Saturday, 22 December 2012

51 - CSI Challenge. Diva

I love pink and blue together and have been waiting for these colours to come up in the challenge to do justice the this photo and this story. I know it's a busy time of the year for most of us, but if you are at a loose end, why not test your mettle with these gorgeous colours.....we'd love to see you over at CSI.

 and a couple of close ups


Something Metal - the butterfly

Circular Objects - the buttons
Rhinestones - in the flower centre
Pearls - in the flower centres
Something filigree - Border punches 

I used the inspiration words Best, and Decorate to kick start the story.

These little two girls were dressed in their best outfits by their Mother, ready to attend their Aunt’s wedding. They wore blue woolen pleated skirts and hand knitted pink twinsets. The celebration was a rare and exciting occasion and the smallest girl had set her heart on wearing the matching blue hat; the one decorated with the gorgeous pink, organza roses.  

Imagine her surprise when her big sister was given that beautiful creation and she was relegated to wear the brown one, with tiny yellow stitched blooms.

She flopped to the floor in anguish, kicking and screaming in despair.   The brown hat didn’t match her outfit; why couldn’t her big sister wear the brown one?  Why did she have to look like a twit in the ugly brown hat?  

Despite much coaxing and cajoling by her Mother, followed eventually by a smart crack around the legs, she sobbed inconsolably on the floor.  Her Mother tied the hat on her head and showed her how pretty she looked in the mirror, but she just bawled, pulled the offending article off and stamped on it.  By this time, her usually serene Mother lost her patience and called in the cavalry. 

Her Father loomed large in the room, wielding his razor strop.  Accepting her defeat, she donned the ghastly head wear and ‘harrumphed’ out to the car.   This photo, taken after the wedding, clearly demonstrates how long her grumpy mood lasted.

When I reflect on this tantrum now, I am surprised about my temerity. We were never allowed to defy our parents and were usually compliant in all things.  The fact that I had such a spectacular tantrum over something seemingly trivial, appears outrageous to my adult self, but I still won’t wear brown and my favourite colour is still blue.  Obviously, all these decades later, I’ve been healed of the wounding to my five year old psyche.  10/12/12

TFL and for any comments you may care to leave.  I appreciate you dropping in to say Gidday.

Bazzil cardstock - Pink
Pink Anna Griffin - Patterned Paper AG 1739
Coredinations - white wash collection, Cellar door
Martha Stewart Punch - Deco Fans
Martha Stewart Punch - Doily Lace Trim, deep edger border
Scrap Matts - Oval Frame
Prima - flowers
Prima - Say it with crystals
Kaiser craft - flowers
Spotlight - flowers
Spotlight - Buttons
Kaisercraft - Pearls
Bella - Chipboard, alphas
Adorn it - Carolees’s creations, alphas, Outdoor Green
Crafterw Workshop Stencil - Cherry Blossom
Derivan Impasto -  Texture Paste
Prima ink - Blue jay
Cheery Lyn Die - Fanciful Flourish

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful colours and delicate punching, love it & great story telling & that is a fabulous photo!
    Mary x