Sunday, August 16, 2009

Creative mania

This is the first layout I did for the favorite movie challenge at TAAFOMFT but then I got the crazed idea to do the Birdcage (see previous post) so I used that as my DT entry. I have so many "favorite" movies that I could do a maxi book of them - it just depends on my mood. The patterned paper is a piece of lily bee that I won from Scrapjacked and I used an old piece of Autumn Leaves paper as a template to cut the fancy edge.
On Friday I found out that Butterfly Crafts was having a cybercrop this weekend loosely based on movies so I went over there, signed up, and have been doing layouts for their challenges this weekend. the above layout is one I did in which you had to use cardboard as a stamp and then actually use the cardboard in your layout. I took these photos of my nieces when we were in North Carolina. I made the flower based on an idea I saw in the book Fabric Scrapping by Katie Ebben (from the library) and the yo yo is vintage
I finished this watercolor iris on Thursday. I am working on some watercolor exercises and thinking about my next painting.
I signed up for an online class by Vee Jennings - it starts tomorrow and I can hardly wait. Yay!!!!
Our anniversay dinner last night was just fantastic!!! (but the restaurant was almost empty - only 6 couples - it's a combination of the economy and the seasonal nature of where we live - our population doubles (at least) in the winter and it's impossible to go out to dinner and the grocery stores always run out of the specials). I had sea scallops with crimini mushroom ravioli and grilled asparagus as sides, then cafe mocha and homemade buttermilk ice cream for dessert. the server told us that the restaurant would be having a wine tasting with 3 course meal special this coming Tuesday so Dan signed us up - when we got home, the restaurant had already emailed us with the wine list and the menu - all from Argentina - so cool!!!! It should be delicious!!!! SO I have a really busy week next week - working at the book store and gift shop, on Wed going out to lunch and then to the art museum for an exhibit on contemporary quilts, Thurs painting class, and Fri going down to Stuart with a friend for lunch and shopping at a quilt shop and Joannes.
I will try to post some more of my new layouts in a couple of days.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee those LO's and that painting!!! And glad U had a GREAT time for your anniversary!!!!! And how cool that U are going back for the wine tasting!!!! Can't wait to hear about it! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

WOW That watercolor iris is FANTASTIC! You are so talented Chris! Beautiful work all-around!

deana said...

Your LO's are sooooo GREAT! That painting is FANTASTIC! And... your dinner sounded DELICIOUS! Very happy for you that you get to return on Tuesday!

Have fun this week with shopping, lunch, etc & I'll "see you" in class! :-)

Jeanet said...

Wow...that Layout is gorgeous too!!Great design and colors!But I LOVE the birdcage...I can totally relate..watching a movie depends on my mood also!
LOve waht you made for Butterfly painty!Great painting too...admire that..I can't paint at all.
Great your anniversary was wonderful!Hey...and I signed up for Vee's workshop too...that's great!

Lisa T. Howard said...

So I just did a double take. Before I began reading your post I saw the first LO and couldn't figure out how on earth I had missed your fave movie! I could have sworn you had submitted The Bird Cage. It never occurred to me you would have done 2 LOs. LOL! You know I LOVE your bird cage but this is one sweet LO...and I love that movie also! I am equally impressed with you entry for Butterfly Crafts crop contest. I think that was Jocelyn's challenge...right? Great job using the cardboard. It blends perfectly with your stamped art.

Glad to hear you had such a lovely evening and delicious meal with your man! I was drooling and my tummy was growling just reading about what your dining fare. YAY for another evening out so soon!

Hope you enjoy your upcoming painting class. I look forward to seeing more of your lovely paintings...much like the one in this post. Have a great week with all your lovely activities. {hug} L

Jenneke said...

WOW Chris, your layouts are stunning but that watercolor beats it all!! So beautiful!!!! You are so talented, love your work!

Wishing you a busy but wonderful week!


jacque4u2c said...

WOW GIRL!!! You are on talented lady! I just love your creations! I think the birdcage ROCKS!

sarah said...

goodness girl... you are SOOOOOOO super creative. LOVE the layouts, and that iris painting is soooooo amazing! you are so talented.