donderdag 12 november 2015

Art Journal - 1957

Enjoy the Art journal page of 18 x 25 centimeters I've created. 

 It has some history on it, good memories (not mine, lol) 
from way back in time, 1957. 
That year my parents immigrated (from The Netherlands) to Brazil with their only child at that time, my sister. 
In those days the journey meant leaving their family behind, and leaving their beloved one's lives forever. They took this journey by car / ship.. 
I started with a bookpage from an atlas adhered to my art journal page
and covered it with a few layers of gesso.  

Then I added some elements,
the clock - way back in time
the car - the way they traveled on land
the year - 1957 being the year they emigrated
a property ticket - to make it personal with my surname on it...

I added some stenciling with structure paste, a frame around the car, 2 anchors and fish nets - traveling the seas ....

I added color with Distress Markers.

 I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Original Documented life project, the June theme was : 
Travel Journaling, the Art challenge for June 13 week 24: Recording Memories,
The Journal Prompt Taking the road less traveled
2. Simon says stamp Monday challenge - create something beginning with the letter 'N'   - NAUTICAL will do I think!?
3. Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - thinking of you (thinking of my mom and dad)


I used the following stencils from TCW: 

TCW569 Nautical Chains 6x6
(I've included a link to De Scrapbookzolder for my dutch readers)

6 opmerkingen:

  1. A beautiful page Ellie and what treasured memories for you. Andrew was also born in 1957.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  2. Wonderful travel page - I love that you've used the mapbook in the background. Lovely storytelling about your family history.
    Alison xx

  3. Een prachtige pagina Ellie, tof met die atlaspagina als achtergrond ! Wow, jouw ouders hebben nogal avonturen beleefd, nu is reizen iets van niks, maar in die tijd was dat spannend ! Groetjes, Enny

  4. Ellie, I love that you chose the Netherlands to honor where you come from! Great layering of vintage images. Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

  5. So 'n mooi bladsy Ellie! En 'n wonderlike storie! (En daarna het hulle in SA opgeeindig?) Baie dankie dat jy dit met ons by die Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge gedeel het!

  6. Hi Ellie - apologies for my late visit to your blog for the challenge - last week got completely away from me! love the rustic feel to this and the vintage design.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx


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