Sunday, October 17, 2010

Grandmother's Antique Fan - MMSC75

What a beautiful weekend we've had here in SE Michigan. I've spent most of my weekend with my Grandmother who was here from Georgia visiting.  She's 90 years old and will run any of us down with her energy and stamina.  I spent two days shopping with her and she was like the Energizer bunny - kept going and going and going!  I wore out before she ever would!  But it was a wonderful time and I thank God for every day that he continues to give us with her.

So that brings me to my card today for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge MMSC75. I was inspired to use this wonderful fan image from Priscilla Styles digi store for the card. 

With the focus on family and memories this weekend, this image brought to mind my other grandmother who was a collector of antique fans.  She had some of most exquisite fans - some so old and fragile that they were specially framed to preserve their beauty.  As a kid, I imagined myself using those fans at a grand ball - flittering them around my face!  She had all kinds that she collected from her extensive travels to unique places - beautifully handpainted fans, jeweled ones and some of them had lace on them, as I have done here on Priscilla's image.

If this were one of my grandmother's vintage fans, I imagine it would be of the finest silk fabric, fragile of age and and a beauty to behold.  Thanks, Priscilla, for this wonderful image that floods my mind today with precious memories of my special grandmother.  And thanks to all of you card crafters for strolling with me down memory lane!

All the best,
Stamps - Priscilla Styles "Victorian Rose Fan" digital stamp
Paper - My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary", SU Sage Shadow, Soft Suede
Ink - Copic markers
Accessories - Spellbinders Labels 14 Nestabilities dies, TPC Studio "Ancestral" pearl and jewel brads, SU Lace, Sakura glitter gel pen


pam124 said...

Oh my, Sharon, I just saw this upload and it is breathtaking to another level outside this galaxy!! LOL!! I'm in love with your use of Priscilla's digi fan image. It has been glammed up to the hilt. She will be so pleased with your presentation of her image. The lace, brads, colors, coloring - it's all OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Or, did I already say that??? I'm behind on comments, but just happened to catch yours on the list!! HUGS!

Mary Duffek said...

Beautiful coloring and layout. Awesome job.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Sharon, your memories are as beautiful as your card! What wonderful memories and your write up was so well done, I could visualize you fanning yourself as a young girl while your grandmother smiled at you!!
Beautiful creation and I LOVE the addition of lace! GORGEOUS!

Heide said...

What a lovely story and it goes with a lovely card! Beautiful work!

marsha said...

Ooh Sharon, this is just yummy! I love your gorgeous colors, the papers are beautiful and love all the lace and pearls! You have really showcased Priscilla's fan! Thanks for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and hope you will join us again next week for another exciting challenge!

Priscilla said...

OMG GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!! I am just floored with this beauty...WOW!!Love your card it is FANTASTIC. I appreciate you using my image and you have sure done a fabulous job. Great take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
MMSC Hostess

Primitive Paper said...

Sharon, this is just a stunning work of art! I love the colors you have chosen. Looks like grandma's wallpaper and it really takes you back to yesteryear. As always, your photo staging just enhances the beauty of your already glorious card. I just have one question...would you want to sell this one? Thanks for joining us over a MMSC. Blessings, Tracy--Midnight Madness Design Team Member

Lovely Linda said...

Oh Sharon - this is juts divine! I love the way you have used this image and the treasured memories it has given you! I had a very special Nana who could outrun us all - she passed away at 93 and is still very much in our hearts - she would have LOVED your fan! Your details are divine and so well done! What a great take on the sketch - I am loving this!! We are glad you could join us for this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a lovely Card. You have shown off Priscilla's digitals beautifully. They go wonderfully well with your dp! What a great take on the sketch challenge. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
I also have blog candy if you are interested.

Valerie said...

Very pretty! I love the vintage feel of your card.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Sharon!
This is gorgeous! You really have made Priscillas fan look it's very best! Love all the laces

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card sharon, great colouring of the fan and I love that lace you have addid too.

greetings karin