Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Time Flies/Scratched Up

Hello and welcome to another post here at Winton Rose Paper Creations.

Today I have a piece in memory of my late paternal  grandmother Hazel Garrard whom was suddenly taken away 20 years today from a massive heart attack at the age of 63. Aside from being beautiful she was a loving grandmother who was very passionate about her family, but you also knew it if she had a gripe with you. She took a lot of pride in how she looked and what she wore. She always had her hair done and makeup on. She really was a time less classic.
  We spent many Christmas Days on the 100 acre farm where her and my grandfather lived. My mum, sister and I used to go on outings with her to the movies, shopping or into the city where her family lived. You see she was an Aboriginal Elder from Warrnambool Victoria,(Gundjitmara Tribe). How cool is that?? I know looking at me you would never has guessed that. Well there you go, now you know. We sometimes went to the Co-op in Melbourne for a luncheon and her uncle would be there. Uncle Henry.....he was so lovely and has also since passed.. Not many people have the privilege of meeting ones grandmothers uncle.

So 20 years have passed and in that time I have met an amazing guy and we have two beautiful children together. Where does the time go? Time does fly so we might as well enjoy it. I can now hang this piece in my studio and remember a life that once was. Enough said.


1st Challenge entered... A Vintage Journey....http://www.vintagejourney.com/2014/08/challenge-12-time-flies.html Pop on over and check out the amazing creations.

My Tim Inspiration for this piece was to try the Enameled Metals technique on page 56 of his book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. This is a great technique to know. I used it on one of Tim's clocks then stuck it on a cabochon with glossy accents and am soooooo please with the way it turned out. I also used Alcohol inks on all the metal pieces to age them and the cabochons.
Here is the link to Tim's site if you need some inspiration to get crafty.....http://timholtz.com/

The Sponsor for this Challenge is Country View Crafts which you can find here...http://www.countryviewcrafts.co.uk/


2nd Challenge entered is at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which is Scratched Up.  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Simon Says are GENEROUSLY offering a $50 shopping spree to the winner.
I have certainly aged the clock on this piece and added alcohol inks to the image also to create an aged look.
There is also alcohol ink on all the metal pieces to achieve that aged effect.












































































































This is her with my grandfather. This is one of my all time favourite family photos in our Geneology archive. My grandfather in his Air Force Attire, just stunning!  He is in his 90's and now runs a 200 acre farm.



Have a great day!!

16 comments:

Meggymay said...

A stunning piece, thank you for sharing your memories.
Yvonne

Paper Profusion said...

A fabulous piece Karen and so lovely to learn about your family. Nicola x

Ruth said...

What beautiful pieces of jewellery Karen, a fitting tribute and thanks for sharing your memories about your grandma. Ruth x

Pops Origami said...

wow Karen this is great love it much.

Buttons said...

What an incredible tribute piece to a beautiful person (in so many ways from your description). Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

Emma Williams said...

This is absolutely stunning and such a beautiful way to remember someone precious! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :) x

Maureen said...

Wow, what a wonderful piece you've created Karen... and great remembrance of your grandmother.

butterfly said...

What an inspirational piece of wearable art, holding such precious memories too... a stunning creation, Karen. Thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison xx

S@ndy Diller said...

Karen, you put the 'zing" in amazing! I love the story as well as the art piece. I am a fan of all that you create. Thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey.

Anna-Karin said...

Such a beautiful piece! And the story behind it is amazing, your grandmother sounds like a very special person. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!!

Ana K. said...

Totally stunning, Karen! Photo of your grandmother is so beautiful and you made a little treasure with it! Hugs from Slovenia

Annie said...

What a beautiful project Karen, made all the more special by the love you have for your grandmother. Thank you for sharing your memories and this treasured piece x
It's lovely to have you join in with us once again at A Vintage Journey

Hugs Annie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Don't know how I managed to miss this Karen, it's just stunning, such a clever idea and so beautifully executed, love it!!!

Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!!

Jools Robertson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, such amazing memories associated with this equiste time piece

Love it!

Jools x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh Karen ... this ... is ... wonderful! I do alot of crafting inspired by my family. I guess that is why this piece warms my soul so. Love the enameled metal technique. Again, you composition is fantastic. What a wonderful photo and thanks for sharing your memories of your grandmother with us. An Aboriginal Elder ... that IS SO COOL! What a beautiful lady and beautiful memories. Thanks for sharing this with us. -- Mary Elizabeth

Chris Warner said...

What a fabulous idea, a wonderful celebration of family and a gorgeous project! Delighted you joined in with our 'Time flies' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Chris xxxx