Thursday, 4 September 2008

PROMISE

TRADED
"In the pink" again, but in vintage mode this time, inspired by the Created By Hand pink and brown challenge. Well the brown part just HAD to be a vintage photo didn't it, and this is one of my all-time favourites.

The background is once again Basic Grey paper - I just love this stuff and should probably have shares in the company! The scrap behind the photo is a 7 Gypsies paper. The butterfly came from Digital Collage Sheets, plus bits and pieces of metal and lace from various sources. I darkened the ecru lace a bit with distress ink to get a good contrast with the background.

We've just had our 33rd wedding anniversary (and I don't feel old enough) so those promises have been in my mind, as well as a huge thankfulness that in all the ups and downs of life we are still together and still crazy about each other.

The delicate prettiness of the bride reminds me that although we think of ourselves as grown up at the time, we are such vulnerable young girls when we marry, yet we put so much faith and trust we put into that commitment. The lock and key symbolise (no NOT shackles or ball and chain!) the safety and security of committing to loving one person, but the lace and butterfly stand for the fragility which can be part of any relationship.

10 comments:

Terrie B x said...

This is a `Beautiful`....Just popped over from the wonderfully Chriss`s blog:)
`Happy Belated` 33rd Anniversary~X~
Have a lovely Day:)

Linda Elbourne said...

33 years - you don't look old enough either hun! Fabulous card - I love the colour combo!

Rosemary said...

Love the card and your sentiments about marriage - when I saw the key and lock I was thinking that her groom has the key to her heart. You do lovely ATCs, Rosie

Kelly said...

lovely card

Faye said...

How very beautiful. I love what you have written about the meanings behind the elements of your art work.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is gorgeous.
What a great and lovely card.

Jaqi said...

Very Nice Rosie, as always. Super work, and hope you had a wonderful anniversary. Jaqi x

RubyMay said...

A beautiful piece...and the write up is really good too.
Hope you had a wonderful 33rd anniversary x

LazyKay said...

Beautiful piece and you don't LOOK old enough to have been together that long either. Love the thoughts with this.

xxxxxxx

Deborah said...

How lovely! And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!