Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Q..." a family trivia project!



The current Created by Hand challenge is to play with one letter. The current Crazy Amigo challenge is to use colour. I stamped this huge chipboard letter with Quietfire Design flourish stamps, clear embossed it, then oversprayed it with three different colours of Ecoline Watercolour Ink, one which I mixed with a little Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium. Then I ironed off the clear embossing powder, and used the letter as a frame. The first image shows a friends' parents, the Quins, in their wedding photo on February 11th., 1950, and the second image shows a photo of their daughter Lesley's sailboat, named the "SeaQuin," which docks in and sails out of Victoria British Columbia. The photo I used was originally in colour, but I changed it to sepia in Photoshop, to pick up the colours of the chipboard frame. Lesley has been a friend of mine for thirty-five years, since we suffered (marginally successfully) through basic military training together in 1973. She's also godmother to my son Michael. This was such a FUN project to do, and it's nice to be able to figure out other uses for all those chipboard letters in my stash!



25 comments:

Femmy said...

what a great idea!! fantastic!!

Rein said...

What a wonderful Q !

vintage wil said...

wow this is fabulous!
great idea.

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG stunning work.
Love them.

Anneke said...

this is such a lovely family portrait.
love the frame

Ozstuff said...

So elegant and beautiful. I LOVE that "Q".

indybev said...

What very clever use of those Q's! Sounds fairly labor intensive, but the end result is worth it! Beautiful.

sija said...

Great idea!

Virginia said...

Stunning..beautiful piece!!!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful and very clever. Great ideas as picture frames.

stamp and scrape said...

What a fabulous use of the letter Q - very original, and very special too.
Ros

Anne said...

Very nice! I love the name of the boat! The "SeaQuin"! How cute! :-)

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Gorgeous Q card!

Quietfire Style said...

This is drop-dead gorgeous Deborah! simply stunning! Thanks so much for taking the challenge - see? it wasn't so bad! lol!

Kelly said...

gorgeous!

Buffy said...

Wow so beautiful. Love how you made the letter into a frame. Great take on the challenge.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful!

hastingshall2 said...

Deborah, this is so gorgeous. Love the way you used the Q.

Kris Dickinson said...

Fantastic idea and very beautiful too!

Yogi said...

Gorgeous and a great idea.

Shelly Hickox said...

Wow, this is so cool! Love the idea.

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous!

Silvia said...

Looks fantastic.

Janny said...

Super!

Shirley said...

What elegant memory keepers!