A while back while sorting out my mum's house I came across two lovely old photos of a couple who turned out to be my Great-Great Grandparents. Auntie Rene, thanks to her interest in family research, has been able to put names to this couple and provide me with information about them. I needed to make 2 cards - that suggested a matching pair!
This is Alice, George's wife. All Rene could tell me about her was that she was the sister of Mr Hunter, George's employer. The Hunters would have been quite well-to-do yet Alice and George, the simple country lad, married. I don't know if it was Alison's use of those lovely Paper Artsy feathers on her canvas - I now so want this stamp - but I knew I wanted to use the Paper Artsy Mini feather on her card and as I worked a Natural History theme seemed to form itself. I would like to have used all Ink and the Dog stamps as Alison did, but I didn't have enough of these so I used Tim Holtz and Artistic Outpost stamps and a collaged bird's egg. I would so love to own more 'Ink and the Dog' stamps - maybe Christmas? As I explained on my WOYWW a little story about this couple suggested itself. I imagined the Lambeth lady captivated by this simple country boy with his tales of finding nests of speckled eggs, hearing music in birdsong and watching the flight of dragon flies and butterflies.
Alison had used text as a background for her canvas. I took just a small torn piece of text from Alice in Wonderland with a wash of Cinnamon. For dimension I curled the edges of my torn pages and accented them with different Treasure Golds. You can just see the words, 'Said Alice' under the Hot Picks flowers stamped in Cornflower and accented with a pearl at the centre.
Although my projects are nothing like Alison's journal, canvas or street, I feel that her ideas have helped my imagination take flight and inspired me to create something that I hope will appeal to my much loved Auntie. Thank you, Alison and Paper Artsy for some great inspiration this week!