Sunday, 19 February 2012

Art Piasknownica Recipe #27 and MME Card Sketch and Scrap Therapy LO's

I was so surprised and very happy!

Recipe Challenge
Clean and sterile
First compose a striped title (see the sample in the template box)
add a handful of metal pieces (you can use screws, nails, brads, clock parts, pins etc.)
One definitely dominant colour from the palette (bright one)
and an old useless newspaper.

Here's my interpretation:
I love the red-yellow colour in the example above and tried to keep it to clean lines as much as possible.  It helped to cut out the photo figures of Hannah.

To create the stripe for the alpha, I used newspaper  and a stamp making vertical impressions across the print.  Then drew the letters by hand to cut out.

The metal pieces include the button, circled wire and two tiny clips and two little music note charms

So all the critera is ticked (big smile)


Here's my card based on the sketch:
I've cut out another little banner and 3D-ed it by placing foam tape underneath and placing it almost over the top of the other.

Products used:
Front of card and banner: Lost & Found Madison Ave 'Girlfriends' Lovely Paper
Base of card: Kraft fun day Happy Days 'Patchwork Party' Paper
Glittered pink damask piece: Lost & Found Two Blush 'Favorite' Dance Paper
Button: Lost & Found Rosy 'Love' Buttons
Heart Pin: Miss Caroline Dilly Dally 'Best' Pins & Buttons
Twine: Miss Caroline Howdy Doody 'Like' Twine


Here's a couple of LO's made with My Mind's Eye

This LO kinda 'evolved' (this happens a lot lately)
When I started to create, I had no idea what photo I was going to use, but knew I loved this Lost&Found Breeze 'Fun Day' Today Paper and found some little flowers that I'd had in my stash forever (this are Prima ones- you can use any sort). So laid them all out and stuck them on my background paper
Then started to paint over them with gesso ( you could use any paint)

But once again, started to second guess myself..... needed more flowers! So added more and painted more! :roll: :lol: This felt better! And also laid some Stella and Rose Mabel 'Little Lady' Trim along the bottom to test out how it would look
Finished by sticking down the trim, and finding a photo to match!!! Then added in Lost&Found Breeze 'Precious' Bauble Pom Poms (love this stuff!)
Two little tags Stella and Rose Mabel 'Love' Decorative Tags and twine from 12 Days of Christmas Trims (this packet of trims has fabby bright pink bauble trim in it too!) And the brown glitter Alpha Lost&Found Madison Ave 'Sisters' Glittered Alpha The buttons added to the flowers are kraft Fun Day Happy Days Buttons


I love this little MME Tree label I had for ages  and cut the trunk from (it would really be easy to hand draw and cut out too!)



I flipped it upside down, and it did kinda take off with a mind of its own... but I loved being inspired by the sketch as it gave me a great starting point! I tried to make a swing - I think it looks like one if you twist your mouth sideways you can see it (LOL) :lol:
I started with Lost and Found Market Street Love 'Beautiful' Glittered Die Cut Paper but  didnt want the scalloped edges so used a craft knife and cut the centre out. I'll use that scalloped edge in another project!
Using the 'Roses' Paper from Life Stories Day 258 Paper and Accessories Kit, cut it to size just a bit bigger than the Glittered Die Cut paper. I also cut out the centre of the Roses paper so I could use a bit of it later on.

I rounded the corners to match as well and really liked this look

Using a flower punch, punched out a few flowers of the 'Roses' paper.

In the centre of each flower I placed a brad:
MME have so many fabulous decorative brad packets in their ranges

I've hung a little heart trinket off one of the flowers Stella and Rose Mabel 'Love' Trinkets And the little label stickers acting as strip journaling are Stella and Rose Hattie 'Happy' Label Stickers and the little punched out hearts areStella and Rose Mabel 'Little Lady' Paper (reverse side)


Lastly,its been a massive week or so at work and just after finishing today, Hannah and Paige (they worked for me today too) and I were so hot, the weather is beautiful - so we made the snap decision to go to Stanley - a beautiful seaside town here in Tasmania and stay for the night.  We have a late check out in the morning (very big smile)  Dh couldnt come as he had work to do at the farm.

We spent the afternoon swimming at the beach and chilling out completely.

Just chatting to each other.... as they do....

on the little front veranda... 


Oh and just before I sign off completely...
check out
DearPearl Vintage
So many beautiful things in her etsy!



Jenny said...

WOW and WOW Mandy... I love your layout... the background color is fabulous... and so cool that you cut the images of Hannah out... looks brilliant... especially the way they are positioned... and your card is gorgeous... love the 3D banner...

Jenny x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Mandy, I am awestruck and spellbound once again by your creativity ! If i could have just an ounce of your talent i would be overjoyed !!Both card and layout are fabulous and the 3d effect on both just take them onto another level. Love the gorgeous papers and colours and the cut outs of Hannah are terrific


Pia said...

wow so beautiful work, love the colors and great details
hugs Pia

Julie said...

just stunning missy love them both

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love both of these Mandy!! I loveeeeee the silhouette photos and the stitching on your lo!! You always amaze me!! GORGEOUS!!

Lean said...

Lovely page and card i like how you made the title at your page.

Channa said...

Hi mandy! Both card and layout are gorgeous. Love the layout because it so well thought out, pictures with the embellishments and the card is gorgeous because of the colors and 3d effect. Great work!!! Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. Give me a smile when i read it!!

Adriana B said...

wow fab layout love it :)

yyam said... clever Mandy! Love the cut-out photos, the title work with the cute little charms and the stitching! A lot of punch with that background colour too! And love your sweet card!!! :)

Happy week ahead! :)

коротич дарья said...

I love how you are not afraid of doing EVERYTHING with paper! all them are so cool I just can't say

Lizzy Hill said...

How do you think these ideas up? LOVE how you've used the wire, ADORE that button & the alpha's are could sell those if you could stand all the fussy cutting...looks like you've done your fill of that here:):):) Gorgeous LO & card...BTW thanx for your lovely comments on mine:):)

Heather Jacob said...

wow o wow !!!! a stunning masterpiece !!!! lovvvveeeeeee it ... and the card is awesome too .. hugz x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH wow, I LOVE that layout, it is fun and unique!!!
And a lovely card too!

sandi said...

Wow! Wonderful creations! That lo is absolutely fantastic!

Sandra said...

awesome card and layout Mandy! I love all the details :)

Dora said...

That lo is just stunning and the card wow I love it!

phillipa said...

Love what you have done with this layout and the card is truly lovely. Thank you for visiting my blog too!!

Sue Althouse said...

That first one is quite a challenge, but you rocked it! Lovely card, too!

Rachael Funnell said...

Both layout & Card are FAN FAB U LAS.....
How AWESOME are the photos & the Stitching on your Layout!!!!