Monday, May 23, 2011

Aunt Anna Mary and Uncle Tony (CKC minichallenge #3)

The Counterfeit Kit Club has issued a Mini-Challenge to go with this month's kit.  The challenge (see post here) is to start with an embellishment and plan a card or layout around it.  I started with this pair of chipboard embellishments from my counterfeit kit:
They inspired me to take out my circle cutter and create a round embellishment for the Houston Memory card (see explanation here) at the top of my post.  The design was so elegant that I decided to write about my Aunt Anna Mary and Uncle Tony (Anthony).   My mom adored her oldest brother - my Uncle Tony - and I have a layout planned for him to be completed soon.  Here's a picture of how I remember them:
Inside the card I wrote, "Aunt Anna Mary and Uncle Tony were the oldest of my aunts and uncles.  They were always very sophisticated - he was dapper and she was elegant.  I remember she made beautiful porcelain dolls that she would turn into lamps. She gave us one with a purple dress and black hair."
I had a lot of fun starting with an embellishment and using that as an inspiration.  Do you ever do that? 

13 comments:

Amy said...

Oooh, I think I can comment - this is the first in a while!

Anyway, I often work around a paper choice or a colour choice, maybe not an embellishment - sometimes - I think it is good to mix things up a bit and change the process, keeps it all fun! :-)

Mary B said...

I've never done that but it sounds a good idea, think I may well try it.

helena said...

I sometimes start with a wordart piece.

Another great card - love the word 'dapper' I too had a great uncle who was dapper

scrappyjacky said...

I don't think I've ever started with an embellishment....it's something to think about.

Sian said...

I start with an embellsihment I love quite often, usually it's a favourite piece from a kit.

These two certainly are an elegant couple and I am loving your family stories. A lot.

Karen said...

I've loved catching up with your blog this morning. I was particularly interested in your summer reading list. The Hummingbird's Daughter is definitely on my list. Two friends have finished it and loved it. I have a book review post planned, but am having trouble finding the time to get the blogging done. I took 1100 photos on our trip and am going through them to find the ones I want to edit. It's taking a while. I'm also trying to do a bit of crafting every day as I missed that while I was away.

laurie said...

you have great vision to start with an embellishment and create a whole piece around it! i love the old photos you share - your aunt and uncle look so happy.

mytwoandras said...

I like the memory cards. No picture required and they tell your story. Great idea.

Ginger said...

I cannot say that I start with embellies it's usually a patterned piece of paper. I have a hard time remembering stories from so long ago but I enjoy the ones you are telling about your aunts & uncles :)

ms.schwiet said...

The fan is adorable

A Creative Operation said...

Great job!

S said...

Very visually pleasing mix of elements on your card - well done.

Tara O said...

Love this card...well done!