Monday, June 18, 2018

Positive Women from the Past

It's mid-month over at the Path of Positivity and I have more Neutral Colors to share.  This time I went for an old 'black and white photo' look adding some lavender colorizing with copic and sponge ink. 

I believe this gorgeous image Lady Hat Feathers from A Day for Daisies, takes us back to the early 1930's; but I must admit, I'm not sure.  If so, this was a difficult time here in the US with the beginning of the Great Depression.  It never ceases to amaze me how the women of that time, including my grandmothers, were such incredible stewards of their gifts ~ time, talents, and money.  

These incredible women could stretch a nickel beyond anything I can imagine.  My grandmothers washed their foil, sifted/reused flour, fed animals with leftovers, sewed old garments into quilts, used fabric scraps for patches and bedding, pressed wildflowers, decorated with country wild flowers, etc.  It makes me see these women in such a positive light and with so much respect and gratitude for their resilience!        

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My Card:
I chose to go outside the norm with Copic Cool Greys for the entire image.  (Now, I know most of the time, we go with Warms for living things; but if you follow me, you know I'm always jumping out of the box!) Then I 'swept' over with an E00.  

The banner and circle doilies inside the floral frames are from Polkadoodles Lavender Tea and those lovely frames are from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The main image was **printed onto the card front and then I added her to a frame and printed her again.  (**  I printed her onto the card front to be sure I did not lose the circular lines in the digi.  I knew when I cut them, I would lose them.  By printing them onto the card front, they would be there!)  The framed piece was then lined up carefully with the image below and popped on top with foam tape.  I added some crinkled seam binding and a few grey gems from my stash, and it's done!

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1 comment:

  1. I agree with you about the ladies of the past. Nothing went to waste. My mother was a teenager during the depression and I learned so much from her. To this day, I always clean my plate and save/re-use as much as I can.

    Your card is just too gorgeous for words. So elegant, Katrina. I love it.