It was International Women's Day on March 8th. I set out to make some cards about women, fully intending to pay heed to one challenge that wanted to see 'feminine and fancy'.
I started making fluffy pink backgrounds from scratch, stamping them, adding pearlescent mists and mica flakes.
But then! My women refused to be fluffy and feminine, they clearly had a mind of their own!
Meet Hanna, Aila, Kaisa and Terttu:
If they look sad and tied down - that's just how they are. Life is no picnic, not a basket of cherries, nor cupcakes and kittens, but hard, cruel and disappointing.
Yritin tehdä iloisia ja naisellisia kortteja, sen sijaan näihin hiipi paljonkin melankoliaa ja hieman historian havinaa. Nainen ei voinut opiskella hakematta erivapautta sukupuolestaan (Hanna); koska nuoruus oli lyhyt joutuivat useimmat ottamaan aikuisen vastuun elämästään jo nuorina. Monet murtuivat (Aila), monet kovettuivat ja aikuistuivat ennen aikojaan (Terttu), mutta jotkut sentään pystyivät pitämään avoimen mielen (Kaisa).
Entering these into these challenges:
Simon Says: Make your own background
Use your stuff: #213 Lace, ribbon or twine
Stampotique: #235 Include flowers in your project
Thanks for looking!
Neutral Card Caddy
10 hours ago
Amazing ATCs are this ! Wonderful! Please don't forget to link toReplyDelete
TRY IT ON TUESDAY Feminine & Fancy as you mentioned in your introduction of the post!
Thank you Susi! But these are *not* feminine and fancy as I tried to explain. These are sad and 'un-fancy', aren't they?Delete
They are lovely :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)
Excellent work! I like how you placed the letters on the lacing. Thanks for playing along with the Use Your Stuff ribbon, twine, and lace challenge. I hope to see more work from you for upcoming challenges!ReplyDelete
Khristina UYS DT
Todella upeita kortteja.ReplyDelete
Alice, your ATC's are wonderful! I love the stories each one tells, and how you have framed each one. Thanks for joining us this week in "creating your own background" on the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge.ReplyDelete
Fantastic! Loved the stories behind these women's photos. So interesting.ReplyDelete
Gail from Use Your Stuff
Such a great idea, beautiful! I hope you will join us again soon at USE YOUR STUFF ♥ReplyDelete
Majo – DT
These are fantastic! You did a great job with them! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!ReplyDelete
Wow i love the backstories and everything! sad but true, but women have come a long away thanks to girls like these! Thanks for sharing at Use Your Stuff.ReplyDelete
I really like these and so glad they have minds of their own! They need to speak out and be heard :) Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again.ReplyDelete
Tammy DT co-ordinator
Beautiful! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DCReplyDelete
Your work speaks. Artist talent and contemplation are yours.ReplyDelete
Alice, these are just so cool! Congrats on your SSS spotlight too!ReplyDelete