Thursday, 26 March 2015


There has been a terrible tragedy this week that has happened just a few miles from where I usually spend my winters in France. Yes, I'm talking about the airbus that has crashed with no survivors.

And the latest news would seem to mean that the copilot deliberately crashed the aircraft with all passengers on board straight into the mountainside. I feel so terribly saddened for the families of all concerned.

I am participating in POSITIV>>-+>>JOURNAL which is a French site so I thought I would use that journal to mark this awful event.

It just so happens that Brenda Brown of  fame has done a post today about stamping on brown parcel tape. I hate the stuff, it always sticks to the wrong things!
I did like the idea though so I decided to try stamping on some kraft paper tape I have that is normally used in picture framing.

Here are a few photos of the steps, I got involved & forgot to keep taking them!
Some smears of gesso, stamped paper tape strips, finger smeared white acrylic.

Some over stamping (snakeskin stamps) & some paper scraps.
I added some stencilling, gauze bandage that got dipped in vintage photo stain, paper ribbon, paper scraps, some pictures of old New Zealand postcards, the mountain one seemed right somehow, looks suitably remote! The postcard link would be the fact that it is a ski resort - I've used a date stamp that also has a window & I've hand written airbus. There's also a few strips of washi tape dotted around.

Thank you Brenda for the inspiration. Let's spare a thought & a prayer for the families.....


  1. Sally these are gorgeous commemorative pages for this awful tragedy, you have done a brilliant job. I love how you have taken the brown tape as inspiration and moved it on from there making it so much your own. Just to let you know I have re-done the linky on my blog so you should be ok to share it now, sorry you had difficulty with it.
    Enjoy the rest of the week and the weekend.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  2. Sally a wonderful page and tribute to such a tragic event. I think all Europe is in shock and we feel for the families.
    Yvonne xx

  3. A beautiful page commemorating a horrific event... very powerful stuff.
    Alison xx

  4. A lovely tribute of a project for the tragic event. xxx

  5. A lovely thoughtful page Sally and a lovely collection of images, it's a great tribute.
    Avril xx