Today I leave Halloween far behind to take you back to our recent visit to Standen. We recently spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon with our dear friends at Standen, a National Trust property in West Sussex. Standen was build in 1894 as a holiday home retreat for the wealthy Beale family. It was only ever lived in by this one family and remains very much in it's original state.
Standen is set in beautiful grounds and was originally a working farm. It was the first house in the countryside to have electricity installed and even had central heating. Now I didn't even have central heating in my home until 1986 so they beat me by nearly 100 years!
If you have missed my post about Red House you might want to read this too. Just click here. there are a couple of posts if you search in my side bar too.
A lot of the papers are repros but recent renovations have revealed some original pieces shown below.
Such a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
The grounds were also very pretty but I will share those another time as I wanted to share with you how I got my Moment inspiration. I also wanted to enter some challenges so I took various things into account as I started creating.
This is the photo I used for my Moment.
I stamped some roses onto vellum and embossed them in white. I then found a old stamp which has a flourish repeating pattern to recreate a wallpaper look.
I embossed first with blue and then added some archival ink on a Tim Holtz flourish stamp
I took one of my Dusty Attic chippies and gold embossed this.
I continued the gold theme (from the mirror) around the edge of my Moment
I made my Moment with the following challenges in mind, which I would like to enter;
Scrap Across the World September mood board. I was inspired to use the pen nib and whole vintage feel of the mood board. I also used the pink rose in my vellum stamping behind my photo. Their quote that taking time to live will only inspire you work is so true. Time out really is precious time. My Moment measures 10 X 10 "
Dusty Attic I was inspired by the words journey and escape and I used all the colours of the mood board.
A Vintage Journey home sweet home my Moment is of a home sweet home from a past era..this had such a family appeal.
Penny Black and More anything goes
That Craft Place Mixed media, anything goes
Rubber Dance celebration I used the Dec 2014 colours
Cheery Lynn all about texture
Craft Barn stamping
Craft Stamper take it make it use a stamp I used several!
The Artistic Stamper things with wings
Creative Inspirations vintage
Papertake weekly things with wings
Simon Says stamp Wednesday use a stamp and blog hop
We are having our furry grandson (aka Bear) to stay this weekend which is always great fun and such good exercise. Billy will be living upstairs and going in and out of the back bedroom window so there will be no dog/cat confrontations I hope!
I plan to start sorting out my garden as there is a distinct autumnal feel and I want to get some pots emptied ready for my spring bulbs.....the cycle of life is in full swing.
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for taking the time to visit today and for the comments you take the time to leave me. I would also like to warmly welcome my newest followers, thanks for joining me on my creative journey.
Bye for now,