Saturday, 6 June 2009

Vintage bathing beauties


What better photo to use than a picture of your mum with her best friend, both aged 18, on Plymouth Hoe?

"Vintage bathing beauties" is the theme at Sunday Postcard Art. My mum (on the right) knitted that bikini herself and recalled that in the sea, it became so heavy she had to be virtually dragged out of the water.

Supplies: various stamps by Cavallini; alcohol inks (background); close friends sticker, K&Co.

20 comments:

Donna said...

What a great family postcard to be able to use and love your mum's story!

Sandy said...

Yeah this is fabulous.
Wonderful card. Love them.

Martina2801 said...

This is absolutely lovely.
Gorgeous postcard.

Mandy C said...

fabulous hot sunny background colours. great.

Petra Tillmann said...

Great photo! beautiful background!

sija said...

Wondeful card.

Anne said...

Great postcard and family story. I laughed about the suit getting heavy when it was wet. Oops.

Willy said...

Fabulous postcard and great picture!

Judy said...

Adore your personalized card, Gail, love the story behind it!
JudyNZ

Ellen said...

lovely story and a nice card, love your friendship knot.

herminesplace said...

Great, love the background, great colours.

Bettie said...

Love the story of the knitted bikini. Great card!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, this is absolutely amazing - I love it !
Why not enter your creation on Simon Says
Challenge this week ? http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
There is a fabby prize of a $25 spending spree in the SSS store and also
a SIGNED piece of artwork by Tim Holtz ! Hope you can join us !
Jo x

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Great idea to use your mom's picture. It's fabulous!

Sue said...

This is brilliant Gail, does your mum know she's famous? X

Kris Dickinson said...

Oh they're absolutely fabulous and so fashionable! LOVE this whimsical postcard Gail!

José said...

This is great! The card is beautiful and so is your mum. Great story about the knitted bikini.

audrey h. said...

Gail, this is wonderful. Love the little netting in the bottom corner.

Lori said...

I love their outfits! And must confess I did think knitted swimming costumes that nearly drowned you were a bit of an urban legend! Very apt photo though for vintage bathing beauties!

Vanessa said...

Its fanastic Gail and what a wonderful photo to use, I love the story behind it too. :)

Vanessa

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