Sunday, October 18, 2015

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Blessed @ ARTastic

Using this Kaisercraft paper I have taken a real shine to lately I have created this 'vintage' style LO for the ARTastic inspiration for October.

We are working with this beautiful painting by E Phillips Fox called The Green Parasol (1912).

A little about Emanuel Phillips Fox 

Born in Melbourne in 1865 to a legal based family, he first studied art at the National Gallery School in Melbourne before moving to France and England between 1887 and 1892 to study. He spent time at the magical destinations of Etaples and Giverny, as well as St Ives, the open-air painting hub of England. Returning to Australia, in 1893 he took over the lease of Charterisville in Heidelberg, and created a studio in which he taught outdoor painting techniques in the summers. Fox also co-established the Melbourne School of Art, which proved serious competition for the National Gallery of Victoria school over the 1890s. Having taught for nearly a decade, during which his portraits were in demand, Fox left for England in 1901, and lived in Paris from 1905 to 1913. He and his wife Ethel Carrick Fox made many brilliantly-coloured impressionist studies of beaches, striped bathing tents and markets in France and North Africa; of all the work of Australian artists of the period, the Foxs’ paintings look the most French. In 1913 he returned to Australia, marking the occasion with an exhibition of some seventy works. Fox passed away in 1915 from cancer.
So using an old wedding photo of Pete & my wedding, with Pete's late parents 
I created this page. 
I have used the colours of the 1970's - the venue had terrible coloured walls & curtains that make us laugh with that in mind....

I have used lots of scraps from the drawer, Flourish with a Bling, a selection of Prima flowers & leaves & Sharon Lee flowers too. The small sayings are from Kaisercraft too.  My small piece of hand journalling is on package.  So a real scrap page.

Thank you for a great challenge.

Hugs xx


  1. Lovely page Debi - the bling just lifts it and your background patterned paper really suits the theme. Many thanks for joining in with us on ARTastic.

  2. Gorgeous layout. I love the vintage vibe to this. The background paper is perfect and love the flower cluster
    Thank you for joining in at ARTastic

  3. You've used a great mix of papers for this photo. Love the bling and flower cluster. Thanks for joining in with us at ARTastic, Debi.

  4. Love the 1970s photo Debi and your choice of patterned paper. The bling and the flowers really lift it too.
    Thank you for joining the ARTastic challenge.

  5. Oh my gosh! You have SOOO captured the era!!! What fabulous papers you've used & the flower cluster is yum!!! Thanks for playing with us at ARTastic:):)


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