Friday, 7 September 2012

The Whatevers #3 : The story of Osla and the pesky midges ............

It's time for my Whatevers entry this month - the great story telling challenge devised by Catherine, Vicki and Natalie.  Not really a great Shetland picture this one (too many trees! - in fact it should have no trees at all!), but my story this month is about Osla - cousin to Sunniva and Magnus (Whatevers #1).

Osla was not having a good day.  She had laddered her black stockings climbing through the heather up to the picnic spot and that stupid ribbon bow - it just looked so childish. 

She only saw her cousins from Vidlin once a year on the family summer picnic and she so wanted to be as grown up as they were.  She was thrilled to be asked to be in their photograph, managing to get away from her pesky little cousins Magnus and Sunniva and their childish games.

So here she sat, hands clasped ladylike around her knees and trying to look older than her 13 years when "woosh .............." a great cloud of midges rose up from the rock in front of her and started buzzing around her face, eyes and ears.  Oh drat! she thought and before she knew it she shouted out "Urghhhhhhhhh midges!"
But it was too late, the photograph was taken and her three cousins turned and looked at her in disdain, their solemn expressions frozen on their faces.  Osla wanted to cry and melt into a big hole. 
Perhaps next year it will be different" she thought ..................
I am still in a post holiday rut of not remembering how I used to do things!  So this page is a bit of a hotch potch of sprays (which came out rather dark), inks, a bit of gesso and collaged pieces from my scrap box.  I've ordered some Dylusions sprays to hopefully wake me up!!

Click the link HERE to go to Catherine's blog and her wonderful entry and links to Vicki and Natalie's stories.  Also you can go to some wonderful stories entered by Cuchy, Penny and Mila.

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for looking!




...the yorkshire fox... said...

...Jennie this is a delight, loVe the story and loVe your gorgeous pages, your inky layered background is super with it's subtle textures & the decoupage pieces are so loVely with all the coloures in soft muted harmony, beautiful work crafted around the image...Melx :)
Hope you have the sun shining where you are Jennie...x

chrissies said...

Brilliant--just love the story and the artwork on the page. Nice to be talented enough to do muted colours I think.

Love Chrissie xx

penny4thoughts said...

Love your story and your collages for this month's piece, Jennie! I knew looking at that photo that something had to have just happened to explain the look on the girl's face - love your version with the midges!!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Another stunner here. I have been in France & am playing blog catch up today, it is taking ages. so many pretty things to see. I love the layout of this & great colours.

Catherine Matthews-Scanlon said...

Jennie -- this is just beautiful! I love all the layers and bits -- and the texture paste is simply perfect! I am so glad you are playing along beautiful, and your story cracks me up! LoL! Stay tuned Saturday for the next Chapter ;-)

Catherine Matthews-Scanlon said...

I'm not sure what happened to my comment -- but I am loving this page! All the layers and texture are fantastic! Love your story too!

Mila said...

First thanks for your words, your page I liked it I do not think it looks dark colors is fair and well-coordinated and history of mosquitoes Osla and loved it, I love it.
I am delighted to have such special companions on this adventure.