Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Photo Inspired

"Inspiration Photo Challenge" is the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie and this week is the Funkie side is showing their interpretation!  For my DT project, I literally waited until close to the last minute as we actually went on a little vacation and I wanted to incorporate that adventure into the challenge!  To me this tag and that time with family will always be treasured and so I am also linking this up to Brenda's "Tuesday Treasures."  Simon Says Stamp and Show wants "A Bit Of Brown" and there are bits here and there.  Here is my interpretation!
Don't forget to stop by the F&F blog for more inspiration and remember there will be a drawing for a $15.00 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique!  Here is the "photo inspiration," so use that beautiful imagination and we can't wait to see your interpretation.
Before I tell you how I came up with this tag, I want to tell you how the ideas came into play.  I knew we were going to Portland, OR, as my sweet daughter used here Rapid Reward points to buy us flights!  She arranged to have her boyfriend say with our older pets.  I was not very happy with her making plans for me, as I have a big fear of flying and even a bigger fear of leaving my older pets and especially with someone who has not been around them very much!  Now once I knew we were going to Portland, I decided to take advantage of the trip for this challenge, but I had no idea what I would do.  The main photo is of my daughter, grandson, hubby and of course me!  My grandson was so thrilled to have a drink with us, being 21 years old,  that he wanted to celebrate by paying for the dinner!  Is that not so darn sweet?  It was also his way of thanking us for the numerous dinners, etc., we have taken care of.  No those are not all alcohol beverage glasses, most are water!  The picture was taken at night outside and with a cell phone, so the quality is not the best.  The ticket photo's, which I love how the larger one makes it own little frame, are of the Rose Garden and a downtown shot!  Living in the desert, this was quite a lovely trip!  I did fine with the four airplane rides and the pets were absolutely fine!  What a wonderful time we had and Portland is quite green!!  The Sun was shinning the entire time and the challenge at Inspiration Journal is to "Create a Little Sunshine," so I am linking this to their blog as well!
Downtown in the distance!
I first started out with a Jumbo tag that I inked up with Distress inks.  I cut green and yellow card stock and embossed and then highlighted.  The yellow was highlighted with the new Squeezed Lemonade, but does not show up in the photo very well.  The movers and shapers leaves were then cut into the yellow CS to allow the leafy green to show through.   I printed the photos and the tickets photos were cut, separated and shaded on all edges to give a nice framed appearance.  I also mounted these on separate CS.  The main photo was shaded and backed and then I just added all my little metal goodies.  All the shading was done with Walnut Stain.

Well with working on the house and getting all nervous about the trip, pets and figuring out a detailed list for the pets and house, that is why I have been kind of MIA!  In May, I had a surprise visit from my son and granddaughter, then Mother's Day, the birthday for the DH and then this!  Now I believe I can get back to the house and crafting!  Thanks a bunch for stopping by and I sure hope you are having a great Summer!

34 comments:

Pam said...

A wonderful tag with a wonderful memory! Glad you had a fun trip!!

lynne said...

Hi Terry
This is a wonderful piece of memory art and your choice of embellishments, so fabulous and I love the crinkled seam binding.
Wonderful photos - wonderful memories I am sure.
Wishes
Lynne

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great tag, Terry, and a wonderful way to remember your trip. I'm so glad it all went well! Love the way you used the ticket die... it seems made for this purpose now that you've pointed it out. Just beautiful all around!

Jingle said...

Oh, wow! This is such a great tag! I love how you used the photos! What a wonderful way to remember a special time!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is just super cool, Terry! I'm happy to hear you had such a wonderful time on your trip and that all went well. I just really love how you cut the photos with the M&S ticket die - they look amazing that way! And I like the way you used the leaf M&S to cut an aperture into the main panel. What a fun remembrance of your trip! Terrific take on this week's challenge!

Hugs,
Linda

Sandra said...

What a great keepsake tag! Love the story it tells. Stunning!
Great to hear your vacation went well!

Carol said...

Very creative tag Terry! Love the ticket pictures too - fantastic way to remember your time in Portland, this project turned out amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Candy C said...

