Scene: My study at home in St. John’s Wood, London
Date: 11th September, 1926
Dear Diary, I have to tell you what a wonderful week I spent at the Hotel Ruhl with Cousin Judy. We had never met before, just corresponded through relatives and then she decided to come to Europe and that we should meet at last! Imagine how excited we both were – two young ladies of independent means, with much in common and a zest for life and adventure!
I have made a little “Time Capsule” to remember our time together in Nice… the sun shone, the cocktails were wonderfully intoxicating and the male attention all that a girl could wish for! We never stopped dancing or flirting!! It’s probably pure luck that we neither of us became engaged to some French Count or other! But at this moment in time, romance isn’t at the top of the list of things to “do”!
I so look forward to travelling to New Zealand next year to stay at the Hamilton Hotel with Judy… I am sure we shall have a grand old time and I shall take with me this piece of ‘Serendipity’.
I challenged myself to create a small ‘time capsule’, by altering a cassette case. All the small images are from The Little Purple Things sheet, the bottle caps and Fantasy Flower Rounds also from Ten Two Studios. I used alcocol inks and stamps from MaVinci’s Reliquary (latin text and serendipity).
The small ladies were mounted onto old blank black wooden dominos from a box in my stash The flowers were a RAK from a friend. As you can see from the photos, the insert is double-sided and can be completely removed. It’s 4″ x 2.5″ in size – just a bit bigger than an ATC.
In fact this is a project I completed during my summer holidays and my entry to the Blade Rubber Stamps competition, run by Susie Jefferson. There are some lovely prizes up for grabs – see HERE for details. You have until 15th September to enter!