Saturday, February 04, 2012

tragic love story

Do you have a favorite line of paper or stamps, one you
know you will almost always immediately love whenever they
introduce a new line? That's how I've felt about Basic Grey
for years (yes,we have an ongoing relationship), so you can
imagine how pleased I was to be invited to guest design for
Basic Grey Challenges this month.

The theme this fortnight is LOVE, and I happened to have a
heart shaped candy box just begging to be altered:

Grape Fizz and S.W.A.K Fusion papers, some vintage
trim, silk flowers, inks, crayons, my grandma's violet
handkerchief (yes, that really was grandma's), a

vintage calling card, envie, and ticket (that one
really is old), and a not-vintage cameo. The lace
is spray painted violet.

Here's the tragic part: I finished taking pictures,
and went to hang the heart on the wall. BUT I had forgotten
to finish securing the ribbon hanger to the back, it was
only glue dotted on . . . you can probably see where this
is going. Had just hung it on the wall, was still standing
there looking at it, and WHAM, it fell to the floor, exploding
vintage bits and silk flowers everywhere. My daughter was in
the room, and started laughing herself silly--apparently I was
making one heck of a surprised face!

On a happier note, as always, Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring
the challenge, so you not only have the opportunity to make a
lovely love piece just in time for Valentine's Day, but the
chance at a $25 store voucher--sweet!


Some more love-ly challenges:
Di's Digi Designs--Valentines
My Sheri Crafts--Love is in the air
One Stop Craft Challenge--for the one I love
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle--die cut or punch
Squiggles and Giggles--all loved up
Gingersnap Creations--use up some of your favorite
designer paper stash


Lynne Moncrieff said...

Oh Trishia, you will certainly make sure that never happens again!!!!
The heart shape box was certainly ripe for altering and love the authentic vibe to the end result, so Victorian in its appearance.

trisha too said...

You are SO right, Lynne--I will always double check from now on!!


littlethings1 said...

ouch , that is tragic , after all the work you did ! It is wonderful , I love the card on the front holding the forget me nots !!

trisha too said...

Me too, Eunice--I think that's my favorite part. I forgot I even had it, but was going through a box of ephemera we found at an estate sale this summer, and there it was! The little envie was with it, too.


Vicki Romaine said...

It is a shame that happened but I am glad you had taken te pictures and have shared. This is a beautiful piece.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Trisha! I am so sorry you dropped it; that is the kind of thing I would do,Lucy x

MIE(Mieko) said...

A gorgeous creation!
Thanks for the comment. We celebrate Valentine's Day. We present chocolate to friends and boyfriend. Hugs Mieko xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Yikes- aren't you glad you took a pic before you hung it up? Your heart is beautiful! Congrats on the guest DT spot!

ShelbyWoo said...

Love all the details! Thanks for sharing with us over at My Sheri Crafts!

Rica said...

This is an absolutely delightful creation. You have many beautiful details and embellished perfectly.
Eeeek - then dropped it!!!! I thought I was the only person to did such things - I do hope you manage to retrieve it.
Happy you are're joining with us this at BG week month.
Heather xx

Sharon said...

Trisha this is just gorgeous!!!

Karen McAlpine said...

Thank goodness you already had the photos taken! Your heart box is really a sweet treat!

Sandra's Spot said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I do hope you managed to assemble it all again. Sandra XXX

trisha too said...

Thank you for the kind words, everyone--it's not back together yet, all the pieces are in the box, and every time I pass it, I just roll my eyes and think, "Oh, brother, I can't believe I did that!!"


Michele said...

thank goodness you had taken the pictures first! how awful if you hadn't even been able to document the beautiful thing you'd made! well it is a sad tale but you are so very talented and i know you'll make something else wonderful. xo

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh No this really is a tragic Love story. I do hope your able to put it back together. Your Valentine box is
(was) very beautiful and will be again soon!
Hugs Lynn

Marjie Kemper said...

First, big time CONGRATULATIONS on your guesting spot at Basic Grey. That's fantastic!

Second... love your project. SO many beautiful components!

Third... Oh, Honey! How absolutely dreadful. I admire your ability to laugh... that's wonderful!

Marjie Kemper said...

Me again with a heads up - your link is broken above

trisha too said...

Thanks, Marjie!


Gerri Herbst said...

This is incredible...I just adore it. Your choice of 3d items is just beautiful!So sorry it exploded!take care, gerri

Heidi said...

This is so beautiful, hope you managed to repair it though after its unfortunate fall. thanks for sharing it with us at squiggles.hugs heidi x

Shelly said...

Great project, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Digi Designs Challenge. Shelly ;

Wilma Z said...

Great project, love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love your lovely project! Thanks for joining us this week at SSDS. Good luck in winning!

Just A Pac Rat

IMGIRL said...

Just stopping by for a peek!
Beautiful work~*

Come visit!

Miss Sue said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at My Sherri Crafts.