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:

Stempelchaotin said...

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

Angelina said...

Beautiful!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful! Love the image and the touch of lace!

vintage wil said...

What a beautiful arch !so lovely!!

Anonymous said...

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

Lynifyni said...

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

Heather Robinson said...

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.

azLizJane said...

Very sentimental and beautiful!

Liz

AliMayes said...

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

craftaholic mummy said...

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

jaine

Suze said...

Fantastic arch, love it !

Ozstuff said...

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

nancy said...

What a fantastic photo. Beautiful work altogether.

Jen said...

Lovely arch.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

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

lena said...

Beautiful arch-just adore those laces.

sassy said...

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

Kersten said...

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

Buffy said...

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

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

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

Lynn Stevens said...

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

Ellen said...

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

Astrid Maclean said...

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

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous arch, beautifull layout!

Ginger said...

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

Kelly said...

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

Sally said...

Beautiful arch!

RubyMay said...

This is so beautiful...gorgeous image x

lilibulle said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Judy said...

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

kareNstampZ said...

That is so stunning

Agnes the Red said...

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

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

Ange!

Deby said...

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

Kris Dickinson said...

This is gorgeous!

Rachel Bland said...

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

Anneke said...

very lovely arch from mother and child

Debby said...

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