Friday, September 3, 2010

Gingersnap Creations Challenge #66 Paint

This is a background that was painted using a Tim Holtz technique during one of the CCC's at Linda. I knew that someday I would use it for something and since the "Paint" challenge was coming to a quick close at Gingersnap Creations, I thought I better do something with it! It has five layers of paper which includes the grunge paper. The frame around the sentiment is cut from a Nestie and embossed in clear, but I don't think you can actually see that. That is actual chain that I cut and glued down and hopefully it actually stays in place. Oh, did I say layers?? I guess I can add this over at Simon Says Stamp and Show also!! The butterfly is one I had left over from playing the other day with my Kitchen Sink stamps! The stamps and sentiment are embossed and are Tim Holtz! The colors are much nicer in person. Either they came out dull or too bright??? I am photo incompetent!
Wishing you all a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend! Thank you for the visit and committing!

35 comments:

JeanFB said...

This is gorgeous, Terry! Love all the layers and the paint technique. (BTW, I am in the same boat as far as photography - for me, it's just a matter of how the camera and my window decide to treat me that day, LOL!)

Dezinaworld said...

Beautiful Terry, I always can rely on gorgeous artwork when i stop by here
hugs June xxxx

JoAnne said...

It turned out great Terry! I can identify with the photo incompetent thing though. Thankfully cameras are digital now because I wouldn't be able to afford the film with all the retakes I do.
Enjoy the long weekend.
xoJoAnne

CuddlyBunny said...

This is a beautiful card! Your mix of cityscape and lone butterfly is ideal to describe the "Live in the Moment" theme! Awesome!

p.s. so, so glad to know that you're photo incompetent ... you can sign me up for that freakin' club!

Jan said...

Love this!

wwilloww said...

Whether it is bright or dull does not matter, it is beautiful!!! There is a great sense of impending darkness evoked by this image you put together and that is my most favorite time of day, so it has to be one of my all-time faves!!!

Netty said...

Its gorgeous Terry. If you start a club for incompetent photographers please put my name down, getting the true shades of colours is a nightmare. Annette x

Meggymay said...

Its gorgeous, love your theme and the colour is fantastic.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Very nice. I love the juxtaposition of elements.
Rinda

SannaS said...

WOW!!! These take my breath away...absolutely gorgeous creations!!! I especially love the blue one, the butterfly looks so real!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Nancy Y said...

This is really Beautiful! Great Job!

2amscrapper said...

Looks terrific!

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Your card is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap CReations!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, sensational technique and amazing results. What a lovely piece you have created with such beautiful color! So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful Terry! and don't feel bad I'm the same way with my photos.

Nan said...

Hi Terry...Love your card and that sentiment is wonderful. thanks for your kind comments on my kitty card! :) Nan

Christine said...

Well both photos are beautiful so it's must be amazing in person! Love it!!!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terry,
this is absolutely beautiful!
TFS!Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Ira said...

Hi Terry,
they're wonderful, both your cards, I love this city view! And I know what you mean, photographing your cards the way you want them can be soooo difficult! I keep blaming the camera, but more likely it's me, LOL!
Have a great weekend, ~Ira

thefrugalcrafter said...

very pretty Terry!

Hels Sheridan said...

Lovely, I love those backgrounds... happy Labour day weekend :O))

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful piece, I luv it blue toned...and I'm happy I'm not alone in the photo world, mine are always crooked among other things...oh well, we are supposed to have fun right!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Wow, 5 layers, chain, a butterfly, stamps, embossing . . . and MORE! Nice Terry . . . very nice!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is beautiful! And I know what you mean about cameras...If I take pics at night, they don't turn out...I have to do them in the daytime...unreal!!
Have a happy Sunday.
Hugs
xox

LynneForsythe said...

simply FAB card!!! GReat Job!!
thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

joanne wardle said...

oh isn't it frustrating when the photos don't come out right? this is beautiful. thanks for taking part in the gingersnap challenge

Rachelle said...

Wow! this came out great. Love the blues.

Michele said...

this is lovely Terry. the butterfly just totally brings it all home. sweet layering too! xo

MrsETaylor said...

Terry, you make these butterflies look so real. Love what you've done here.


thanks for stopping by and saying hello today too. Hope to see you soon

Erika

Terry said...

Hiya Terry and yet again you made a beautifull project for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge..wowie...just love the butterfly and how it all comes together....and about the pictures, your not photo incompetent sweetie, just try out this..... www.picasa.com. You will be amazed what beautifull pictures you can make with this programm. Just type it in on google and you will be amazed. I allways use this programm and I must say my pictures became a lot better with this. Hugs Terry xxxx

Linda Robinson said...

This is wonderful, Love your color here and all those layers.. TFS

Hugs, Linda

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards Terry, the KSS butterfly looks wonderful too!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh my goodness- this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Wow!!!

stampdiva said...

What a gorgeous piece, again. Lynne M x

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love the rich hues in these cards....gorgeous gorgeous! :)

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