Terry, your jumbo tag is wonderful! What a great tribute to "family". Love your picture, the word stick that is running across it and the way you've matted and displayed your other pictures on the tag! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Redanne said...

A really beautiful tag and a wonderful way to remember your fantastic trip. Thanks for sharing it with us and thanks for your visit to my blog, much appreciated. Anne x

craftattack said...

Beautiful tag with lots of happy memories, that makes it extra special! Glad you got away for a few days! Valerie

PetraB said...

a brilliant tag and so precious with all the memories

Anita Houston said...

I love love love the way you doubled up the background layers, and have the cut outs for the leaves to show...that is brilliant, and I can't stop looking at that! These pictures are gorgeous and I so love how you die cut them with the ticket...another brilliant move!!! This tag is my new favorite of yours!!!

Ira Huberts said...

Isn't it wonderful to turn such happy memories into such a gorgeous tag? That's what you did with your stunningly beautiful creation Terry, absolutely wonderful! Ira x
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Brenda Brown said...

Now this is just so darn gorgeous Terry especially with that double embossed background and such wonderful photos to remember this very special time with your daughter. I think my second favourite part is the ticket photos, a real flash of inspiration there my friend. Thanks you so much for liking this to TT as this really is going to be part of your treasured memories box.
43 days to go!!!!! (It's like counting down to Christmas isn't it?)
hugs {brenda} xox

Buttons said...

I always look forward to seeing your posts come up on Blogger because there's always a treat instore with tons of technique and inspiration. It's great to see you had such a lovely time with your family which is so precious. Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x

Beverly G said...

Thanks for the nice comment.Yes, things are going a little better, finally feeling kind of like myself again. Love your travel tag. That scenery is spectacular,oh and the friends look like fun also ;-)

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fun gift and how nice that you ended up really enjoying the trip! Your tag is fabulous- love all of the fun pictures and love your tag!

Debi said...

cool tag, I love making momento tags of events, as they are so easy to have around as happy reminders :-) Debi x

Meggymay said...

A fantastic tag and a wonderful way to record your memories.
Yvonne x

Meggymay said...

A fantastic tag and a wonderful way to record your memories.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a fabulous tag with great elements. Really a little treasure.

Sue C said...

Gorgeous tag Terry and I just love the story that goes with it, what a fabulous keepsake. So pleased you had a good trip ! Sue C x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, This is a great tag, love the details in the background. Glad you enjoyed your trip and spending time with your family - and a great way to record happy memories.
Avril xx

Linda R said...

So glad to here your trip was a nice one.. And I know you can really appreciate the green, Just like I do.
Your tag is gorgeous.. What a wonderful little keepsake my made for yourself..

Hugs~

artbyvic said...

A real treasure! I used the same key on my latest project!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...a superb Tag Terry & a very inspiring one too, i loVe your photo tickets what a super idea and one I've not seen before, very effective!...a loVely way to show your photo's too...beautiful make...Mel :)

toni said...

A lovely post terry. Your work is beautiful a lovely way to record such a happy trip. As well as all the fab elements you've used i really like the way you've treated your photos xx

Shelley said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. I also hate leaving my old girls when I go somewhere, so afraid something will happen while I'm gone. Love the piece! The "ticket" pictures turned out perfectly and I enjoyed seeing the photo!

Sherry said...

What a lovely memory Terry and fantastic to incorporate it in your fab work of art. Your grandson sounds like a fine young man x

Sharon said...

This is really clever Terry!!

Krisha said...

Great tag, and a great way to save the memories.....LOVE IT

Lynn Stevens said...

So glad you had a chance to visit with family. Looks like a great time. How nice your daughter planned everything down to taking care of the dogs!
Really lovely tag and a perefect way to keep those memories alive!
hugs Lynn

Electra said...

I like this a lot. Nice to "see" you Terry, and here I thought you were too young to even have children. Amazing how we never age online, eh?

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful tag, and such a great way to display those photos! How sweet of you GS to pay for dinner!

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