Saturday, 13 September 2008

REACH FOR THE STARS

NOW TRADED
The Mixed Media Monday challenge this week was "stars". In pursuit of my goal to do vintage which isn't brown ... I started off with this delicate blue paper, over which I pasted some hand-made tissue which has silver stars in it (sadly they don't show up that well).

This image from Digital Collage Sheets is just so ethereally pretty! So delicate that it needed great care to cut out the face, and don't you think she has a sort of yearning expression? I added some lace, silver stars and a crown (there always seems to be one in there somewhere).

So why is she gazing so longingly at the stars? She dreams of being an engineer like Papa, and being at the forefront of science in this age of steam. Mama however has other ideas about a suitable career for a young lady, which include marriage to a suitable scion of a noble house. Now if only Mama could find someone for her who was also interested in engineering, as well as rich and handsome. Don't I go on?

9 comments:

Chriss Rollins said...

Hello Rosie and Linda,
this is so beautiful and i do hope she gets to be an engineer like papa.
Linda please give Rosie a huge BDay hug from me as I missed it...so SORRY.
have a great time you girls.
chriss xxx

Bunty said...

Rosie

This is really lovely - such a gorgeous image - I love it.

By the way you will be pleased to hear that I am now in blogland, though a complete novice at the moment!

Barbara

mixedmediamonday said...

What a wonderful ATC, Rosie! Diane

LazyKay said...

Another lovely piece, you find such gorgeous images.

Linda said...

Beautiful ATC Rosie...such lovely soft colours.
Linda xx
And its one of my favourite songs! We used to sing it in my Star Assemblies in school when we celebrated special achievement.

Viola said...

Another beauty!! :o)

joanne wardle said...

I love that it's vintage without being brown, I'm glad you took part in MMM this week

Jaqi said...

What an incredible face, so beautiful, and i think you have captured the moment so well, its beauitful, she looks like an angel to me, Jaqi x

herminesplace said...

GORGEOUS!!!