Sunday, August 8, 2010

MMM Memories



This week at Mixed Media Monday the challenge was memories. That is a wide open field for sure! But I had found some pictures of my brother and me in front of the playhouse my father built me for my, 10th birthday, I think. I LOVED that little house. My mother had put a crystal tea set inside for me to find. Life was good! They had recently taken the trip of their lifetimes to Austria and these were the outfits they brought us as gifts. I laugh everytime I look at my brothers face. Doesn't he look like he's about to say "Bond, James Bond" LOL! Anyway I'm still on a dress kick...they are too fun! This little dress is my take on my Austrian outfit. It is also my early November dress for Alice and Camillas since my birthday is in November.
I stamped the leaves with clear embossing ink and powder then went over it with TH's Barndoor distress ink. Love that red! Thanks for looking if you are still with me......I know do go on sometimes !




24 comments:

Terry said...

OMG!! This is just too cute! I love the dress you made, but sharing the memories is so awesome! What a lovely time!

Nancy Y said...

Oh my goodness, that dress is AMAZING! The photos of you and your brother are so precious. I LOVE your little house too!! I LOVE this entire post!!! Thank you for sharing it!

Diana Evans said...

oh NAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is so wonderful....what a wonderful new dress....and I love your memory photos of that dress adorableeeee!!!! you are amazing with these dresses...I am still finishing my August one!!!

Hugs
Diana

indybev said...

Thank you for sharing your great memories. The dress is beautiful too!

Cheryl said...

that dress you made is darling! The "vintage" photos of you and your brother are precious!!!! What a great little play house you had!

johanna said...

great post!!

Cheryl said...

OH gosh,hun this is just one awesome dress so love what you have created,and the memories,are just amazing too along with a really super cute picture,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Chris said...

Your little dress is adorable! the photographs are awesome! did you make their outfits too?

Rosie said...

Stunning dress Nan!! Don't laugh, but my Mum was Gernman and my brother and I both had lederhosen!! We wore them a lot when we were little!!

joanna said...

Ohhh this is soo cute Nan! You and your brother look adorable in your outfits!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful memories, love the little house and the dress you've created.

Kristin said...

Oh, it's as beautiful as you are in that picture! I LOVE it - what a wonderful way to capture a special memory, Kristin xo

Kristin said...

Forgive me if you get this twice - I love your dress and that picture of you is just beautiful - what a wonderful way to capture a memory, Kristin xo

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Beautiful dress to go with a beautiful memory ... thanks for sharing that :)
Inka

WrightStuff said...

Thank you so much for sharing these photos and your wonderful creation. They did bring a smile to my face. Your brother's face truly is a picture. I think I would have loved those outfits and especially the play house - lucky girl!

Martina2801 said...

Very lovely work Nan!!!

haendi said...

This is so sweet, and the memory behind it is wonderful.

Jackie said...

This is a fabulous dress, Nan, and isn't it great when our art provokes such happy memories.

Jen said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE!!!!! Love the dress, love the embosssing and distress ink and music scores...love the old photos...everything!! :)

Zoechaos said...

What a great memory, you look 'made up' standing in front of your own house in your great new custome. As for your grown up version WOW you captured the dress with some lovely papers. xx Zoe

Ozstuff said...

Nan, I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed your "memories" - and the wonderful photographs to go with them. I love your version of your Austrian outfit which is so creative and beautiful. I love the look on your little brother's face. I don't think he was too sure about having to wear the lederhosen!

Sherry said...

Such a sweet photograph of you two and I love how you've re-created the dress - fantastic!

Diane said...

Oh, what happy memories for you! And what sweet photos to have :-) I love your dress! Diane

purplepaint said...

Oh how cool!!! I love your little house and the photo! And your dress is beautiful!!! Marva