that time should be
So rich yet fugitive a pageantry.

forsake it then and with us fly
Into the past where nothing now can die:
Where even the young and lovely, old and staid
Live on unchanged - of purest fantasy made.

Prologue - W. de la Mare

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Once Upon a Sketch October Challenge Entry

"Captured in a Cloud of Confetti"

Since my parents were married in the month of October I thought to scrap some of their wedding photographs this month. This is the first one I have completed. It is also my entry for OUAS, I turned the sketch a quarter turn to a horizontal presentation.

Why I chose to do an all white/cream colored page I don't know!!! It's kind of crazy making. However, I had the idea in my head and it wouldn't go away!! I used lots of fabric on this page, including satin and laces, old trims, etc. Also gesso, tulle and some inks. My Mother carried a bouquet of long stemmed white chrysanthemums, and that was my inspiration for using the layered trims to sort of look like these flowers. in opposing corners. The word captured is a journaling requirement from the quote at the OUAS site.

The fussy cut paper bouquet of flowers near the lower left of the photo pulls out to read more journaling: "A fine, yet cool early October morning, the 25th of October, 1947. Mom wore a beautiful gown of rich, creamy satin, with a scalloped neckline and long sleeves, and carried long stemmed spider chrysanthemums. After exchanging their vows, Mom and Dad left the church only to find Dad's older brothers lying in wait with bags of confetti! Which they promptly tossed onto the new couple, capturing them in a cloud of confetti!! I can see the glee in uncle Joe's attitude as he empties a bag of confetti down his younger brother's neck!! He appears to be relishing his role teasing his "baby" brother!!"