Saturday, October 4, 2014

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Cherish @ ARTastic

The October challenge at ARTastic is one dear to my involves a Jacaranda tree...& as I grew up in the Jacaranda city of Grafton, you know why.

Here is the fabulous inspiration -

This month we are being inspired by this delightful artwork  
Under a jacaranda tree (1903) by R Godfrey Rivers.

So with the Jacaranda Festival at the end of October into the first week in November, when the blossoms are their best, I decided to use a photo taken at the very start of my street, under the approach to the Grafton Bridge...

We had a beautiful Jacaranda in our garden, that overlooked the Clarence River...but I have no photos of it - sad isn't it, so as I cycled past this one daily I thought that is so representative of my Grafton purple memories. You can see the smaller railway line viaduct in the back of the photo too.

I have used some Kaisercraft 'These Days' collectable embellies, with a few little sequins, that I am mad on at the moment, to give that vintage feel.

Thank you Jane & the DT's for fabulous inspiration.

Hugs xx


  1. This is a wonderful photo and perfect for this challenge, Deb. Those jacaranda trees are beautiful. A wonderful page recording precious memories. Thanks for joining in at ARTastic.

  2. Fabulous layout and so appropriate for the challenge Debi. I love your journaling too. Thanks for joining us at the ARTastic challenge this month. :)

  3. Oh, my! LOOOVE that photo...see, this is why we do memory keeping, isn't it? And this was such a BIG memory for you - sad you don't have a photo...but then, we weren't able to take pics willy-nilly like we can these digi days!!! LOOOVE the sequin touches, too....I so 'get' that little 'fad':) Thanks for joining us at ARTastic:):)

  4. A lovely page Debi. I have a real fondness for the jacaranda tree myself and the colour is one of my favourites. Many thanks for sharing with us on ARTastic.

  5. Wow what a vibrant , gorgeous photo. So appropriate for the challenge. I am glad that you got to scrap a memory close to your heart. Thank you for joining in at ARTastic

  6. You were enjoying Grafton Debbie and I Lismore. Without a doubt the jacarandas are fantastic in Grafton and I love how everyone gets into the spirit of the Festival. Your photo is spectacular and your layout says it all.
    Thank you for joining in at ARTastic this month.

  7. ...and I, Murwillumbah. This photo perfectly represents the spirit of the Grafton Jacaranda Festival... such a fabulous shot. I am so pleased you were able to make such a special memory page. it is delightful. Thank you for joining in at ARTastic. Cheers, Di

  8. A Gorgeous and beautiful page with a fantastic photo of a Jacaranda tree, the flowers on it look amazing. As I live in Norway I have never seen one, but I do hope I will have that oportunity one day. Thanks for sharing with us at ARTasic this month :)

  9. I'm with you, the Jacaranda is beautiful. Unfortunately they don't grow where I am :-( but I always enjoy them when we drive to the city. Your photo is beautiful and you have done a great layout to compliment it. Love the paper trim at the bottom of the photo.

  10. What a beautiful layout, it really helps focus on the tree and the story you have to tell! Thanks for joining in our challenge at ARTastic this month!


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