When I saw Wendy's challenge this morning, my first thought was Roosevelt and teddy bears.
But while I was waiting for the bus, I started to wonder could I also fit in my great grandfather, who was the first Irish President. So that brought me to JFK, who was, according to Wikipedia, the first Irish-American president. In County Wexford we have the JFK Arboretum, dedicated to his memory. And my great-grandfather's pen name (he was very involved in the renewal of Irish literature and Irish as a spoken language) was An Craobhinn Aoibhinn or the Pleasant Branch.
So I made a card with a tree, and the background paper is a page scanned from the book you see in the photo, Love Songs of Connacht.
A2 base, edges sponged with Vintage Photo.
Then a scanned page from the book, edges distressed and sponged with Antique Linen.
Image is Penny Black, Teddy and Friends, stamped on vellum with StazOn Brown and coloured with pencil. I tore it to size, sponged the edges with Vintage Photo and attached it with brads. Added a PTI button and some twine at the top, with a little piercing inside the twine.
Date: Friday, February 12, 2010 GMT Views: 300
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Fri, Feb 12, 2010 @ 11:18 AM
I think it's great that you gave tribute to an Irish president and an American president with Irish decent...like mine but not sure just where that comes in!
Nice card too, great job with the challenge.