Monday, January 17, 2011

Smitten Altered Love Tag

I am a "Smitten" student at Nancy's Sugar Lump Studio
You can go to Sugar Lump Studio to see the projects we are working on, which are all gorgeous.  This is the first time I have taken an online class and my first attempt at collage.
The image I used is of a photograph of my Mom at age 10.  My Aunt sent me this shortly after my Mom passed and I just love her school picture.  The rhinestone corners are from some costume jewelry of my Mom's.  When I added them, I said to my DH, "what if these are real diamonds?"  I would have tied a bow, but I am the most bow incompetent female on this earth.  It is actually embarrassing to not be able to tie a bow.  I can tie my shoes, but not a bow!  Is that like so sad?

Also I joined Bella Creations, which is a new group and another great way to share art and learn, so come on and take a look!  I have already seen some familiar faces and would love to see more!

Have a wonderful day and thank you!

33 comments:

artydoll said...

What a fabulous tribute to your mother, well done

Michele said...

if this is your first attempt you're going to rock the collage world soon. beautiful piece Terry. xo

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Terry! Look forward to seeing what else you make on this course,

Lucy x

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful collage! Love that photo of your mom and the added accents from her jewels!

Ira said...

This really does your mom honour Terry, this is filled with so much love, she must have looked over your shoulders to see what you were making for her. Gorgeous piece of art, Ira x

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terry,
your tag is gorgeous!!!Also love the photo of your mom!
Have a great day and TFS.
Hugs,
Marie

sweet craf-tea chick said...

oh terry, this is just gorgeous!! i loooove it. what a wonderful family keepsake. that would be too cool if those were real diamonds :). thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week! *hugs* steph :)

Jingle said...

This is absolutely stunning! Beautiful tribute!

PetraB said...

This is such a touching tribute to your mum. Your tag is so beautiful.

Sherry Edwards said...

The on line class sounds like a lot of fun and your collaged piece is just wonderful!!!!!!! That's such a beautiful and precious photo of your Mum and to include some of her 'diamonds' makes it all the more special.

Enjoy the rest of your class and thanks for sharing with us xx

Jan said...

Terry,
This is GORGEOUS!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow GF, see where you get your beauty from! That is just such a wonderful piece, and your first collage! Wow, I'm impressed, I gotta' go check them out! xxoo

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Terry
well you sure know how to make me shed a tear! I LOVE your gorgeous tag - and how precious that it is your Mom. I just adore heritage/art and what a better person to {love} then Mama! :)

Marybug said...

This is beautiful!

Nancy Y said...

Your collage is absolutely Beautiful! Thank you for the information about the class, I'm going to go check it out right now!
Have A Wonderful Day!

Vada said...

Oh Miss Terry, You have done it now!!! Just tooo sweet!!
I just love this tag...
hugs Vada

Chris said...

Terry, this is just fantastic. I can't believe it's your first collage. How great that you used a photo of your Mum.

Netty said...

Your tag is so gorgeous and special Terry. Hold on to it and never let it go. Hugs Annette x

1CardCreator said...

Wow Terry what a sweet picture of your Mom, she was beautiful! I love the way you preserved her memory in such a gorgeous collage. ~Diane

Meggymay said...

Your tag is gorgeous, and a beautiful remenbrance of your mom.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful! I'm sure you will absolutely soar in collage. Please do post a class review when you're done. I always love reading those.
Rinda

Vicki Romaine said...

Wow! This is beautiful. You would never guess that this is your first.

wearestampers said...

You did an awesome job on this collage piece! I'd never thought it was your first!! And I will never hold it against you for not being able to tie a bow! :)
Pam

Linda R. said...

WOW!! This is such a wonderful tag. What a wonderful way to honor your mom! Your rock a collages..

Hugs, Linda

Shar said...

Wowzers, Terry! That's one gorgeous tag!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is perfection, Terry!!!! I'd love to feature you as a Guest Artist on my magazine blog...let me know if that's okay...I'd like to do a piece called "Memories" in a few weeks and put your collage on...
XO

Linda said...

This is just a charming collage, Terry~ looks like a fun class!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

This is fabulous and all the more so while your mom is the focal point...just a wonderful tribute to her...looks like a fun class you are taking!!

fairyrocks said...

You are going great places with your new collage career!!!
WOW
I love how you made this so personal to your Mom. You honor her beautifully

Shelley said...

You've nailed doing a collage your first time! It's awesomely beautiful. Your Mom was a beautiful child and it's a wonderful remmebrance.

craftattack said...

This is sooooooooo beautiful!

Chris said...

Beautiful Terry! You are so creative and prolific in your artwork.
I must admit I am bow challenged, but I bought a bow maker and it's easy now, you can make at least five different sizes.
Hugs, Chris

PepPop said...

Gorgeous work and what a lovely tribute to you mum. I love how you've incorporated her jewelry into it too. Jaqui x

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