Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Au Bonheur Des Dames

Hello to all of you lovely bloggers! Today I am sharing a fashion tag using those fabulous Vintage Fashion stamps from Artistic Outpost.
The most fashionable lady was stamped in Watering Can Archival ink over the Antique Linen inked tag background shaded with Ground Espresso and Hickory Smoke (love those colors). The dress boots and logos were stamped as well with GE and HS. Using the Boho Background Die from ODBD, I cut and inked a piece of Crinoline, inked over with Ground Espresso, adhered to background and carefully and lightly stamped the lady image again.
The sentiment was stamped in Coffee and shaded and folded over a little hanger and the tie was dyed and crinkled using left over inks.
The mini tag was done again using the same inks and tied all up! Finished the edge using the Beautiful Borders Die from ODBD, shaded with Hickory Smoke. Now with this being the 1st of December the new monthly "Show Us Your AO Art" challenge is in full swing, so those of you who have these lovely stamps, please join in for a change to win a store voucher!

Thank you for stopping by today and have a fabulous start to December. I don't want any of you to think I have turned into a blog snob as I have not been visiting or commenting as much. It is easy to like on "FB" and not as easy to spend so much time typing. I had a biopsy done on my arm, near the elbow joint about a month ago and it came back positive for an aggressive from of Squamous Cell Carcinoma that had advanced into the skin tissue. No I was not happy about that and surgery was scheduled for the 20th and left me with a good size oval incision (excision) and also tissue was removed. Now I was told to pretty much do nothing and certainly no bending of the arm or lifting, but I can move it a bit better now, so here I am! Still waiting to hear if all the cancerous growth was removed, but this all fell around Thanksgiving, so delays! I get my stitches removed this Thursday and I think I will have a little more flexibility! Anyway my arm has been a bit out of commission with first the biopsy and then the surgery, but I have been using my eyes to enjoy all your wonderful artwork and will be getting back into the swing of creating and blogging!



17 comments:

Buttons said...

Absolutely LOVE this Terry! The delicacy of the lattice work over the genteel lady is perfect. Jenny x

Candy C said...

Terry, your tag is gorgeous. I love the browns and gray tones you have used here. Very vintage and perfect for a fashion theme. The neutral colors remind me of vintage suit material. Love your lattice work and the lady faded into background. Thank you for the sweet compliment you left me as well!!

butterfly said...

Oh Terry, so sorry to hear all that you've been going through. I do hope that you get good news on the removal of the growth, and that you're over the worst of it. Will be thinking of you...

There's no need to apologise for lack of visiting - I'm always just happy to see your lovely work when it turns up, and this vintage is no exception - lovely soft neutrals and such a pretty lady!
Alison xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful tag, sorry about your health problems, hope you are soon well. Hugs, Valerie

Sharon said...

Love this Terry - very stylish!!
Hope you are okay!! Take care of yourself!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Terry I just love this!!! What you did with those smaller tags over that background is so clever! I absolutely adore how you put all of this together!!!

I am so very sorry to hear about what has been happening to you health wise, - I know only too well what you are going through. Sending huge hugs and healing thoughts!!!!! xxxxx You are going to get through this!!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful tag Terry. I am so sad to hear what has been happening with you, I really hope you are taking it easy and not stressing out your arm or your spirit. We will all be here when you're feeling better, so relax and take the time you need to heal properly. Sending big magical healing hugs your way!! :)

Pam said...

Sending happy, and healing thoughts your way Terry!! Lovely vintageness here!! Love your ribbons!!

Anita Houston said...

Your tag is wonderful and I love that quote...again! Gorgeous.
AND...Terry, so sorry for all this horrible pain and suffering, and I'm sure it must be scary. Please know I will pray for your healing and that this gets resolved soon. Sending you the biggest cyber hug ever!

Meggymay said...

Your tag is gorgeous Terry, Sorry to read about your health problems , I hope you get the good news you are waiting to hear. Sending you a huge hug and I do hope all goes well.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

Oh Terry I am so sorry to hear that you have been going through this horrible trauma, no wonder you have not been blogging much! I do hope you get good news and mend quickly so that you can put this behind you. Thinking of you and wishing you well....

Your tag is so beautiful, I just love how you put the beautiful lady behind a trellis, so clever and just a hint of mystery - wonderful. Big hugs, Anne xxx

Shirley Chillman said...

Awwww TT so sorry to hear the sad news but hopefully things have turned out OK and the news is going to be good.

Love your tag it displays all your usual charm and expertise.

Keep the chin up sweets.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Brenda Brown said...

Such a pretty tag my friend with lovely layers and gorgeous muted colours.
I am sorry to hear about your arm and the need for surgery. Sending you lots of love and prayers for good news soon. Huge hugs xxx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I've always loved that quote and here you used it in such a creative way, love that little hanger.
A gorgeous tag.
Terry, I am sorry to read your news, you poor thing.
It was kind of you to let me know the card arrived.
Please take care.
Lynne x

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a gorgeous tag, Terry! I am so sorry to read of your rotten news. Both my brother John and my brother in law recently had skin cancers removed from their faces. They looked awful at first but they healed brilliantly after a few weeks. I hope your arm will heal well,

Lucy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Terry, I'm so sorry to hear your health troubles - hoping all is well and that you get good news on Thursday. Big hugs, and happy Holidays to you and your honey.

Annie said...

Hi Terry x saw your tag on FB and loved it but it's great to view it on your blog x
You must have been so worried but I am glad to hear your latest news. Take it easy xx
Hugs Annie x

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