Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Love Letters

It's 1919, and Mary Hayes is in love. Her Beau, Harold is traveling to Detroit, Michigan, on important family business. Everyday she receives a letter, a love letter from her Harry. They are filled with hopes and dreams of their future life together. They will be separated only for the summer. The Autumn will bring them together for a wedding, their wedding, under the falling leaves at the Hayes Estate in Connecticut. Mary will become Mrs. Harold Fields, Harry's wife, and they will live happily ever after...


I made up this little story and collage for the Green Paper Packages Challenge, Miss Mary Hayes. We were supplied with the vintage photographs, and could use them in any way, as long as each of the three images were used in some way. I started with a chipboard backing and attached a vintage linen napkin, the embroidery was so lovely, and the perfect background to this story. I cut Mary's photo with deckle edge scissors and mounted the photo with old style photo corners. The letter I stacked with manila papers cut to size and separated with chipboard for dimension. The locket is a Hallmark ornament, the vintage photo (of Harry) from my own collection. A little sparkle on the cigarette card, a Tim Holtz key with the word, heart, and blue ribbon accents finish it up. Photographing it was the hardest part. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Enjoy this beautiful day.








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10 comments:

Mary said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for describing the elements. I especially love the manila papers made to look like a stack of letters, that's so smart. And the story! What a great piece, thank you so much for sharing it with us!

sugar Creek said...

I just love this! Love the colors! Love the idea of the ribbon around stacked love letters...so romantic!!

Carol Bass @ A Bird in Hand said...

Penny - Thank you so much for visiting me and for your lovely comments. Wow...your piece is just beautiful! I love that you used the napkin with the embroidery. The ribbons, the sparkles....just lovely!!

Jo said...

Ahhhh, what a sweet story to go with this lovely collage. So pretty.

Linda K. said...

Very pretty piece! Love the color!

Miss Sandy said...

I love that your collage tells a love story! So pretty and such a sweet tale too. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Joanna said...

Cute story! and I love the stacked letters & the framed photo. It's really neat how this challenge turned out so different for everyone. I hope Mary offers another challenge. :) xoxo, Joanna

Me! said...

I love it! I l ove the way you were inspired to write a little back story! Super clever!
~Debbi

Kat's World said...

This is just gorgeous...everything about it...and I loved your story too!

sjmcdowell said...

I just wanted to tell you that I loved your Mary collage and the story along with it!!
I am the one who won the challenge...but I think we were all winners!!

Hugs and Smiles,

Susan