Monday, 18 January 2016

Strong Woman

Strong, iconic women have always attracted me.   I've been working on my family tree recently and the lack of place for women in Victorian/Edwardian society is marked by the lack of information gathered in the census.    We forget how recent our independence is, at the beginning of the last century we did not have the vote and our property became our husbands on marriage.   During both WW1 and WW2 women were needed as workers but once the wars were over and the men allowed to return we had to be sent home.   Look at the advertising for domestic things in the years following these wars.


Now we have the vote and opportunities unthought of a generation or two ago.   They were hard won and it was the fight, work and sacrifice made by strong women that got us the rights and privileges we enjoy today.

The two Creative Expression stamps used here represent that female power for me.   They are a pair showing I think the two sides of one person.   On a lighter side they remind me of a very old low budget film 'She'.   The She in question had achieved immortality by walking through a special blue fire that only occurred at certain/special times.

Stamped in versa mark blue onto a white postcard blank.   The flourish background stamped in Weathered Wood DI.  Some colouring to the images in shades of blue and just the one natural shade for skin tone.   The versa mark blue rubbed round the edge of the card and stormy sky brushed over the white card to make the main subject(s) pop even more.

I'm entering this into
613 Avenue - Stylish and Elegant
Glitter and Sparkle - Monochrome (I saw a little skin tone in the samples so fingers crossed)
Addicted to Stamps - Masculine (They like a strong woman)
Just us Girls - Colour Dark Blue, Light Blue and White (I did spot a little more colour on one of the samples so hoping the skin tone is OK)
Graph it - 2nd entry Winter Blues
The Friday Mash Up - Colour challenge












Craft Stamper Make it Take it - Anything goes with rubber stamping

Its cold here, think I need to go and cuddle a radiator or something.

13 comments:

  1. What unusual images you have used here. Love the result you achieved. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls.

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  2. Beautiful card x what you have said is so true about women xx thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

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  3. What a beautiful and creative card design. Love the details. colors and awesome digi. Enjoyed reading the story.Thanks for your entry in our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

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    1. Thank you Rachelle, just wanted to let you know I do not use Digis, The 2 faces are rubber stamps and the flourish is polymer.

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  4. Fabulous!! And, as always, you are so right how easily we forget how hard we have fought for our rights!! Blue & white is one of my favorite combinations and you have used them brilliantly ~ Hugs, Christi (So good to see you stamping a bit more)

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  5. Super job and I was surprised that they are rubber. Thanks for playing along with us this week for our Color Week at Just Us Girls!
    Yes, skin tones are considered neutrals so you are good.

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  6. Beautiful use of our colors! Thank you for playing along at Friday Mashup!

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  7. Very cool card, great images!! Thanks so much for playing along this week at JUGS!

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  8. Such a creative composition. Love the choice of stamps. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you back soon.
    Cheers,
    Aurora

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  9. Oh this is very creative. LOve the colour and the elegance of those stamps. Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member 613 Avenue Create xx

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  10. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create Challenges.
    Dawn DT

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  11. I love reading your words and your card is beautiful. Thank you for playing with us at the CraftStamper magazine challenge

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  12. A special card. Thanks for joining the ATSC this time. DT-Rita

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