Button (& Baby) (No surprise there eh!!!!) I do LOVE my buttons!!
I've filled one of my cubbies with.... My (distressed with inks) French dictionary text (with my word 'button' and definition highlighted) Bottle of buttons ...more vintage buttons! vintage baby pic and more fench dictionary definition 'baby' in an idealogy fragment tape measure and a B type key embellie. -oOo- It's week 13, So that means we are now half way through the Alpha Dictionary challenge! So I thought I would show you all a sneaky peek of what my tray is looking like at this half-way stage....
Off to take a peek now to see what everyone else is doing with the letter 'B'.
You have to Choose a piece of shabby chic china/porcelain dinnerware etc... for example : a teacup, dinner plate, teapot.
It could be your own, or a photo off the internet.
Then be inspired to recreate the pattern/image of that piece into your own artwork with a LO, card etc...
I chose this shabby tea set for inspiration.
So for my DT piece this month...
this is what it inspired me to create...
I was inspired by the colours and the floral pattern of the pink roses. The pics are of two of my boys and my two nieces taken when they were little'uns (they are all in their twenties now!!) getting ready for a little tea party in nan's garden.
from my old dictionary Just like last week...where my Printers Tray only has 24 compartments....I also added this weeks challenge outside of the cubbies.... -oOo-
I've altered another microscope slide with a vintage image and my dictionary word and definition in the background. I've created a little umbrella from velvet, lace, wire and ribbon and added a little lacy butterfly. -oOo-
Off to take a peek now to see what everyone else is doing with the letter 'U'.
I got some lovely new Scrapbook papers last Christmas..
and they are a lot brighter than I usually play with!!
I've been a little scared to attempt to scrap with them!!
So I decided to share some papers with my cousin Kerry and her mum (my Auntie Joan) and hopefully inspire me to get out of my colour comfort zones!!
...We decided to do another scrappy challenge .
Using a similar photo of the 4 McCarthy Sisters (Kerry's mum, my mum and my 2 other Aunties)
Using these 3 double sided bright and breezy papers...
and my challenge was to add at least one button and some stitching....
Now I couldn't just add 1 button could I...so there is 4 on my page!!
here is my Layout....
Now it's a little too busy for my liking...but they may be due to my phobia of vibrant colour!!...I've added red lace, some bunting, buttons, stitching, bull-dog clip, Prima flowers,TH metal saying, wooden heart charm, washi tape, bakers twine and paper clip.
..and here is my Auntie Joan's lovely version....
Love the Title, flower cluster (with buttons), stitching and bunting... You did a fabby job Auntie Joan :) -oOo-
... and this is Cousin Kerry's take on our little family challenge.
Another amazing page. Love how Kerry has stitched the title, layered the papers and embellies... and the little tag made out of the scrapbook paper is inspired. -oOo- I LOVE seeing what we all did with the same papers... Thanks for another great challenge!
The Craft Barn ...and there is a little twist this week... you have to choose a word between FE and FR
I chose the word
from two of my old dictionaries
Now...my Printers Tray only has 24 compartments....so at some point I knew I would have to add a couple of extra challenges outside of the cubbies....so I've decided to do that this week with my letter 'F' -oOo-
I've altered a microscope slide with a vintage image of my little female (photo transfer method using modge podge) and my dictionary word and definition in the background. I've given her some legs, wing, lacy skirt, 'f' alpha part and a little flower for her hair.....because my dictionary page was behind everything in my challenge.... I decided to add another dictionary snippet to the exterior (on the lace) from my French dictionary.
Off to take a peek now to see what everyone else is doing with the letter 'F'.