Nov 6, 2011

"In Times Gone By"

A HUGE thankyou to Shirley for letting me write up the challenge this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.  It was heaps of fun!
For this challenge, every time I sat down and thought about "times gone by" I kept thinking of a photo album.
And how much fun it is to look back at the past and be reminded of things and people from what seemed so long ago.  Things that we often forget.
Sometimes it is like another world, another time, another person around which things have happened.
When we remember these times it is always the good things that come to mind and bring a smile to our face.
And that is the inspiration for this card...
A little reminder that I am offering this card as a give-away when I reach 50 spread the word.

I have made a photo frame from an ivy stamp.
Picked a Tim stamp that is from a long time ago.
And put today's generations looking back at the picture.
If you look closely you can see a baby, a lady and a granddad all looking at the photo.  They are stamped onto acetate and raised above the photo to give a hovering effect, but it probably looks better in real life.  It is difficult to get a good picture when acetate is used.  The baby is stamped, water coloured with DI and stuck to the underside of the acetate.
I have only recently bought my first 3 colours of alcohol inks, so I have used them all on both glossy cardstock (that's the frame that I have cut out) and on acetate, which I used to cover over the photo stamp.  A little bit of blending solution was used to give the "spotlight" effect on the children.

Stamps that I have used include ~
Stamp It - Faith bird
??? - writing
Tim Stamps...a few
Crafty Individuals - CI 277
Artee Stamps - Miss Swanson
Imprint - Up Hill Ride
Hero Arts

Challenges that I am entering this beautiful card into include ~
Gingersnap Creations - Alcohol Inks


penny4thoughts said...

Love the effect you achieved with the AI's! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

Terry said...

I just love this card and the way in which you framed the photo! Your use of alcohol inks is beautiful and just wait until you pick up three more colors! Beautiful and someone will really be thrilled to have this generous offering!

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE this - the child looking at the photo is a genius touch. Beautiful work x

Bea said...

This is Beautiful!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a beautiful card, love the colors of the main image and the ivy border and the little child behind it.

Shirl said...

Dot if I wasn't already a follower I soon would be what a fabulous card someone is going to receive.

So much detail displayed in one place, love the baby but the grandad made me chuckle. Wow girlie you are such an inspiration.

Hugs Shirley x x x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous, I love the way the baby is looking into the picture.
Yvonne x

Fliss said...

A really amazing creation Dot. It's so lovely the way the little one is gazing at the family in the frame. Gorgeous effect.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Joan said...

lovely card and a great concept

Brenda Brown said...

Such an enchanting card Dot, I just love it. The use of the alcohol ink on the acetate and spotlighted over the children is superb and the frame looks fabulous with the child looking into times gone by.
Your write up for the challenge blog just captivated me and really got me thinking and reflecting - well done and thank you.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Dot, I absolutely love the child looking back at the scene, and the background stamping. Stunning ! Sue C x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- love both of the images you used- and your three AI's blend together beautifully! Here by Terry's recommendation and now a follower!

Cazro said...

A stunning card, I adore the way you draw in the eye to the image through the frame. beautiful colouring too. Caz

SmilynStef said...

Fantastic design ... so glad you got inky with us at Gingersnap Creations.

Ellie said...

LOVE it!
xxx Ellie

Mrs.B said...

Loved the card on first glance, but when I read the write up, looked closer and saw the lady and grandad - WOW. Stunning and inspirational.
You did a fabulous job on the write up on the Challenge.
Avril xx

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - popped over from Avril's blog .. and am now a follower
Lisa x

Doreen said...

Your card is

Gerri Herbst said...

Gorgeous Alcohol ink Card!

Kim Dellow said...

So beautiful! Lovely work. Kim

Sue said...

This is fabulous Dot, I love the frame you have created, and using the blender solution to make your spotlight is perfect x

Lorraine said...

What a beautiful, unique and cool creation, Dot!