Thursday, 8 July 2010

Quiet Places Spread


This spread was made in response to a challenge set by our Vintage Gluebook Class teacher Mary Green on her blog. She has given everyone a free sheet with 3 lovely vintage images, a letter, an actress and flowers and has asked us to come up with a piece of art such as ATC, postcard or spread that uses all 3 of these images.

As I still need to add spreads in my Moleskine Journal in which I put all the spreads I'm making for the class I choose to made a spread and also added some other wonderful images I obtained from Mary. One is a beautiful vintage Calendar with Bible Quotes that provided the cottage image seen on the right and the words with the title of this spread (Quiet Pages) is also from this download. The other is the lovely blue flowers on the left hand page which come from her equally gorgeous Journal Pages download.
The backgrounds on the left and right, as well as the French text and the german text snippet on the left are all true vintage from my own supplies. I have also replaced the postage stamp from the letter on Mary's challenge sheet with an actual green stamp as this toned in better with the spread than the original red.

15 comments:

Lenna Young Andrews said...

wonderful, Frieda! I like how the spread reflects you and your life in Scotland with the flowers, quiet walks etc. I too, was excited to see that Mary had given us this challenge with images - it's my next project!! : )) lenna

Mary Green said...

Oh, this is so gorgeous! I didn't notice that you changed the stamp - that's perfect with this piece.

Barbara Jean said...

This is ownderful.
Great job puling the elements together.
Wish I was as computer savvy as some of you gals out there in blog land.

Blessings

barbara jean

bockel24 said...

Wow, Frieda, you´ve been very fast! and your spread is lovely!

friedaquilter said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments, everyone!

woodandfabric said...

oh my!! I love your creation! I almost add another postage stamp too, but I change my mind. Your work is wonderful! *Ü*

Janelle said...

So pretty and soothing. Makes me think of springtime!

Linda K. said...

Your artwork looks like a page out of a beautiful storybook. Very talented!

Linda

joy said...

I agree with the other comments - your "spread" tells a wonderful story. I love the way you have put the whole thing together; it just flows so beautifully!

sugar Creek said...

Thank you for your comment! I do love her hat too! I love yours as well! It is very peaceful and quiet! I also make quilts as well. But I usually make for family and have commissioned a few here and there!

Kimberly said...

Hi Frieda,
I love your Miss Mary Hayes project, I am so happy to have found your blog through this challenge. I took a look at some of your other gluebook pages and they are just lovely. Thanks for sharing.
enJOY,
Kimberly

Jo said...

She really looks like she's thinking deep thoughts in this lovely composition.

Miss Sandy said...

I love your glue book spread, especially the little enchanted cottage! This is such a lovely layout. Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

Kat's World said...

This is very lovely...I love the addition of the cottage and daisies...very quaint.

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Frieda,
I love the layered papers you used in your spread. She looks like lives in a little cottage on the French countryside. Love the map too! Lisa

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