Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Winning Treasury #172

Some words from Andrea...

Martha, thank you so much for choosing my treasury and giving me this fabulous experience! Well, it was fabulous....right up to the point of having to choose. This is an exceptional challenge full of talented curators and picking a winner was as difficult as everyone says.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated. It was a truly wonderful treat to see my item in some of the best treasuries I have ever seen. There was not one treasury created that I didn't connect with in some way. It might sound silly but I actually cried, laughed, sighed and gasped while viewing these amazing creations.

One of the best things about this experience was the amount of beautiful art featured in the treasuries this week. A joy to see! The most surprising thing was the range of themes created! I also enjoyed the plethora of cats featured :)

Before I move on to the winner I would also like to thank the leaders of the team for all their hard work. This challenge would not remain so exceptional without their efforts.

I chose life as art made by Lori of ModGenesDesigns as the winner this week . I think it's gorgeous beyond words. I've studied this treasury for ages and still can't see how Lori blended the four lives depicted into such a cohesive, beautiful whole. I also loved the vintage French feel which fit perfectly with the inspiration item. Mostly though I was inspired by it. Inspired to live a beautiful, artful life. Thank you Lori and congratulations! I hope you enjoy your week :)

life as art by ModGenesDesigns

Garland of Stones, Neckpiece in Ecru and Orange Jade, Black Onyx Faceted, Black Small Bead, Burgundy Small Bead, Silver Indian, 2 Red Stones - BUTCHERSBROOM
Greek blue door. "I love greece" fine art print photography - CoinBleu
Antique Kodak Camera,  Eastman Kodak 2-C Autographic Junior Folding Camera, Industrial Vintage Man Cave Home Decor - NostalgicWarehouse
Bicycle Photography, Travel, Bicycle, Flowers, France, Teal Blue, 8x10, "Bike In Pujols" - photogodfrey
Found Poetry, Altered Book  Think, You Belonged to the Tribe - 88editions
Golden Versailles Window Photograph, Paris Photography, Paris Decor, Gold Morning Sunlight, Paris Travel Decor - Morning - MelanieAlexandra
1950s Renoir Matisse Artists Palette Jewelry Set - DotStitch
Dangle Rose Earrings, Metal Rose Jewelry, Woodland Wedding Jewelry, For Women J103-11 - raelwear
Dressmaker Dress Form Photography, Vintage Inspired Still Life Photograph, Pale Blue Cream White, Abandoned Urban Decay Photograp - JillianAudreyDesigns
Floral Still Life Photography, Valentine Love Teal Floral, Dreamy Teal Aqua Roses Wall Decor, Romantic Cottage Pink Aqua Floral Wall Art - KathyFornal
California Poems Scarf - leahgoren
copper rose - rustic wedding - garden - table art - indoor outdoor - brass bronze - hand forged - welded - hand hammered - nature - upcycled - BlissFarmsDryGoods
Navy Blue Taffeta Dress - 13threads
Vintage Artist Brayer/Ink Roller/Artist/Industrial Decor/Shabby Chic Decor - MarchHareMade
The key to my heart. Pink and blue french door. 8" x 12". 20 x 30cm. Valentines day. fine art print photography - CoinBleu
Vintage Wiss Florist Scissors - Flower Shears - shavingkitsuppplies

Congrats to Lori!  She will be choosing the inspiration item for Challenge #173 from her shop ModGeneDesigns.  She'll also be judging the Challenge.  Check the team discussion page for a "Laying Odds" thread to make suggestions / predictions on the inspiration item.  We only have today to help choose the item, so please be sure to pop in.

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