Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wish you were here! TGiF and Weds Stamper



This weeks theme over on TGiF is Umbrellas. And Wednesday Stampers theme is Alter the back of a postcard.


Remembering back to my childhood, the North West holiday destinations in the UK (Blackpool, Rhyl and North Wales) were only a short drive away. These holiday destinations have all dramatically changed now from 30/40 years ago but were such fun for kids back then. I remember singing in a choir in the Tower Ballroom when I was about 13 in a national choir competition too. And we won! lol... Anyway, this theme made me do an awful lot of reminiscing...it would always rain at some point and the smell of candy floss, sea air and rain on the sand smelt fantastic to a girl from the country. (nb I chose not to mention the smell of wet donkey lol)



As you can perhaps make out from the close up (click pics to enlarge either image), I started off with the back of a written postcard but in the end, very little is showing through at all....some of the blue writing appears through the acrylic on the right and also behind the little girl to her left and along the edge.

It was because I started off with the postcard that it got me thinking about past holidays otherwise just with the umbrella theme alone it would have no doubt been a completely different composition.

Have a good weekend :0) x

22 comments:

Greensleeves said...

Lovely image, and a very nostalgic piece.

joanne wardle said...

just perfect!! always take your umbrella to blackpool! that way you can still eat your picnic outside!!
aaah fond memories of british seaside holidays! Skegness was our main haunting ground.

Martina2801 said...

Nice background,cute image, wonderful card!

Kim Piggott said...

Jo this is totally amazing!
Love your sweet image and your detail is wonderful!
Such an awesome background!
hugs
kim x

Sandy said...

Wow Jo this is absolutely awesome. This card is just perfect. Love the image.

Thanks Jo for your umbrella to TGiF.

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

Very nice background and beautiful girl with umbrella.

Femmy said...

great card!! love the BG!!

Audrey said...

Lovely piece - I'd love to know what she's looking at ;-)

Sue Abbott said...

Great blog, very inspirational, very pleased to become a follower.
Sue x

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous, love the image.

alcoholinky said...

love the perspective on this - making the girl image the same size as the blackpool tower. gorgeous background greens too.

She said...

Beautiful - it brings back memories for me too! We use to vist North Wales particularly - happy days!

vintage wil said...

Its gorgeous !love the image!!

Gillian said...

Wonderful background and image Jo, love your altered postcard, ahh yes the memories lol, my son just brought back a stick of rock when he was there for easter weekend, funninly enough it didn't rain that weekend.:)

deb said...

Blackpool and brollies, the perfect partnership, lol. Love this piece Jo, and what a great image.

Janny said...

Great;O)

Joanne said...

love this, so clever again. You know, we have had the most gorgeous hot sunshine here in Blackpool whilst the south has had the rain!!!

Vickie said...

Nice little piece! So much detail.

Christine said...

Your cards are always a delight to see

Fiona Whitehead said...

Great piece Jo - I spent my childhood holidays in North Wales as we lived in the North West - you brought back some memories!

Paula said...

It is amazing how a theme can evoke such strong memories. You have transfered them well to the piece. Gorgeous background & she really looks deep in thought.

Ilkamilka said...

Great artwork, Jo!!! Love it!

xo
Ilka