Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Challenges

Well, I was delighted to find a "new-to-me" challenge blog this past weekend. It's called "Dans ma maison il y a," and it's about creating little houses. So this is my first entry for the current challenge theme, which is, simply "white." I think I'll participate in this challenge often. I LOVED creating this little piece!

Over at Created by Hand, the current challenge is "flourishes." I used a beautiful flourished calligraphy sentiment stamp done by Suzanne Cannon at Quietfire Design, as well as a white-on-white embossed flourish design background stamp by Impression Obsession, one of my favourite, often used backgrounders (although I don't think you can see it very well here, sorry). If you click on the image to make it larger, the embossing shows up well.

Crissi and Julie instructed us to make anything BUT a card for the current Arty Girlz challenge, so here's my "anything but." I really enjoy participating in challenges, but there are so MANY I want to do that I like to increase the challenge to myself by combining several with one piece. It often encourages me to think harder about what I want to do. I hope that challenge hosts don't mind me doing this.

The inspiration for this little piece is this photo of my mother, taken in 1924. I am so lucky to have this picture. Our family home burned down in 1975, and all family photos and memorabilia were lost. This photo was sent to us by an aunt in Australia, where my Mum was born and grew up. It's one of two we have of her as a child, and it's so very precious to me.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I appreciate that!

26 comments:

Kelly said...

gorgeous!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

your house is beautiful !! thank you for your participation !!!

Diana Evans said...

I love this house...the texture is awesome!!!

Char said...

Fantastic idea for framing the picture. Love it.

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Amazing house. Love it!!!

Jacqueline said...

OH that is soooo pretty - I want to make one now too!!

Faye said...

Really beautiful. Love the flourish "Cherish."

Sally said...

Great work - what a lovely little house!

Suzanne C said...

Simply gorgeous! When you said little house I was wondering what it would look like and it is beautiful!

joanne wardle said...

dans ma maison is a great challenge. I love your house the whites are very effective

Shelly Hickox said...

This is so lovely!

indybev said...

This is the cutest house I've seen! Love that sweet little face, and the delicate touch with the lace.

Quietfire Style said...

This is just wonderful! You are so lucky to have that photo of your mom!!

Tami B. said...

Absolutely stunning. Love it when you combine challenges. Your mom was an adorable little girl.

Pascale said...

This is an adorable house. The white kinda signifies innocence. Pascale :0)

Judy said...

What a very special house you have created, Deborah, something for you to treasure always!
JudyNZ

Julie said...

WOW Stunning Creation Deborah!!

I don't mind at all if you combine our challenges with others...make sense to me ;)

Thanks for continuing to join in with Arty Girlz challenges

Julie xx

scotspanda said...

beautiful wee house Deborah, I love it. I am doing your stamped images this week for the swap, will get them to you asap :o)

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

crissi said...

Beautiful house Deborah lovely photo.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Anneke said...

what a lovely house and so nice embossed

Jan said...

Oh, so pretty!

crafty creations said...

beautiful house and thank you for sharing that precious photo with us

aliqua said...

Your mom is so pretty, it's a great idea !

lilipaon said...

very nice house

potibrest29 said...

I LOVE IT
IT IS A VERY GOOD JOB

SEE YOU LATER

MORGANE

vintage wil said...

what a lovely house!!!