Thursday, 3 July 2008

CAPTURE THE MOMENT


I think I was even humming "Among my Souvenirs" as I made this (sorry, that's a VERY old song). I chose this little dancer for the Mixed Media Monday challenge. She looks very young and I was (as usual) daydreaming a story about her.

I was thinking about an old lady rummaging through her memories of an earlier life - this picture taken when she was a young dancer in the Corps de Ballet in London, the background is to suggest faded letters, the clock represents the time that has passed, the lace is saved from one of her costumes, the label is from her travelling trunk when the company went on tour, and the little gold locket was a gift from a stage door johnny! Fanciful that's me.

The background script is a scrapbook paper, the image is from a collage sheet by Enchanted Mercantile, the clock stamp is by Cherry Pie, the tag is Paper Artsy and the little heart is a Scrapz charm.

12 comments:

Linda said...

That is so lovely Rosie - its made me go aaahhhh.....
XX

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

Love this Rosie> I think that its a lovely idea to give them stories. I am going to make up a fake family album full of the vintage images i love and make up a family story for all of them . I think we possibly think a bit alike

Carole said...

Wonderful piece. So vintage looking....

Carole said...

Rosie, I was given the Brillante Weblog award this morning and I'm passing it on to you. To see the details you can visit my blog.

Heather Robinson said...

I always very much enjoy reading about the "thinking" that is behind a piece of artwork. You had me wanting more of the story! This is a stunning piece, Rosie.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow great piece. Love the image. Gorgeous.

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous. love all the different details.

katrin said...

awesome! great piece and collage!!!

mixedmediamonday said...

Beautiful, Rosie! Diane

Willy said...

Fabulous piece, Rosie!

Barbara Hagerty said...

A very lovely piece! And I thoroughly enjoyed your little flight of fancy! Great story!

Lisa M Griffin said...

I love this ATC, it is so charming with the dancer and all your little touches. Lovely work, will be back again for a visit. =)