Apr 21, 2013

FSC goes all Sentimental...

is the new challenge at FSC this fortnight.
I have chosen a sentimental journey for my piece,
however you can of course use a sentiment/sayings if you  like.
We have the wonderfully talented  Suzanne from Suzanne's Papercrafting joining us as a GD
so please pop on over and check out her work and leave a little love.

My thoughts on this went back to the olden days in the country with many days at my nana's house
 playing with cousins, 
collecting chook eggs, 
playing family cricket games in the back paddock
and the family feasts!

I am from a small country town where we made our own fun
and enjoyed the wide open spaces... 
- the whole town was our backyard!
It is a time long since gone, but the memories are treasures.

This piece is a collage of different elements from those days
and has been made to be touched, with lots of bits and pieces.
The main image is a Crafty Individual's stamp
stamped in archival ink on specialty paper as I wanted to have a strong back and white image
with muted sepia tones and a little pop of colour added as a backdrop to represent the past.

This is vintage in style, though it is very different to how I would usually do it.
 I enjoyed the journey
 and hope that you will come along and play with us this fortnight.
The stampettes have once again come up with some great inspiration to tempt you into playing along...
and Flonz has a generous $20 voucher for the winner
along with the stampettes top pics, saturday spotlights 
and the occasional guest designer who plays along with us.


I am entering this piece into the following challenges ~
~ Diva's By Design - Butterflies and Birds (I have a butterflu and a chook!)
~ Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes...and buttons
~ Paulaholifieldcrafts - Anything Goes
~ The Artistic Stamper - Texture
~ Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes


Kelly Neis said...

Wonderful collage! There is alot to admire on here.
Thank you for joining us at Divas By Design.
xKelly DT

Yvonne Garner said...

Such a touching, sentimental piece Dot! You have put so much thought into your project. Stunning!

Buttons said...

Beautiful Dot. The colours really pull this collage together and evoke many happy thoughts. Hugs, Jenny x

brenda said...

It's nice to reminisce sometimes Dot, I have similar memories of very different times to those of today.

And what a fabulous way to put those memories together into such a great collage.

B x

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, such beautiful childhood memories, have made an outstanding and beautifully stamped piece of art. xx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous collage Dot ! I love the images you've used, this will be a piece to treasure. Sue C x

Brenda Brown said...

This is a wonderful tribute to those past memories that have such deep sentimental meanings. I love the images you have used to evoke those memories and combined with wonderful textures and colours you have created an exquisite collaged work of art.
Happy Sunday.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sue said...

Awesome artwork, so much to see! I like how the black and white contrasts with the colours in the background. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I absolutely love all aspects of this stunning collage.
You captured a wonderful nostalgic feeling, it really is special.

Meggymay said...

Loved your sentimental memories, its a fantastic project with so mant things to llok at.
Yvonne x

Netty said...

terrific memory collage Dot. Hugs Annette x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous collage Dot, love all the images, they really do give a sense of the past memories.
Avril xx

Fliss said...

This is so beautiful Dot. A lovely way to make a collage and love the vintage style.
Hugs, Fliss xx

butterfly said...

Wow, this is so delicious, Dot - brilliant collage of vintage images, and such a wonderful rustic colour palette - love it!
Alison x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a beautiful collage with wonderful details.

Claire said...

Wow Dot, what a beautiful project. You have such a gift for telling a story with your artwork and this is no exception. Love it! Hope you've had a good weekend
Claire xx

Esther said...

Hi Dot - what a lovely piece of art, and such beautiful memories, thank you for sharing such a treasured journey..Esther xx

Sandra Castle said...

Beautiful! I love the black and white trees! Such contrast against the rich colours. Lovely Dot! Thank you for sharing xxx

Nonni said...

Very interesting collage! A lot to look at, great work! Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week.

Ellie Knol said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE your sentiment!

Terry said...

Dot, I could almost see you there in the memories you shared! Beautiful collaged creation and touching trip back in time! Hugs!

Fandhmum said...

Hi Dot, this is such a lovely piece and I enjoyed reading all about it, you must have had a great time creating this,
Rosie x

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful Doth with a lot of great details.
Greetings Janny

Dagmar said...

this is a beautiful and very elaborate detailed collage - fantastic !!!

Annie said...

Fabulous collage piece Dot..........its easy to see you enjoyed making it.
You have so much detail and texture to look at...truly inspiring x

THanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment on my blog too.

CRafty Hugs

Annie x

Your newest follower x

Shirley Chillman said...

Love love this piece Dot. I find that looking at a finished collaged project is very relaxing as the more you look the more you find and appreciate. Beautiful.

Hugs Shirley x x

Laura W said...

I love that everywhere you look you discover a new element, very cool. Thanks for joining us at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog :)