Saturday, 13 August 2011

TOUCHED A NERVE THERE ...

For once I responded to a challenge with this page - over on the Stampotique Designers Blog - to alter a book page, with the option of using a Stampotique image. Well I love this scribbly face by Daniel Torrente, she looks so fierce and cross and I use her a lot. Hmmm maybe that says something about me? So I pasted a page from the old hardback I use for such purposes onto a journal page and set to work ... completely forgetting to take my usual stage pictures.

But you can probably see why ... this subject is something which has been on my mind for some time. I can't understand why any woman would describe herself as "not a feminist". All it means is "pro-woman", and my Other Half describes himself as one too! I fought a lot of battles against sexism and patriarchal attitudes in my younger days, and sad to say I still see a lot of things which need to change. So rude words to the whole concept of post-feminism - if we girls can't stand up for one another who will? And I want things to be better for my girls and my grand-daughters ...

Oh yes, and how do you like the brilliant ink pad rack my nephew made for me? Super innit? I couldn't find anything (affordable) to house these larger ink pads and we did a spot of bartering - I made him a scrapbook album of family history, and he made me this. Result!

20 comments:

Ali said...

Ooh that IS a fab stamp rack! And my, you have a lot of lovely Stampin' Up! inkpads! :lol:

Fab journal page - I like that face too and I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment!

Ali

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Couldn't agree more, and a gorgeous page! Just recently discovered your blog and your journal pages are fantastic!! Added you to my bloglist, can't wait to see more. Just out of curiousity, what markers do you use to doodle/write over the caran d'ache backgrounds?

Barbara Hagerty said...

Rosie, your page is absolutely brilliant! That's one Daniel Torrente stamp that I hadn't seen, and I love it! It's an absolute "must have", so thank you for using it and introducing me to it!

I'm with you 100%! I'm a die hard feminist, and I've raised both my daughter AND my son to be feminists, also! It's so very nice to reconnect with you! XOXO

Artyjen said...

Fabulous page...fabulous rack.
Clever you.....clever nephew! :)
xoxo Sioux

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Couldn't agree more, too many people (espcially young women) don't think feminism is relevant any more and it so is. Your page is brilliant and the ink pad holder is superb

Kaz said...

Love this Rosie and I'm with you all the way! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

dutchstamptramp said...

Wow what a fabulous page! Love the theme, the colours and your writing is just perfect. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge!

Liz (Chubby Frog) said...

I just love your journal pages - the sentiments in them really strike a chord with me.

I also adore your new ink pad storage rack. I think I might have to show a picture to my hustand and say 'please'.

muriel said...

Hello! Love your page and your words.
Unfortunately I still have too many opportunities to see that things haven't changed that much in favour of women. Love the rack too. You are a luncky auntie.

Sue said...

Hear Hear....ten times over and ten times more.....and thanks for joining in the Stampotique challenge your page is FABULOUS!

Willy said...

Your page is absolutely stunning! Great text, love it! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 36.

Moniqui said...

Awesome stamprack,great job nephew!
Love the page in every way!Thanks for joining SDC!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A great page and the inkpad rack is fantastic - lucky you.

Basement Stamper said...

You're page is awesome! I love the journaling on it. Great job! I also love your nephew's stamp pad holder...it is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Beacee said...

Well said! Another great page. x

Claudia said...

Wow, fabulous page !

flutterbycrafter said...

Fabulous page, and agree withe sentiment. Love your new storage rack.

Anonymous said...

Result ! I think he should go into business Rosie !

Jayne C said...

Great page...and fantastic ink shelf!! x

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Wonderful book page! So creative! Love the journaling! So glad you've joined us at Stampotique! Best of luck in the draw!
Val :)
PS: I'm in lust with your ink shelf! :)