Thursday, 21 December 2006

She Made her Mark

Well here's my finished design for She Made Her Mark. I designed it in Paint Shop Pro XI. I chose Marie Curie. The background is a colourful suggestion of an X-ray of the centre part of the body. On another layer I added the x-rays of the hands and on the final layer I added a picture of the Nobel Prize which Marie won.

I intend quilting it and adding the letter R (Radium) and P (Polonium) to the quilt design. I will finish it but I think I will be too late for my CD of images to be sent to the USA. I had forgotten about that when I decided to sign up for the challenge. I have been working on the design itself since the challenge was announced but didn't sign up until I was sure I could complete the quilt. Of course I forgot all about the reduced postal service over the Xmas and New Year period. The CD needs to be in the USA by 6th January. Oh! well I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and I suspect it would never have been chosen anyway.

I hope you all have a lovely holiday season with your family. I may have time to post between Christmas and New Year if not A Happy New Year when it comes.


Dianne said...

Hello My Dear
Well the pic lots fabulous wow you are creating some fab stuff with your Pro shop and looks like lots of fun..Well it takes first prize in my opionion... The important thing you do my dear is inspire us all and that makes you a winner...
Have a wonderful holiday you and Norman and will see you soonn..
Big hugs from Canada..

Rayna said...

Carol, this piece is luminous. A visual pleasure. I know about missing deadlines - ack - but there's always another show to enter, isn't there? Happy holidays.

Carol said...

Hi Rayna,

I received an email from a very kind lady in the US saying I could send my digital images to her via email and she would copy them to CD for me and send them off in time for the deadline! I have until 2 January now to finish my quilt.

How blessed am I to be shown such kindness from a complete stranger.

Have a lovely holiday season.


suzanne said...

Well Carol this is a wonderful piece, and Dianne is right about you inspiring those of us that visit your blog or know you,# 1 in our books.
Wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Years.

smarcoux said...

Merry Christmas Carol
I am going to send you an email so if you can check your email that would be great .. nice work by the way.


Carol said...

Hi Carol, Isn't the internet wonderful, that someone on the other side of the world shows such kindness,I feel as if I have made so many friends on line.
I hope you get the quilt finished in time, it looks fabulous.

Tonniece said...

Hi Carol

I'm finally on the puter again. Wow,Wow, Wow. How busy you have been. Just love everything. You have really inspired me to get PSP now. Come the new year you'll have to give me lessons on how to use mine, for I'm going to gift myself with it.

Wishing you and Norman have a great Christmas, and Very Happy New Year.


MargaretR said...

Thanks for your comment on Digital Gran, Carol. I love your blog and notice our interests are very similar. Your Marie Curie image is fantastic.

Carol said...

Thank you ladies. I hope we can continue to share our ideas and gain inspiration from each other throughout 2007 (and beyond).

Tonniece I have missed you. I hope you were just busy with family and friends and not poorly.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone. For Dianne(sing along everyone) "Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Dianne, Happy Birthday to you!

Warm Scottish hugs

Carol said...

Hey Tonniece,

It will be a pleasure to help you get started with your PSP. Let me know when you get it and I will point you in the direction of some tutorials that will help you. You know I am always around to hlp via email.

Have a great day.



Karoda said...

Luminous is what came to my mind also...the Nobel emblem and the skeleton knocks the visual up! What size is it?

Carol said...

Karoda it is 25" x 24". I added the binding and hanging sleeve today. It's finished! I also took the photographs and they are ready to send. I doubt if it will be accepted but the most important part was researching, designing and making it.

I am off to start a very special project - more later.