Sunday, 28 July 2013

Fish

When I saw this week's challenge it was my heart's desire to find a vintage image of a woman with a fish.
Little did I know I'd find the picture, and a fish story that makes me giggle!  "Un poisson d'Avril" -- April Fish -- is the French version of our American April Fool's Day -- a day of pranks.  So greeting cards were created for the occasion.  You may already have known this.  Indeed, I have no idea how I've gone my whole life without knowing!
The picture was colored with muted blues and greens and just a hint of pink.  I added bowers stamped with pink in and a ruffle of pretty silk trim.  Then, since the girl was looking so inviting, I gave her the "Be Mine" motto .
I know it's July, but, here's the original image, and then a couple more in case you'd like to try your own April Fish tag.

14 comments:

  1. Lovely tag, and it's good to learn something new - thanks for sharing the images! Valerie

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  2. I've never heard that French story. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the images. Love the stamping, the ribbon and the Be Mine. Very well done.

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  3. Wonderful fish/woman tag - how in the world did you find this fishy image. So you just thought I want a woman holding a fish --very interesting!!
    Sandy

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  4. Very pretty! I was aware of this but only recently!

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  5. What a wonderful take on the theme! And an interesting snippet of history too!

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  6. Your tag is beautifully crafted. I love learning about traditions around the world, so I found your post fascinating too. Blessings!

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  7. this is so much fun! clever & beautiful! merci for the freebies! xo

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  8. Wonderful tag - love what you've done with the image. Carolyn xx

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  9. So interesting - the images are wonderful.

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  10. Lovely work and thanks for the story!
    Sue xx

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  11. I didn't know that either. Your tag is fantastic!

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  12. I've seen these postcards, and I wondered what they meant, thanks for letting us know. Great tag!

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  13. Gorgeous tag, Love those images... Hugs May x x x

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  14. The images of women with fish are so amusing. Great tag.

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