Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sept. Creative Images Meeting, Part Two

Last night we turned in our cigar box challenges and the votes are in.  I will post the winners last.  First up, Connie’s red “She” girl.  Again, I rotated this picture, but blogger wants it sideways.  Grrrr.  I tried it three times and it finally went right.


Next, Pam’s tea pot decorated cigar box.  Her nine-year old niece collects tea pots and this will be her treasure box.


Holly covered her box with birds and a big yellow rose.


Jeannie was finishing up her “music” box right up until the last minute.


My box will be filled with greeting cards and given to some deserving person who shall remain nameless.  I’ll do a separate post on how I made this box, because I can!  LOL


Herman put together this Japanese shrine, complete with the Rising Sun and a candle.  I don’t want to tell you how many times it took me to get this right side up!


Dani made this box with metal flowers and clocks on it.


Here’s Linda’s marvelous merry go round/zoo box.  I think she should have at least got Honorable Mention.


Check out Linda’s tight-rope walking elephant, hula-hooping giraffe, et al.  Some grandchild will love this box!


And the winners are . . .!

Lona got third prize for her challenge box full of love letters.  In the bottom right of the base, it says “A Box of Memories, A Lifetime of Love.” 

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Therese made this second prize challenge, “It’s All About the Shoes.”  Love the ruby slippers on the bottom!

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Last but not least, here is the first prize winner in our challenge, Nancy’s beautifully antiqued box, with lovely brass feet, key and flowers.  Definitely look at this up close to see the details.


Just to show I figured it out, here’s Pam’s project sample right side up.  Not the way it is saved in Photo Shop, but here it is.


That’s it for now.  Thanks for stopping by. Comments always welcome.

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September Creative Images Meeting, Part One

We had a great turnout last night.  Members who couldn’t even attend sent in their exchange cards (theme of Autumn/Fall) and their challenge projects.  Pam couldn’t attend because of a family wedding in Wisconsin, but she even managed to do the project care of Therese.  Multi-tasking, anyone?  So many brought in or had delivered exchange cards, a whopping 16!, along with eleven ladies (and a gentleman) bringing in their cigar box challenge, that I am dividing this into two posts.  First, the exchange cards.  Once again, some are side by side.  sigh  Click on any pic to see details, then “back” to return.

First is a lovely water colored basket of pumpkins by Therese.


Connie colored this happy doggie in a leaf pile.  I can practically smell the leaves!


Dani made this bright leaf card with some DSP, I think.  The next pic is the inside of Dani’s card.

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This is Ella’s nicely water colored pumpkin.


Herman made this lovely card with a wheat pattern and a nice sentiment inside which I forget.


On the left is Holly’s lovely shaded card with a die cut fern.  On the right is Janet’s butterfly with buttons.

Ex-Holly Ex-Janet

Here’s Janice’s colored Fall Fun card.   I got this cute little witch in the exchange.


Jeannie’s Happy Fall card is on the left and my Thanksgiving card with fussy-cut pheasant on the right.  Wow, camera colors are weird.  Ribbon on my card is chocolate chip, not purple!

Ex-Jeannie Ex-Kathy

Linda made this lovely Japanese Maple card.


On the left is Lona’s wheat card with a harvest moon.  On the right is Pam’s center-step cat tails.

Ex-Lona Ex-Pam

Janet brought in Patty’s layered lovely leaves.


Rosie brought this lovely panel card.


Tange made this leaf collage with a great quote by Winston Churchill.


I’ll finish off this post with Pam’s project sample, a center-step card.  Thanks, Pam, for doing this when you had no time to do it!  I rotated this card and saved it right side up, but stupid blogger wants to put it in sideways.  Hmmmm!  Well, I got it off Connie’s e-mail, resized it again and rotated it, again, and blogger still posted it sideways.  It’s a mystery!

Pam's Project sample

That’s it for now.  Thanks for stopping by. Comments always welcome.

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