fun using the flower and border punches and not so fun trying to find my eyelet setter.
It's still missing in action, so they got bashed in with a meat tenderiser.
I did locate my vellum and using an idea from Lizzy Hill,
I stamped and embossed it before cutting it out with flower and leaf dies.
Love how that turned out. Thanks Lizzy.
The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-
Auntie Rita, was my Mother's youngest Sister; the Baby in a family of nine.
She, along with three of her Sisters, studied Nursing and worked at the Royal Adelaide Hospital when she completed her training. Sadly, she suffered from mental health issues in later life and was unable to work, as a result of the medication she was on. As she never married, nor had children, my Mother and another Sister, became her carers. When I see this beautiful young woman making her debut, with her whole life ahead of her, no one could have predicted
her sad, sick and lonely life as an older woman.
Thanks for calling in today and for any comments you may care to leave.
They are so much appreciated.