Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Vintage childhood - Great Happiness

Today I have made this tag with three challenges in mind, Simon Says Stamp and Show - Tape it Up,  Ink on my Fingers - Use Ribbons and Make My Monday - Vintage Childhood.


I used an acetate from Ephemera 1 by Crafty Individuals depicting a mother and daughter together, you can see the love of the young child for her mother. The bluebird has been over-stamped in picket fence DS with plate CI 214.


Christina Rossetti wrote this poem, it was her very first when she was 11 years old (1842).

Today's your natal day,
Sweet flowers I bring;
Mother, accept, I pray,
My offering.

And may you happy live,
And long us bless;
Receiving as you give
Great happiness.

I thought the very last line was perfect for the title of this tag.


Tag covered with music tissue tape then alcohol inked over using sail boat blue, sunset orange and pearl. When dry I blended walnut stain DI over it.


Got my granddaughter over today and had her yesterday to give her a break from her own 4 walls, she is doing really well and came out for a Frappuccino this morning. Taking the youngest one to ballet in half an hour. Oh and the skydive didn't happen again on Sunday, so my daughter has to wait till the middle of October and go through it all again for the third time. Her nerves are getting to her a bit I think, but then I wouldn't even consider it in the first place lol.

Take care and have some fruitful crafting time.

hugs {brenda} xox

32 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

A beautifultag, love the image ...my children definitely give me great happiness!! A stunning background, and a fab make...
Glad to hear your granddaughter is doing so well, bless!
Hugs trace x

Sue said...

Absolutely love that tag Brenda its gorgeous huggles

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, love that music score... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful tag and vintage image!

Jacqueline said...

A beautiful vintage tag - thanks for joining in our challenge this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous tag, Brenda...lovely technique...so great to read about your granddaughter...love from Switzerland!
xxx Margreet

catherine said...

This is super Brenda and a fabulous image. great techniques. Glad your grand daughter is doing ok and you had some nice time together. Mine is of to ballet at the moment
x catherine

Eileen said...

Hi Brenda... Love your tag... in fact I love all of your work. I am always pinching your ideas! lol I just don't blog 'em!! ;)

Glad your granddaughter is doing so well .... her recovery is amazing and such good news for everyone!
Hugs Eileen xxx

Kathyk said...

Another supe ryummy project from you Brenda - I love all the textures you build in to your projects

Happy Tuesday

Kathyk

Kathyk said...

Sorry - forgot to say how chuffed you must be about the progress of your granddaughter too

Kathyk

Vicky said...

Oooh so beautiful Brenda...and so pleased your granddaughter is doing so well too hun..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Karin said...

gorgeous tag, love the little poem!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your tissue tape background Brenda and what a sweet image you chose. It's beautiful. Glad to hear your granddaughter is getting around... she is amazing!

butterfly said...

What a wonderful tag - the image is such a beautiful one, and I love the Rossetti you shared, perfect complement to the picture. Your inked tapey background is fab, and I love your colour combinations through the whole piece - really fresh and original! So glad things are going well with your GD...
Alison x

Suzi B said...

fabulous tag Brenda, love the music tissue tape and the delightful image.. Thank you for joining us this week at MMM
suzi b xx

Redanne said...

Your tag is beautiful Brenda, I love the tape background and that image is gorgeous - the sentiment is perfect too. Anne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brendy, you've been very creative the last few days. Love all the pieces and the wonderful details.

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful tag Brenda, x

Terry said...

Brenda, this tag is gorgeous! Love this sweet image! Skydive, no way, no how, never ever! Good for her!!! Glad to hear that your granddaughter is doing better. I have been thinking of her and all she has to deal with at such a young age. Hugs!

Junibears said...

Yopur tags are beautiful Brenda! xx

Rita said...

Brenda ,your tag is so beautiful. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

lynne said...

Hi Brenda
So lovely to read that your Grand-daughter is doing much better, what a relief. As for your daughter, the frustration she must be feeling at the sky dive being cancelled once again.
Oh this is a delight and those words are so perfect.
Wishes
Lynne

Fliss said...

An absolutely gorgeous tag Brenda. The image is lovely and the inked tissue tape is a lovely background. Love the little rosette embellishment too.
Glad to hear your granddaughter managed to go out for a while too as it's bound to do her a lot of good.
Lovely to see you at MMM too and hope you can join in again soon.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Dallying Debz said...

Really like this Brenda. All of the different colours and textures make it seem really alive.

x

Cazro said...

A super tag, lots of ephemera going on, so interesting. So nice to see you joining us at MMM, would love to see you again. Caz

Mynnette said...

What a sweet image! LOVE the bright colors with you neutrals and your image is so darling! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

soapHOUSEmama said...

LOVELY work! The pattern and contrast is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a wonderful tag, Brenda. Just catching up as got internet this am, so no more gobbledygook messages from my phone,

Lucy x

JeanFB said...

Gorgeous tag! I love how you've used the more vivid colors with the vintage image, they really pop, and of course I love the blue bird!

Martina2801 said...

What a great tag, dear Brenda! Just fantastic (as always).
Have a nice weekend, my dear!

Rebecca " The miss Haven " said...

OOOOhhh , Lovely tag :) Super stunning !!! Tfs :)
Hugs Rebecca

Shirl said...

How behind am I with all your gorgeous work sweets another beautiful creation, adorable stamped image.

Hugs Shirley x x