Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My Impression of Wedding Lace

I'm very excited today because my first article as an unruly columnist is published in the Unruly Paper Arts blogozine.  This month's theme is Wedding Wonders.  And my column, Musings of a 2amscrapper, focuses on wedding lace.  With a little help of my friends, Lynn Stevens, Nancy Maxwell James, and Lynne Moncrieff, my column showcases their amazing work with lace.  Please check it out HERE and then visit the links to their personal blogs. 


Here is the tag I made for my first article:

 
Rumors Are Flying was number one on the hit parade the month my mother ventured onto an airplane in November of 1946 to meet her wartime pen pal in England.  After a brief "in person" courtship, she married my dad in Nottingham, England which was followed by a brief honeymoon before her return to the States.  Due to U.S. immigration quotas after the war, it took two years to be reunited.

(The first 2 songs on my blog playlist during this original posting are from the month my parents married.  The songs seem so appropriate for the occasion!! )


Details about this Nottingham lace and how I used it in my tag can be found in my UPA column HERE.  

In addition to our unruly columns, we have two Reader Art Quests this month.  If you haven't yet become unruly, I hope you'll visit Unruly Paper Arts soon!


A list of some of the materials I used while making my tag:
Spellbinder Nestabilities Fleur De Lis Rectangle cut/emboss die
Stampin' Up Crumb Cake card stock
Ruby Rock It  Fantasy  from the Avalon paper collection
Color Box fluid chalk ink to edge papers
Studio G pigment ink to stamp lace 
Magic Stamp Moldable Foam Block 3"x 4"x 1"  one source (first one I found on the internet)
Maya Road mini alphas 
Stampabilities Composer's Dream rubber stamp
Recollections butterfly sticker (metal)
Prima flower

16 comments:

craftattack said...

Great piece and wonderful memories! Valerie
This must have been a hit when I was born, too!

Terry said...

Beautiful lace inspired creation and what a lovely story! You did a fantastic job!

Shar said...

Great article and I love your personal piece! Guess I better finally open that package of moldable foam stamps huh?

Anita Houston said...

I'm tearing up! The story, the seperation, the reuniting, all set to the music...I love Love!!! The music these days is no where near as wonderful as it used to be when it comes to romance! Your tag is fantastic....so gorgeous and filled with nostalgia! The lace is exquisite!!! What a wonderful little showpiece of your parent's love!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a hardship for your parents to be separated for so long. That music really sets the mood and the time. Off to read your article...

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
A beautiful story that stirs the heartstrings - a wonderful photograph and the tag is the most precious way to honour this special couple.
It was such fun being part of this and a great honour to have my wall hanging side-by-side with people whose talent I am in awe of.
Wishes
Lynne

Brenda Brown said...

I love stories that go with art work Helene, they make things come alive more and provide the backdrop to the inspiration. This is a wonderfully staggering tag, full of love and creativity.
Thanks for sharing and for your fabulous article at UPA.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Helene
What a beautiful story and gorgeous tag! I loved your article for UPA! I am also honored to be part of it! thank you!

Donna Ellis said...

oooooh! how pretty! And love the music - boy it sounds like it came from an old 78 record! TFS

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fabulous piece, great elements.

Lynn Stevens said...

How hard that must have been for your parents to be seperated for 2 years. Must have been true Love!!!
A Beautiful story to go with your Beautiful tag!
I'm honored as well!
hugs Lynn

Heather said...

Your first article is fabulous!! Love what you did with the lace your mother gave you :0) What a great story too. Your tag turned out so beautiful! Can't wait to read you next article!!
Hugs!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Really lovely work ... let me know if you make any tags for Tag Tuesday and I'll post them to the blog for you

Best wishes, Carolyn
TAG TUESDAY
http://tagtuesday.blogspot.co.uk

Ali Manning said...

Your tag is beautiful - I love the white on white look and the gorgeous lace gives it such great texture. Lovely!!

Starr said...

I adore this little creation. The technique is one that I must try, thanks so much for sharing, now I can use the stamp and save the lace!

Alexa said...

This tag is lovely and a great piece for your first article with UPA.

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