Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Margaret Mary~       and Simply Neutrals Tuesday!
Hi friends!  So happy you stopped by today. We are enjoying warmer weather this week!  WHEW! : ) LOL
 Let me tell you just a little bit about Margaret,  the Great-Aunt of my late husband. 
 She was born in Philadelphia in 1926; the middle of 3 sisters~  She will be 90 years old in April!
And is currently living in North Carolina; though Cleveland OH was her home for most of her life.
Her parents were born in the USA, but her grandparents were from  Czechoslovakia. 
I have photo's of some of her family, including Alan's grandmother Catherine,  (Margaret's older sister : )
 and I hope to do more scrapbooking with those photo's sometime this year~

I just couldn't help myself when I saw her sweet face, the baby doll!,  and her shoe's and 'scrunchy' sox!  I just had to do something right away.
 
Look, Margaret even has a little bracelet on her right arm.  Such a darling pose.  PS - she always went by "Margaret" and not Marge or Margie~
She is sitting in a big dark chair, in front of a window.  I like her hair all dressed in ringlets too~  I apologize, when I copied the photo, the reprint pulled the violet hue's: ( 

The chipboard used here is from Blue Fern Studio's --->  http://bluefernstudios.com/
and I believe the large piece is called "Organic Vine Corner."
 
I painted the chipboard with Gesso, then added Tim Holtz:
*Crackle medium,
*White Liquid Pearls
*Walnut Stain distress ink
(found here)--->  http://shop.rangerink.com/
 
I love her sox & shoes : )

I dusted the project with silver German Glitter glass, Diamond Glitter glass, and scattered some pearls, beads and a few gems~
I used some beautiful vintage lace from Liz! http://lululizinlalaland.blogspot.com/
(thank you so much Liz!) and some other lace, seam binding, linen, canvas and cotton fabric I had in my basket~ 
 I hope to create a wall hanging with this - by adding it to some sturdy black board & adding a ribbon hanger; or perhaps make a true 12 X 12 lay out with it; to be framed.  I  am just not sure yet~

 
I am entering this post in Wen's Simply Neutrals Tuesday!   Her bi-monthly showcase of all things neutral!  Please stop in her blog to see the latest link-ups there~  Fabric projects, paper, photo's...
 http://appleapricot.blogspot.com/ 
Weekly linky partyI sure hope you know what an encouragement you are to me!! Thanks ever-so-much for the visit today~  May God bless you,  Karen

23 comments:

  1. Hi Karen. What a stunning piece and a wonderful tribute to Miss Margaret! I wonder if she lives anywhere near me in NC? Now, wouldn't that be something! I love the many layers that you have used, and that chipboard is stunning. I must check out that website. Have a great week! Our weather is starting to warm up some also, and I hope it continues. My bones are aching from the cold and dampness! Hugs, Sue

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    1. Thanks for the visit on Tues Sue! Always appreciate your support~ I will have to see if I have Great Aunt Margaret's address to find where she is in NC! It is a small world though ; ) Hope you keep warming up and your bones get to feeling better! Here in CO, March & April can be our snowiest months - so I don't usually hope for Spring til Mothers Day! LOL Hugs, Karen O

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  2. Hi Karen, Your piece is gorgeous and the photo of your hubby's Aunt is adorable. She really has the sweetest look on her face. I am drawn to anything from 1926 as this was the year my mother was born too. She would have been 90 this past Jan.3rd.
    Anyway, love your design and all the details you add along with the kind tribute to Margaret. Your talents and design ideas are incredible. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. I always enjoy my visit here so much! Blessings. xo

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    1. Hi Celeste~
      I am always so thankful to you for your support and encouragement!! You are such a peach. I appreciate your comments. Have a blessed week-end! ~Karen O

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  3. Großartige arbeit, ein wundervolles Bild und Rahmen.
    Sehr künstlerisch, es gefällt mir sehr gut!
    Liebe Grüße aus Germany
    Jutta

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    1. Thank you for your kindness and visits Jutta!! Take care, ~Karen O

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  4. Hello dear, your most beautiful piece,this week- makes me sigh, when watching all your lovely details.and the sweet Margaret.
    So special that you have all those old family member photos , a treasure for sure Karen.
    And oh the way you added all the details to your chipboard ,it is just like the winterday, we have here today, with everything glittering in the sun. Love all the pearls, and diff. glitter you used, the laces and fabric remnants !!
    I hope you are feeling good, Karen, and sends you a warm hug.
    Dorthe xx

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    1. Hi Dorthe! Thank you for your visit and the warm hug you send my way! : ) Yes, I enjoy working with the old family photo's/treasures.
      We also are having winter in the mountains here; but warmer on the flatlands where I am. But, March and April can be our snowiest months! so I will not expect Spring too soon : ) Blessings to you ~Karen O

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  5. What an adorable photo! And you have done such a beautiful job with it. There is something so authentic about old pictures.Thank you so much for the lovely valentine comment you left for me. I appreciate your encouragement so much!

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    1. Jacqueline it is always such a happy time to see you visited and left some encouragement! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your week-end~ I may spend some time de-junking; it always feels good! LOL ~Karen O in CO

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  6. Oh my goodness Karen this is a beautifully done frame, every detail is just beautiful for such a sweet picture, lovely layering and design!!

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    1. Thanks for the visit Connie!! From what I see @ your blog you are happy and busy creating beautiful things! : ) Have a blessed week-end my friend~ Karen

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  7. Oh Karen, she's gorgeous, and you've done such a lovely job displaying her picture. You are very lucky to have your family's old photos. You are the Treasure Keeper. Enjoy!
    Jesse

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    1. Thanks so much Jesse! I appreciate your visits and encouragement~ Loved your latest BTW! Take care, ~Karen O

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  8. as always..this is beautiful Karen. All of your layers are so soft and pretty. How special that you can create such treasures with family photos. She is adorable with her little dolly. I have a cousin named Mary Margaret! Thank you for sharing your works of love.
    Blessings to you,
    Tamara <3

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    1. And thank you dear friend, for your visit and comment! : ) You truly encourage me Tamara and I appreciate you so much~ hope your week-end is going well? I stopped into my office to do a few things; thought I'd catch up a bit on blogging !: ) Hugs, Karen

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  9. always gorgeous work here :) love this!

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    1. Connie, I hope you know how much your visits mean! Thanks for stopping by~ Karen

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  10. schön bei Dir! P.

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    1. Thank you for stopping in to see my blog! Happy creating to you: ) Karen

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  11. Hi Sweet Friend, thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Thinking of you and hope you are doing well. Love seeing your pretty design once again. Enjoy the week and blessings to you. xo

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  12. This is absolutely stunning!!!! I love love love that you took a family photo and took some much care with it!! I have many and adore them too. Nothing like your history staring back at you.

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  13. Hello sweet friend, your collage is soooo gorgeous! I love that you used a black background on this one. Sending you big hugs xxx

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