Saturday, 16 April 2011

Yee Ha! Ride 'em Cowboy 2

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Jill's interpretation of 'Yee ha! Ride 'em Cowboy' arrived this morning.  
And you just wait until you see this work of art literally unfold......  

(front, opening flap)

Jill explained in an email to me that she went to America in 1977 and
 had kept a bagful of ephemera,  thinking that she might need it one day!
The front opens up to reveal this.........


which then opens up to reveal this........



then the left flap comes up and we see this...........



and then the last flap opens to reveal this...........

I tried to take a photograph of it in its entirety but it's so long it didn't really work.
Jill made me smile in her email when she said she was a little worried that it was a bit 'tatty' - as far as I'm concerned nothing can be too tatty!

I just love this 'postcard' - the thought that's gone into it, the background, the images and the tattiness of it (yep, love those mug marks too!).
Thank you, Jill!

Jo
x

8 comments:

bad penny said...

what fabulous authentic pieces Jill has used in her card.

Menopausal musing said...

A wonderful interpretation of the theme title. That ephemera was just biding its time, wasn't it?

Gina said...

Fabulous! So much in this one.

Jee said...

shows one should always keep things - just in case! Jill really packed a lot into this one, you'll be finding something new every time you look.

Printed Material said...

Jo,
I don't know what I'm more impressed with - the way Jill has so cleverly delivered to your theme or the fact that she has kept these pieces for over 30 years in the knowledge that she'd use them one day! It looks like the sort of thing you'll be reading for days and seeing something new every time. Lesley

"POSTMAN'S KNOCK" said...

Brilliant! The mind boggles at the thought of keeping emphemera for 30 years - can you actually get into your craft room?! Better not show this to my husband who is a hoarder as it would only prove his maxim of "it might come in useful one day"!! Great interpretation Jill.

Jane

Jill said...

I think this bag of euphemera will deserve a post of its own - next rainy day - watch my blog.
So glad you like it.
Jill

Chrissie said...

Terrific! So much to see and dwell over, what a great interpretation.