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

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

OUAS May Entry Challenge

                                                          GIRLS IN WHITE DRESSES

This is my entry for the May challenge, which requires a visible number on the layout. I based my page upon the sketch, but decided to use only one photograph.

The photograph is of my Mother, on her First Communion Day, in 1929. As I do not actually know the exact date, I am only able to use the year it took place.

If one pulls on the tiny chain attached to the little cross in the upper left, the full journaling will be revealed. The chain and cross belonged to my Mom.

Journaling reads: " How special this day must have been for you!! Every little girl dreams of wearing a beautiful white dress, feeling like a little princess! Although I am sure the dress was a 'hand me down' from your older sisters, it did not matter, you were still the most lovely girl, so poised and elegant looking, even at the tender age of 8!! "


  1. Hi Natalie! I had no idea that you have a is beautiful, just like you, honeybee! Thanks for stopping by my little blog and leaving such sweet comments.

    What a lovely story and a beautiful layout! Your work with modeling paste is lovely as is your color matching....and the grouping of embellishments is stunning!

    It appears that our two mothers were born about the same time....mine was born in the Summer of of 1921.

    Big hugs to you, and thanks again for stopping by my blog and leaving some love.


  2. WOW simply stunning LO.. adore all your beautiful layers, details and textures!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS!

  3. Hi! I found your blog because I saw your LO at OUAS. I will love to become a blogfollower ! You make the most beautiful things , always happy to see a page of you on a nice sunday!

  4. This is absolutely beautiful. I am intrigued by your chain! Thank you for sharing your layout with us this month at OUAS!

  5. Oh my oh my Nat! this is another of your stunners! it's got all the amazing trademarks that I've come to expect, this one is truly beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your page with us at OUAS!