Τετάρτη, 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

We can only imagine...

 Hello my crafty  friends !! I was playing with my family art journal these days and I made this page about my mother. Dorothy always says to me that her childhood was a really happy and carefree season. Summers by the sea, lots of friends and neighbors to play with and memorable schooldays !! I've heard many stories, some of them funny ...others strange ... from a completely different Greece !! But ... in the end we can only imagine our parent's childhood !!


we can only imagine our parent's childhood

  At this photograph my mother is 11 years old and dressed up as a Casino Rulette for the carnival, a costume handmade by my grandmother.
   
I added some red oil pastel on the skirt and hat and a bit of green on the clover of the blouse.



 This is the original photograph taken at 1961 from the veranda of the house . For my family journal I always make copies of the photographs...


With this journal spread I will enter at 3 challenges.
    At  Scrapki Wyzwaniowo challenge #108 with the word imagine

http://scrapki-wyzwaniowo.blogspot.gr/2014/09/september-2014-challenge-108-and-big.html

    At Scrap Africa challenge 35  - vintage theme

    At Scrap Around the World challenge 17-A Magical Mood Board by Amy Voorthuis 


    The gears and the fairy from this beautiful mood board inspired me the most !!

Thank you all for reading my post !!!


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  1. Wow, to have such a picture! Pictures like that are sometimes to find on websites that collect and sell them. And than you see them over and over again. But yours is UNIQUE! And than what you did with it on your journal! I always pick your work out of the bloglovin mail without even look at the name. :) It is always surprising!

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  2. Wow! I love what you did with the photo of your mother. Such a special page. Love your colours and all the texture. Thank you for playing at Scrap Africa.

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  3. Great page. And this costume... WOW!!! I love your background with lovely texture. Thank you for playing along with SATW!

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  4. Oh wow. What a beautiful page. Love the art journal idea. I love the colours and the texture here. It is really very nice. Thanks for playing with at Scrap Africa.

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  5. Πραγματικά η φωτογραφία είναι φανταστική, αλλά εσύ την έκανες ακόμα πιο παραμυθένια με τα νεραϊδοφτερα που έβαλες! Μήπως να σκεφτείς σοβαρά να πουλήσεις όλο το έργο και όχι μόνο τη φωτογραφία? χιχι... Πάντως ένα έχω να πω: στο art journal έχεις γίνει αστέρι!
    Ευχαριστούμε για την υπέροχη συμμετοχή!

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  6. Oh my, oh my, that is wonderful! You are so talented! So glad you joined us at Scrap Around the World this month <3

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  7. Hello Helen! It was so inspiring to read your post! I suppose that it is inevitable thing, that children cannot imagine parent's childhood :) Same is with my kids :) Totally different world :) I am happy you joined us at scrapki-wyzwaniowo and created very moving project. Please keep in mind, that if you would like to be illegible for winning our prizes, you should use our challenge graphic from our blog. Hugs xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Tusia and for letting me know about the challenge graphic ... I'll use it right away !!!!

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  8. Wow! Wow! Wow!
    Just an amazing mix media page! The background is awesome!
    And the mum photo is really beautiful!
    Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!
    Xoxo

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  9. Ελενη μου τι φοβερη σελιδα δημιουργησες ! Πραγματικα δεν χορταινω να την κοιταω!η φωτο εξαιρετικη η στολη εντυπωσιακη και ολα αυτα που γραφεις ειναι τοσο ομορφα!χιλια μπραβο!καλη επιτυχια σου ευχομαι για τις προκλησεις!!!

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  10. Hello dear Helen! Oh, what an amazing page!!!! It´s so inspiring and unique. I always love your art, it´s so special! The photo of your mother is really phantastic and I know what you mean, we can´t imagine our parents as children :), but I loved to listen to the stories, my parents told us about their childhood too.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xxx Evelyn

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  11. Your pages are awesome and everything goes perfectly together ! I'm happy that you joined us at scrapki-wyzwaniowo!

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  12. A perfect art journal page! Love it.. The background is so awesome!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at SATW this month!

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  13. A very pretty page! I love your mixed media. Thanks for sharing it with us all at Scrap Africa :)

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  14. Beautiful journal page! It's great that you can share those happy memories with your mother! Love the colors and masking you did and your mom looks adorable! All the best from SATW! :)

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  15. Beautiful work and lovely colors! Thank you for joining Scrapki-wyzwaniowo challenge!

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  16. Your pages are so inspiring; wonderful; thanks for playing with SATW

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  17. It's so great !!!! wonderful!Thank you so much for playing along with us at SATW this month!

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  18. Beautiful project :) Thank you for playing with us at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo :)

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  19. Eclectic and original and a fun way to preserve that precious photo of your Mother.. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Africa :D

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  20. Stunning pages Helen and love that gorgeous background! Such a sweet photo of your mother too! Thanks so much for playing along with our vintage challenge at Scrap Africa! ;-)

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  21. awesome page!! Thank you for playing with us at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo :)

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  22. Totally gorgeous! Thank you for playing along at Scrap Africa. :)

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  23. Very cool fairy girl! Thanks for joining us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo ♥

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