Thursday, October 30, 2008

Theme Thursday - Vintage

I hope this qualifies as vintage. The soldier is my father and the photo was taken in 1915 before he left for three years helping to fight in a war in the Middle East. Nothing has changed it seems. Young men and women have taken his place there - ninety three years on.
My father lived to the age of 102, passing away in 1996.
Backgrounds and window Lorie Davison, pedestal stamp Katie Pertiet.

24 comments:

Kelly said...

this is gorgeous! what a great way to remember your dad!

Donna B. Miller said...

What a beautiful piece to honor your father. I love the subtle colors.

indybev said...

This is beautiful, Marie. Understated, and just lovely. Kudos!

Virginia said...

Marie..this is wonderful.The colours, stamps and the picture are perfect...

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What an awesome tribute to your father, a very handsome gentleman and soldier. Beautifully presented!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Marie this is really stunning.
So great tribute. Fantastic work.

Kreativgeschwafel said...

that's a wonderful tribute to your father!!

vintage wil said...

really beautiful vintage card,
great image.

Stempelfrosch said...

Wow, what a fantastic vintage card! Great!

Rein said...

Fabulous piece!

Aino said...

How nice to see something different. Great work.
Mine is here: http://www.einontytar.vuodatus.net

Taluula said...

A beautiful tribute to your Dad, and lovely muted colours Marie.

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

What a very very nice and lovely picture. Great card and great artwork.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, your dad was sooo handsome! Fantasic card, the background is brilliant!

Char said...

Fabulous picture of your Dad. And you just made it even better. Love it.

Faye said...

What a fabulous picture and what a super vintage piece of art this is! To live through most of the 20th century must have meant he saw phenomenal changes in the way people lived. Think of all the inventions that came around during his lifetime. This is a grand tribute to your father.

Shelly Hickox said...

This is just wonderful! My favorite piece I've seen. Perfect.

Carole said...

That is a wonderful piece.

RubyMay said...

what a beautiful memory piece you've made....very special x

Simone said...

Very nice card. Thank you for sharing the story of your dad.

Dawne said...

wow fab i love it xx

Jaqi said...

This is absolutly out of this world, I bet your dad would be so proud to now be a piece of art.

I love the colours and the background is stunning, you use some wonderful things. Your work is stunning, Jaqi

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous work Marie and what a lovely keepsake X

Flippinpest said...

Really fantastic, great project!