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« on: July 04, 2007 06:53:23 AM »

Well, it's been sometime since I've posted in this category, but I found this little piece of ephemera, a picture of a woman named Mrs. Davis W. Phillips, and a short line about her being the Polio Mother of the Year.  No explanation, no nothing, just the picture and the line.  She looked so full of life, so I had to make her into an ATC.  Her face is slightly blurry because the bow is keeping it from lying flat on the scanner.


I colored her dress and bow in with a dry brush rubbed onto a pastel, I love the soft effect, it looks (in real life) like how they used to do it on photos a long time ago.  Roughed up the edges, and as always, distress inks.  Hope you guys like it!  (I'll try to get a regular picture of it soon)
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007 07:09:55 AM »

EVERYthing about it is wonderful  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007 07:40:01 AM »

Wow, this is beautiful! It looks so vintage! I know it's a vintage photo lol, but everything you did just improved it so much!
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007 08:22:21 AM »

Wow, that's just gorgeous.
I wasn't sure what to expect from the title but I love your card.
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2007 08:42:36 AM »

Thanks guys!  Like I said, I'm gonna try to get a real picture of it soon ,this one really doesn't do it justice!
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2007 08:49:59 AM »

great card, I really like the edging
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2007 09:04:34 AM »

That's really lovely! I love the colours and the whole feeling of the card. Nice work!
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2007 07:16:12 AM »

I hate how scanners protest against 3-D objects but that bow is the perfect embellishment!
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2007 07:06:47 AM »

I know!  I have a really crappy digital camera that doesn't take a good picture of anything though, so I just scan anyway unless someone comes over with a digital camera to take pictures for me!
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2007 10:05:55 AM »

I really really love this card. The theme is so strange, but sweet in a way.
I know!  I have a really crappy digital camera that doesn't take a good picture of anything though, so I just scan anyway unless someone comes over with a digital camera to take pictures for me!
I used this tut to help me take better pics-mine were terrible!
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2007 02:12:01 AM »

this is so sweet Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2007 05:16:25 AM »

Thanks guys, and thanks for the tip, actually, I'm pretty handy with a camera, it's just mine was a present and was very very cheap, it actually won't take good pictures no matter what you do!
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2007 08:12:36 AM »

My last camera was like that...when I got a new one I just said "being on Craftster made me do it"!!!!!
But we still see the beauty of your card Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2007 10:52:49 AM »

I love it! I reallllly love it. =] Beautiful.
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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2007 03:31:22 AM »

That is beyond gorgeous!  I am in total awe and in love with it.  My father had Polio as a child, so I'm very fascinated by all Polio related things.

If you ever think about sending it away...please PM me.  I'd seriously kill for that!

Great job.
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« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2007 04:16:46 AM »

Thanks very much, I'm glad to hear that you guys like it, and I'm sorry to hear about your father katebug, that must have been really hard.
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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2007 05:03:41 PM »

Thanks very much, I'm glad to hear that you guys like it, and I'm sorry to hear about your father katebug, that must have been really hard.

Thank you.  He had lots of muscle problems, but now as he has gotten older the symptoms reoccur, so he's unable to do pretty much anything :/
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« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2007 09:18:43 AM »

I was wondering about that, I don't know much about the actual disease, I didn't know if the symptoms were like cancer symptoms, where they might go away with treatment then reoccur, I know a long time ago it was pretty much permanant right?  Until they got the vaccine?
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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2007 10:37:27 AM »

I'm going to pull my nurse card on this for you,Crafty. Sorry if it's off topic.
Poliomyelitis can be life threatening because it is a paralyzing disease, that is it can paralyze the muscles, all muscles, including those that control the lungs. That's why people were put into "iron lungs" before respirators were invented. It caused a wasting of muscles in the legs and arms-that's why people were in braces. Unfortunately many people who had it as children are now seeing relapses and it has not been completely eradicated in developing countries. I am old enough to remember going in mass groups to get innocculated before they invented the oral vaccine. My mom was involved in the volunteer effort.
Having said that-your ATC actually has a lot of history behind it.
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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2007 11:14:45 AM »

Yes, just as balkandina was talking about. 

My father couldn't have gotten the vaccine, it literally JUST came after he developed Polio,  even with the vaccine people still got Polio, with it being experimental.  Polio attacks muscle, with the lungs/heart being muscle my father was put into an Iron Lung for quite some time.  His Polio affected his right leg.  The muscle is essentially dead in his entire leg, leaving it very tiny.  He walked with a severe limp and wore a brace.  My father was treated at a Shriner's Hospital, so to this day I'm extremely greatful of the Shriner's and we donate all we can to support their cause.
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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2007 02:58:32 PM »

kate, check your pm's, I have a message for you.
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