Friday, 28 September 2012

September Whatevers and the story of Edna and the puffed sleeves ...........


 
 
I am really enjoying The Whatevers - Creative Story Telling.  This month's photograph is rather stunning, but I was really unsure what to do with it.  Then I noticed the puffed brocade sleeves on the dress and I was away! Which also coincided very nicely with Astrid's Friday Freebie - beautiful Victorian ribbon spools.  Thank you Astrid!
 
 
So here is my story:
 
 
Edna couldn’t quite clear the smile from her face. She felt smug and didn’t care who knew it.  

It was the dress – oh the gorgeous dress which she had made! Sending to Edinburgh for the heavy brocade material and then carefully trying to cut out the pieces to copy the dress design she had seen in the Edinburgh Advertiser. 

What had pleased her most were the puffed shoulders with the brocade trim – even now she couldn’t believe she had managed it.  

But best of all was Olaf’s suggestion that they have their photograph taken to show off the bonny frocks she had made - for yes she had also made Kirstaine’s as well. Her best sewing efforts recorded – for ever more. That made her very happy.

 
 
I am really loving my Dylusions Sprays and have been inking up a few pages so I have got plenty to play with.  Here I've used London Blue and Vibrant Turquoise and a bit of the next page red seeped through!  Embellishments were all from the little pile of "bits" that have accrued over the last couple of weeks in the corner of my desk, so it was great to use them up without diving into any stash.
 
Do click the link HERE to go to Catherine's blog and the Whatevers link and enjoy her wonderful take on these photographs.  You will certainly smile at the way she changes the photographs giving them wonderful hairdos and great clothes. 
 
Thank's for stopping by and enjoy the weekend.

9 comments:

chrissies said...

Just love the colours and everything else on these pages.

Clever, descriptive piece of writing about Edna as well

Love Chrissie xx

Sue said...

I love the layout and the story you've made for this family Jennie. I clicked the link to check this out and I think it's a lovely idea for a challenge. No wonder you're enjoying it.

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful as ever Jennie. This is such an interesting post to read and what you've produced is stunning.

A while ago, the hugely talented Ana at:

http://anina-papirckalnica.blogspot.co.uk/

nominated me for a blog award called Child's Shoe Blog Award. It's essentially a method of increasing the footfall through your blog and someone recognising the creativity of your work. I've finally done my post and I've put your name down as one of my five nominees. If you pop over to my blog you can read about it.
I'd love you to include yourself as I always enjoy seeing your work.
Juliaxx

Catherine Matthews-Scanlon said...

OMG Jennie- this is amazing@ I love the story and all the different layers -- simply amazing! I am so glad you are playing with us on this fun project!

penny4thoughts said...

You write the best stories, Jennie! This one is terrific and I love your journal page background and the collage you put together - perfect embellishments for your story. I agree that the London Blue and Vibrant Turquoise are a wonderful combination for the inks - love all of it!

Pearl Maple said...

Well done, an artful combination of lots of creative ideas, the colours are fabulous

lena-dailyscrap said...

Great pages and layers! Lovely story too!

lena-dailyscrap said...

LOVE the colours and the layers! Great idea and story too...

Mila said...

It´s a beautiful historia and page.