Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Mother and Child

 Hi everybody, hope your week is going better than mine.

At Tag Tuesday our theme is 'Mother and child' .
I chose a photo of my mother and sister taken in 1940. It was wartime in London, the Blitz, a hard time for all, and I have tried to capture the feeling of austerity and bleakness in the tag. I fussy cut the sepia print, and glued it directly onto the corrugated card, which has been partly peeled and painted. The ribs of the cardboard remind me a bit of the bombed and broken houses, with which I grew up. I just added a bit of fairy dust and the contrasting turquoise band to soften it a bit. I still have the brooch my Mum is wearing on the photo.

 



Have a good week, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!
Valerie

14 comments:

  1. this is really special, Valerie! How wonderful you still have the brooch.

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  2. Magical tag Valerie and great that you could use one your family photographs

    Love Chrissie x

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  3. Gorgeous tag, love that you have used a personal photo again. Now I'm off to look at your other blog! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Through all the tremendous hardship your mother and sister still have such lovely smiles.What a good choice for a background too.
    I hope your week gets wonderful.

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  5. Wonderful! How nice you have the brooch!

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  6. Valerie this is stunning! I love the texture you've created with the corrugated card but the way it affects the images is so special. It makes the Mother and Child look so vintage, ethereal and of the past. Can you tell I love it?!!
    Juliaxx

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  7. I really like the mood you evoked with color and texture. What a memory to have.

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  8. A super tag and how lovely that it is so personal. Carolyn xx

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  9. This is beautiful and also serves as a poignant reminder that even in the depths of such horror, love still blooms.

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  10. Beautiful! I love the contrast between the austere background reflective of the period, and the love reflected in your family's expressions. Blessings!

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  11. Clever background to this lovely photograph, it makes a poignant tag. x

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  12. A lovely tag withe family photo making it special.

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