Monday, July 27, 2009

Sum sum summer challenges

I did this layout for the Kiddielit challenge and for the Creative Therapy challenge. I painted watercolor paper with 2 colors of acrylic paint applied with a piece of cardboard, scribbled with an oil pastel, and then added whatever came to hand and mind. The quote is from Charlotte's Web and I just added my own journaling below it.
this layout is for Let's Get Shabby - challenge was to use gingham and floral. The fabrics are a mix of vintage and new, and amazingly, I sewed them on! the photo is of me many many years ago up at Lake Okabogee (sp?) in northern Iowa.
I also completed two more layouts but they are DT work so I can't show them yet. I am feeling super inspired by some of the layouts I have seen lately on SIS and other websites, and trying to take advantage of that feeling and create a bunch.

Thanks a bunch for reading my blog!

13 comments:

Chimene said...

What a great page!!! Love all the fabric and tulle!!! Beautiful!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby:)
xxxx
Chimene

Jenneke said...

Beautiful layout! Love the different pieces of fabric!! Great colors!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Shabby!!

Arby said...

Lovely..... Great idea with the fabrics! And the tulle!! Well done!

Julie said...

This looks great. love the mix of fabrics. Thanks for playing along with us at shabby.

mandysea said...

I love the idea of fabric swatches all sewn together!! This is a gorgeous LO!
Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby!

deana said...

Those LO's are BOTH so incredibly inspiring... WOW! You are just so creative, Chris! :-)

Deb said...

Beautiful layout. I love your mix and match fabrics and a touch of tulle. Lovely.

Krissy C said...

Beautiful work!The fabric looks great :)

Krissy xx

Lisa T. Howard said...

Oh Chris! These are true works of art. Of course, I say that about all your LO's! LOL! I adore your fabric choices on the Shabby LO! Incredible!!!

BTW, hope the blogger/photo info helped. There may be another way to do it, but that's the route I take. Hugs, L.

Amy Muffoletto said...

Wow your layouts are so beautiful.... I love the background of the first one... It really looks like a piece of wood and I love the fabric in the second one. Great way to layer it!!!! So inspiring!!!!

Hilde Janbroers said...

what a great idea using all those fabric! thanks for playing along!

Kerryn said...

Beautiful page, love all the fabric!

Maria said...

Wat a gorgeous layout. Love the fabrics you used.
Maria