Monday, July 26, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Week Seven Meets The Play Date Cafe

Before I get into my challenge piece, which I am submitting to both Studio L3 and The Play Date Cafe, I have just a little story to tell about the fan. Now I hope I am the first to post using this wonderful new "Fan" die from Sizzix! Stacey the owner of Scapbooking Made Simple, received an order of new release dies much earlier than expected. Because she knows me and how much I am a fan of Sizzix dies, she gave me a call and held a nice collection for me! Well I left broke yesterday or I should say DH did! Now Stacey has a few of my projects in her shop and will probably want this, but don't tell her that it won't happen! If you are reading this Stacey - Big Thank You and I can't wait to use the others!!!

Down to the real business! Going with the colors from PDCC39, which were delightful and worked so well with what I wanted to do over at Studio L3. Linda has taken us on another adventure through the Compendium of Curiosities, Page 55, Tinted Vision Fragments! Thanks to Linda, this is now the second time I have played with fragments and I am loving them! I used an old picture of my parents in an embrace. My Mom has on this long beautiful dress and my Dad is quite nicely dressed. I miss my parents very much, so these little things that I can do to bring them to life, makes me happy! The paper that was used as the Photo background is Graphics 45. The butterflies are cut and embossed, the fan is cut out with decorative paper and then chipboard, embossed and then highlighted. All edges are shaded in black. The strings that tie the edge of the fan are old decorative threads from when I once sewed.


Thank you PDCC for giving me great colors to work with, Linda for the ride and Stacey for giving me first choice! The blog and I thank you for your visit and we always appreciate your kind words! Have a creative and wonderful day!

48 comments:

Netty said...

Ooh Terry this is fabulous, what a great fan and love the picture of your parents, also adore the colour scheme and what you have created, its great. Annette x

Shar said...

Stunning, Terry! I love it!

2amscrapper said...

what a gorgeous piece!

Vicki Romaine said...

I love your fan. I looked for the die, but couldn't find it.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Terry, this is amazing!!! That fan die is wonderful, and you've made something incredibly special with it.

The photo of your parents is so sweet, I actually made a squeal-y girl sound when I saw it! You gave it a perfect Fragment frame, and then went ahead and created a gorgeous work of art around it! Your inking, your embellishments-- everything is just right. ♥

Jan said...

WOW!! This is a beauty! Love everything about this!

cbuswell said...

very beautiful, just love the shape!!

Barbara Mason said...

Beautiful, romantic & well done...I feel the love just oozing from the fan & photo of your parents...

Lisa Somerville said...

This is just stunning Terry, and such a wonderful picture of your parents to use. Thanks for playing at the PDCC

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, so elegant and vintagy. I just love it!

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh now this is just simply beautiful! So romantic and I love that fan! I have to have it! Is is available now? Is it a Bigz?

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOw- WOw!!! This is outstanding- Gorgeous!!!

Ali Manning said...

What a beautiful and touching piece of art!

Suzanne C said...

This is fabulous! Love the fan and all the beautiful embellies. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC this week!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Connie Paxman said...

Terry what a beautiful piece you designed...awesome color challenge from PDC...this is so elegant..
Wish I had time to play...
Love the fan shape..
connie paxman

Lynn Stevens said...

Terry, What a special tribute to your parents. Haven't seen the fan die yet so its quite a treat to view it in action! Gorgeous piece!

Nan said...

This is such a wonderful piece to show your love for your parents.It's just beautiful! It's fun seeing the new dies too. i got a glimpse of the new TH ones and I'm SCARED! I like all of them!

Helen said...

This is so beautiful - it fits both challenges perfectly. I love that die.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just fabulous! Love it!

Lucy x

ellen said...

I love your fan! I've never seen that done before (I guess you would say I'm a "fan" of your project - hahaha) and I love all the textures you incorporated! (oh, and thanks for your comment on my blog, too - aren't comments the BEST?) LOL. have a great day - ellen.

wwilloww said...

Oh Terry!!! What a sweet and simply elegant way to honor your Mom and Dad!!! This piece is beautiful!!! It just evokes the love that is felt when looking at that photo...I wouldn't give that to anyone, not even the wonderful storekeeper who gave you first dibs on the fan!!!

stampdiva said...

Terry, did you hear my jaw hit the floor?! I am blown away by this - you know how much I love vintage so this is right up my street. Stunning. Love that paper. TFS. Lynne M x

Linda Robinson said...

WOWZER, this is a wonderful creation... I love every little detail!
Hope you are haveing a great day!

Hugs, Linda

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terry,
what a special and beautiful work of art.I love everything about it.
Beautiful picture of your parents.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Marie

Sue said...

This is just beautiful, and it makes it so special knowing it's your parents in the frame x

Lori said...

A simply stunning piece, just fabulous!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful piece of art and the photo of your parents is so wonderful too x

Carolyn said...

Oh my gosh, Terry, we will all want the new die after viewing your CCC#7 challenge piece. What a wonderful tribute to your parents and a lovely memory of times past.

minnie_mac said...

Such a romantic piece. Love it !

Marilyn

Sue Lelli said...

Just AMAZING! What a tribute!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! This is a fabbbbby entry for this week's color combo! What a great memory and treasure for you! This is absolutely STUNNING! LOVE IT:) Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

thefrugalcrafter said...

Worth every penny! Oh my that is one stunning fan!

Michele said...

another fabulous creation Terry! you've outdone yourself this time.

Ruby said...

What a beautiful creation, so romantic! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Terry
what a gorgeous piece you have created! I love the picture you also added - always nice using a family treasure! beautiful! :)

Sherry Goodloe said...

WOW Terry! This is simply beautiful!!

Anja said...

Oh i love your fan great copulours and greta accents,beautiful fragment!!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful photo, it is an awesome piece.

Dawn said...

I can only add to all the comments how lovely this is

Love DAwn xx

Tracy Evans said...

Oooh this is yummy, I really like that fan and it works so well with your beautiful image. A great keepsake of your parents. Tracy x

penny4thoughts said...

Really beautiful piece! Your fragment turned out beautifully!

Shawn Caro said...

This is so very beautiful! You do some amazing art work.

JeanFB said...

Beautifully done! Love your grandparents' picture, and the tiny touch of green for PDCC.

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Terry and a wonderful way to remember your parents in your art! I love the new die, no wonder you left the shop broke LOL! The colours and papers are gorgeous, perfect with the photograph. Chris :)

CuddlyBunny said...

I'm with you on the fragments ... knew nothing about them until Linda's challenge came up!

Your piece is absolutely GORGEOUS! The fan and the embossing, and are those tin flowers?

BTW ... TOTALLY thinking we must be related ... crazy female relatives chopping photos to get rid of "unwanted males!"

Scrap Vamp said...

So pretty! Love that you added the fragment to the fan!

Minxy said...

how did i miss this, its just beautiful

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