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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Children

Hello, it's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight the theme is Children
As always, it's up to you how you interpret this - something for a child, something featuring children, there's lots of possibilities.
I came across this quote in my stash and thought it just seemed right to go with these two young girls who look as if they are about to leave their childhood behind and embark upon a new chapter in their lives.
I used a piece of greyboard for my wall hanging, I gave it a coat of Gesso before applying PaperArtsy Taupe and then Mermaid paint, which was rubbed over with a baby wipe.  There's also bits of stenciling done with Snowflake, although most of it got covered up.
I added some embroidered antique lace that I've hoarded forever, and some tiny tattered florals, keeping to the colours of the embroidered flowers on the lace.  I also added more antique lace and some vintage pearl buttons, which are probably from the same era as the photo!
The rest of the DT have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over here, where you will find all the details.
Thanks for visiting, as always, I do appreciate it.
Avril xx

20 comments:

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous antique and vintage details Avril, i can understand you hoarding these items. Its a beautiful wall hanging.
Yvonne xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful vintage piece, love those buttons, too. Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

This is a stunning vintage piece Avril

Love Chrissie xx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Love the quote and the vintage feeling on your piece Avril! Always admire your attention to details! Hugs!

butterfly said...

Perfect vintage embellishing of the photo - the lace trim with that gorgeous floral garland is lovely, and I just love the buttons. How cool is that button card too!
Alison x

Janette said...

Beautiful Avril, love the buttons and that sentiment is so true, I love it.xx

sirkkis said...

Lovely card with beautifull embellishments, Avril.
Have a Happy evening ❤

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful vintage style. The lace is gorgeous and the Flowers blend perfectly. Hugs Mrs A.

Margik said...

Gorgeous card with lovely details, Avril. The lace and buttons are exquisite. Love the look vintage!
Mar xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Anamazing vintage piece Avril! Oh yes those buttons are wonderful!
oxo Susi

Brenda Brown said...

A delightful way to display that gorgeous photo and I love the feminine lace and buttons touch you added. Xx

The Altered Paper said...

Love the vintage feel of this piece, with the pretty lace,flowers and buttons!

Marjut said...

A beautiful card with wonderful details!

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Avril, gosh do I love this, somehow reminds me of my mum...those antique buttons, I know my mum had those too...lovely show.xx{aNNie}

Linda said...

Lovely wall hanging ...... beautifully vintage and I love those buttons xx

Terry said...

Avril, what a lovely wall hanging! The lace trim is such a nice touch next to the children and the sentiment is great! It has been awhile, but I am excited to be back and working with you at AO! Hugs!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is truly a wonderful Vintage hanging! The vintage buttons do look fabulous! Hugs, Chrisx

Pia S said...

What a wonderful quote you've built your design around. Beautiful lace and flower arrangement, I also like that you didn't let the little piece behind the buttons go to waste.

sally said...

Lovely vintage feel & I love the lace/buttons/flowers details :-)

Sally x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card with great vintage feeling.