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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

DESIGN TEAM THROWDOWN #8 AT SMEARED & SMUDGED

Hello Peeps,
I hope you are having a fantastic Saturday and will enjoy a crafty weekend. :-)
Here is my entry as part of QUOTH THE RAVEN DT for the Design Team Throwdown #8 over at SMEARED & SMUDGED
The Girls have now opened a new Blog especially for the Throwdown Challenges which will hopefully get more DTs joining in the fun.
Now - QUOTH THE RAVEN DT ----- That's us ---- won the last Challenge so we got to pick the Theme for Challenge #8 and we went for "OLD & GREY".

This Post is a bit picture heavy but you'll see why............



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I decided to go literal with the Theme and got a poem by William Butler YEATS called "When you are old" and I found a gorgeous painting which fit so well with this poem. The painting is by Jean Honore Fragonard 1732-1806 and is called 'Young Woman Reading' - this goes soooo well with the poem :-D. The chap in the middle is a stamp given to me by a friend... it has 'Meer Image' written on the block but other than that, I am at a loss. 


I used some heavy cardboard to make a book shape and I folded up an old instruction manual for my camera for the centre part. I put lace over the pages and braid along top and bottom of the whole thing for stability.


Here is the Poem section.......  "When you are Old and Grey ".....................If you would like to read it you can find it HERE.


I added some floral decoration using Little Birdie Boutique Elements. One of my Followers sent me these from Oz :-)
So - I think that's about it isn't it... oh ! except for the die cuts and backing papers from First Edition Papers - Boho Chic.

I hope you will go over to the THROWDOWN BLOG and have a look at the awesome stuff the different Design Teams are submitting. Voting starts 
Wednesday 28th August and ends Friday 30th August 2013.  
Thank you for stopping by :-D

13 comments:

  1. Ike, this is immense! You have created an absolutely stunning piece! My vocabulary is too limited to describe the beauty I see before me. I just keep staring...and drooling :) Fab work, my friend!

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  2. Ike, this is immense! You have created an absolutely stunning piece! My vocabulary is too limited to describe the beauty I see before me. I just keep staring...and drooling :) Fab work, my friend!

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  3. Gorgeous project Suzy love it great combo of images with the poem Love it
    Hope you're well take care
    J xx

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  4. Wow, Stunning.Totally blown away. I love it Ike.

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  5. Wow and can I just say wow. I echo Mark's comment--totally blown away.

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  6. wow oh wow oh wow this is really stunning!!! Just adore what you have done so very creative!

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  7. wow Ike this is fantastic! love everything about it!

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  8. You've done it again Ike, a really beautiful piece of art. Definitely drool worthy xxxx

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  9. Very classy cool project Ike. xxx

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  10. WOW - totally amazing and awesome.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  11. So sorry Ike blogger has been eating my comments again!! I seriously love this piece. I love that you have used a book to make it, altering books is one of my favourite things to do and you do it sooo well! I really love everything about this from the choice of images and colours to the vintage feel of it. xxxxxxxx

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  12. Awesome. This is so very cool.
    Love it lots

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  13. This is lush and gorgeous a project you should be very proud of. I love this and love the skully with wings :)
    so perfected..thank you for sharing:)
    hugs
    susan s

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