Saturday 4 July 2015

Tracing paper

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world...hugs

Did you get the daddy of all thunderstorms and torrential rain overnight that we had here?
I was laying on top of my bed melting and at 2.30 am the heavens opened and the lightening started then came the rolling thunder, and  a very noisy hour later it all went quiet and felt wonderfully cooler!

Anyhow, why does my title say tracing paper? Well, here is why.

What do my cards have to do with tracing paper?
Well, I was clearing out one of my many bookshelves and came across a pad of (good quality) tracing paper which I had "lost" some time ago. I decided to see if I could print on them and yes, my printer was happy to oblige :o)
The pussy willow photograph I took on a recent trip to Straw's Bridge Ponds, Ilkeston.
The rose photograph I took many years ago, I think at the Family History Society in Derby 
( I was a volunteer there for many years).
My very good friend Pat tubed them (took away all of the background) for me, as she did with the photograph of Memphis Belle. Who remembers the film of that name?

I took  photographs of the plane at Duxford Air museum way back on 2008, and Pat tubed it and the flutterby too. 
On the other side  is the original Sally B which is the name of the plane which
was used in the film. I made Memphis Belle into a fairy with one of my flutterby photographs.
Have I put you to sleep yet? LOL
Jackie xx


Lorna said...

Beautiful cards Jackie i love the images and the lovely pale colours ..very pretty
fab pics of the planes my dad would love those

we had a few rumbles of thunder early this morning but it didn't last long thankfully
hugs Lorna xx

brenda said...

As always stunning and elegant creations Jackie.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Jackie, wonderful photos. I especially love the delicate rose.
Sue xx

ALI said...

Both stunning creations and make fab cards.


Beautiful card's Jackie and fab pics of the planes have a lovely weekend
Dianne xx :)

aussie aNNie said...

Fab use of the tracing paper Jackie turned out awesome..xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Christine L said...

These pics look fab printed on the tracing paper Jackie.. a clever technique! And yes... I followed what you were saying....... and I see the lady behind the butterfly!

Christine x

Janette said...

Gorgeous cards Jackie, what a fab idea...and I love the pics of the Memphis belle, what a film too.....
We got the storm and it was so lovely afterwards I do they manage when it's so hot all the for me, like my seasons to much.....have a good week-end.xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Jackie your cards are gorgeous. I would never have thought of printing on tracing paper. We had an electrical storm last night it was very strange. Hugs Jackie

Stampsnob. said...

Didn't put me to sleep it is very very interesting AND the effect you got with the tracing paper is also very interesting You are brave I could not put it in my printer Would love to print on ym handmade paper but cant bring myself to try . >>>>>>>>>Lis

Carole Pollard said...

Not at all Jackie you do the most amazing things with your fabulous photos and these cards look so pretty and delicate I think you've got a winning technique there Love and hugs Carole x

Marie-Louise said...

Fabulous Jackie. I love the rose - gorgeous.

Lynne in NI said...

These are fab Jackie, love how you used your tracing paper :)
Wish we had a bit of your thunder and lightening, the air is still awfully heavy here!

Lesley said...

Yes I do remember the film Memphis Belle! Duxford is a great place too. Yes I've melted for the passed week too and that thunderstorm woke me up as well the lightening was very close too - I'm glad the weather has cooled down as working Wednesday nearly killed me off - great effect printing on to the tracing paper - Lesley x