Monday, January 11, 2010

Vintage Vogue Fan and Some Photos

This came about purely by accident.  I was playing with the border stamp from Vintage Vogue and the paper moved and this idea popped into my head when I accidentally overstamped the image ..... at an angle. 

I thought it might make a nice lacey looking fan.  What do you think?   I started stamping it from the right side and used a long post it to mask each piece.  Then I took a pencil and lightly drew the shape of the fan blades.  The flowers were rock and rolled in Cameo Coral and Ruby Red and I added the half pearls from the Pretties kit and some Old Olive leaves.  I popped a few of them up to give it some depth. 

The CAS challenge for today was to Cut It Out.   The flowers and the fan itself were cut out and added to the Cameo Coral background cardstock.  I lightly drew the corner swirls in pencil and then paper pierced them, erasing the lines afterwards. 

On a totally different note, I've been having these photo moments in the car lately.  Some of them I've been able to capture, some of them not.  I've shown you some of the sunsets I managed to snap.  Last weekend, on my way to a friend's house I came upon a field near the river that literally had hundreds of geese in it.  When they rose from the ground it was like watching the vortex of a tornado.  I stopped the car and snapped this...........

This was only a portion of what was in the sky. 

On the same road, in almost the same place Saturday morning on my way to my Uncle's funeral service, there were two white geese crossing the road.  They reminded me of an elderly couple out for a walk.  Although I had to stop the car, they were much too quick for me to get out the camera.

Then this morning as I was headed to work the sun hit the windshield of the car and illuminated the frost that I hadn't had time to remove.........

A little further down the road, there were a half dozen deer just standing in the middle of the road.   Again, it was a missed picture.  I'm thinking I should probably have the camera out of my purse from now on so I don't miss those animal pictures.

I attended the funeral of my Uncle Dick this weekend.  He was my father's twin brother and the last of five brothers.  In spite of the sad circumstances it was good to see cousins that I haven't seen, some as long as 45 years ago.  Somehow we got involved in a conversation about cameras and not printing pictures and I remarked how most of my pictures are not of people but rather nature.  I don't know why that is.  I carry my little Olympus with me all the time.  It probably has something to do with the fact that I don't like having my picture taken.   I'm going to try to change that this year.  (ETA:  I'll be taking more photos of other people, not myself!)

Say cheese!


  1. So sorry to hear about your uncle. It seems that many people I know right now are losing family members. I really hope that isn't a sign, because I don't have very many left.

    Love the fan idea on the card. Plus, there's more, if you call… sorry brain freeze —

    I love the new background: very springy and upbeat. Love all the nature pics. I too don't like to be in front of a camera.

  2. I really like that lacy fan - very clever. And the frost on the windscreen. There's something about huge flocks, isn't there. Sometimes I see a lot of starlings on a nearby green patch, and just stop to watch as they swoop and swirl.
    Most of my pictures are nature too, although I will take people at events, and have a whole album just for family and friends. I believe in printing, too, even these days.

  3. Gorgeous photos and I love the fan idea card! Beautiful!!

    So sorry to hear of your loss Lorraine. I hope you were able to catch up on missed time with loved ones and you all were able to be comforted with fond memories!


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