The challenge at Mixed Media Monday (yes I am a bit on the last minute) is to do a 3 x 3 "thrinchie", which sounded a nice size to me - much smaller and my brain hurts too much!
Arty Girlz are also running a vintage challenge, so I decided to combine the two. Well as you know vintage is probably my best loved style, although I do want to break out of brown and try other colours within it.
The background is paper from the K & Co Margo range - I love this because it's so atmospheric. I was starting to think about my granny's house, and how the only thing I really remember about it is the doorway, which made me think how much symbolism there is in doors and gateways. So I started dreaming about this family who lived behind that door a long time ago - represented by the clock. The knowledge of who they are and where they lived will remain a mystery we can't unlock, represented by the key, but this piece is about my strong sense that we are who we are because of all manner of influences whether we are conscious of it or not. All our ancestors leave us some kind of legacy and we need to treasure that knowledge. That's why, when presented with a suitcase full of old family photographs, I became a scrapbooker to archive that precious past so that it would be available to my grandchildren.