Saturday, 25 February 2012

Let's Get Shabby Challenge #32 and Scrap Therapy LO's

Challenge #32 criteria is up..
its all about
Hearts and Strawberries...

You can find the detail to the challenge and the wonderful DT's examples

For my example:
I was given this gorgeous vintage German book by the lovely Gladie (Norway) a couple of Christmases ago.
It was published in 1911 and is about Drama

I've painted with gesso, though, keeping a lot of the gorgeous font visable, and added my little strawberries and hearts.   I just love the quote - perfect for this little book!

THe way it is set out with the beautiful fonts used in the book - ah.. its just special!
I'm really happy to be using it for this project and the criteria fit so well

Here's the cover, and I'm really unsure as to whether to alter it or not...
I'm thinking I love it just the way it is!

I'm really looking foward to filling this little book up!

We can wait to see  your projects for this challenge!


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!



sandi said...

Fabulous creations! That book looks awesome! Love what you did with the flowers.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awesome projects Mandy!! I loveeeee how you did the flowers on the second one!! And great vacay pics!

ann said...

Wonderful creations and I love the book you are altering and yes I love that quote so true xx

Lizzy Hill said...

The best breaks are snap ones, I reckon...least Tassy's small enough to go somewhere that's not too distant, too...LOVE the flower power LO...& how you're using gesso ATM... great photo of the girls from behind. Make a good page:):):) Hope next week is not so busy for you:):)
...looking forward to more 'drama' book pages, too..must say, strawberries seem hard for me. Must put on the thinking cap!!

Jenny said...

Lurve the beach pics Mandy... Stanley looks so gorgeous... I might have to add visiting there to my wish list:))
and I LOVE your vintage book... the cover is so beautiful... I wouldn't want to cover it either... at most, perhaps one vintage image... so wonderful how you altered it inside... and per usual, your layouts are divine...

Happy Sunday...
Jenny x

Jasmine S said...

Ohh that book is just stunning and you have used it perfectly, not covering too much of it.
And love the tutorial for the flowers. I have some flowers that are unusual colors and this idea would be perfect to finally use them up.
You are always full of fabulous ideas.

Adriana B said...

wow awesome projects, you have been very very busy...
love the book journal,,,,fantastic
love the layouts with the flowers, great design...super them all :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your projects Mandy!
So inspiring...

Thank You!!

Lizzy Hill said...

...& I had on pink PJ's which probably were giving the sky its pink hue, come to think of it:):)heeheehee...yeah, I was pretty impressed. Worth getting out of bed for:)

Gladie said...

Wow, your work is stunning as always! Love, love, love what you've done with the book - you make it shine! :))) I'm busy with schoolwork this year, haven't been scrapping for ages. Spring is on it's way here in Norway, still some snow and more to come, but it's getting lighter every day. :) Love your wonderful photos. :))) Hugs, Irene

glorygirl said...

Loooooooove the altered book. Beautiful!

Dani Cristina said...

Eu adorei as páginas e os tutoriais
obrigada por compartilhar.
Muito lindo sempre.:)

Angela Weimer said...

Some fabulous projects! Especially love the In the woods layout. What a great technique with the flowers. love it. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

home & hobbies said...

I love the 'woods' layout and that you have pics of how you did it, awesome. And I may have a go at the hearts & strawberies challenge. That vintage book is so lovely too.,

коротич дарья said...

i love In the woods and the book-surprise, actually when I've seen the book I've had a kind of little girl filling, I dont know how to describe it but its cool)))

Irini said...

What can I say I love your layouts and techniques I have been wanting to do the same thing with the same stash of flowers I have hidden away somewhere!!...thanks you again for such gorgeous inspiration!...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That book is going to be SO PRETTY when it is done!!!
Lots of gorgeous layout too!