Sunday, 15 March 2009

Mother and Child


The challenge this week at Gothic Arches was 'Mother and Child'.

Having already immortalised my great-grandmother and my father on ATC's, this was the perfect opportunity to use some more of my relations!

This picture is of my Nan and Mum. Nan was only 17 when Mum was born and this pic must have been taken late 1927/early 1928. I love this photograph.

I used Basic Grey paper for the background, then stuck the lace onto the same paper and cut out following the line of the lace. I mounted the two pieces onto the arch shape to 'frame' the image.

I finished the arch by adding a couple of buttons, a heart button with some organza ribbon and a couple of timy pearls. I added the year on the top of the arch digitally.

I have been researching my ancestry for about 5 years now and it is as addictive as crafting! I have printed this quote ' The Family is link to our past, bridge to our future' onto the front of my ancestry journals.

38 comments:

  1. OMG this is truly lovely.
    Fantastic arch Viv. Love them.

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  2. Beautiful! Love the image and the touch of lace!

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  3. What a beautiful arch !so lovely!!

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  4. This is beautiful, Viv! So precious! What a lovely photo of your Nan and Mum. I was also thinking about starting an ancestry research, but don't really know where to start.. That is a great quote, btw. :)
    Have a great day
    Hugs, Vanja

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  5. This is a perfectly beautiful arch!! Thanks for sharing your history and honoring it in such a lovely way! Lynn F.

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  6. Oh Viv, this arch is gorgeous. I can see why you love that photo of your Nan and your Mom....it is gorgeous and so captures the love between mother and child.

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  7. Very sentimental and beautiful!

    Liz

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  8. Absolutely beautiful. And how lovely to use a family photograph too.
    Ali xx

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  9. This is beautiful. What a great tribute to your mother and grandmother.

    jaine

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  10. Fantastic arch, love it !

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  11. Beautiful, elegant, artistic arch. I love the photo of your mother and grandmother.

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  12. What a fantastic photo. Beautiful work altogether.

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  13. Your arch is splendid, the color of LOVE, bits of lace and verse are all just perfect!

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  14. Beautiful arch-just adore those laces.

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  15. wondeful vivs...is it you and your ma..lol!!!...so petty lv ssassxxx

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  16. Such a beautiful arch. The lace and buttons are the perfect addition.

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  17. Such a beautiful arch! Love that you used an image of your own. The details are beautiful.

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  18. Wonderful picture you've chosen...lovely arch!

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  19. How sweet and what lovely touches with the lace and to use family photos, just sooo special!

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  20. gorgeous I love the flow of the lace great idea to put it on paper first

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  21. Stunning, the bits of lace really finish it of beautifuly. Gorgeous Arch!

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  22. Gorgeous arch, beautifull layout!

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  23. Loved your mothe & child wonderful arch. Your blog great loved it!

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  24. love your arch! the lace gives it a nice vintage feel!

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  25. This is so beautiful...gorgeous image x

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  26. your nan and mum?? it's amazing!! thank you so much!!

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  27. How very lovely to use your ancestors on this very beautiful arch, Viv.
    Faye

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  28. Beautiful, Viv, an arch to treasure of your family!
    JudyNZ

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  29. Truely delightful arch Viv...beautiful work as always!

    Now...pop on over to my blog....CONGRATULATIONS! There's a surprize for you!

    Ange!

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  30. This is just beautiful Viv! Will you frame it? I love it...

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  31. Beautiful arch! Love the image, and the background colour!

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  32. very lovely arch from mother and child

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  33. Gorgeous! Love the soft colors and the lace and the buttons. Everything is perfect. Congrats on yoiur winnings btw. How fun!

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