Thursday, 25 June 2009

Twin 1st Birthdays, ATC and 4 lo's, Yes 4!! LOL

Ok so here I am, I know it's been a few days but I got so into the Cyber Crop on SATC Forum.

The first layout was done for the 50's challenge by the lovely Sarah C. Our inspiration was 2 pictures the first of a 50's checkered floor diner and the other a diner menu again with the checkered look, so I decided that would be my main idea. I had never paper weaved before but thought I would give it a go weaving 2 sheets of bazzil to get my checkered floor feel, it seemed to work well. The only other stipulation was to ensure that you used a minimum of 3 photo's and I used 4. I had great fun doing this challenge.

18th CENTURY CHIC challenge by the fabby Karen.
This was one of my fav challenges, we had to think 18th century France, Marie Antoinette etc. I used a picture of my Great Aunt Betty, I never met her but I love this picture and I idolised one of her sisters (see Billie lo a bit further down.)

For this challenge we had to use 4 or more of the following choices: and be inspired by the 18th century.

Layering of PP's

I ended up using them all lol. I LOVE LOVE LOVED this challenge it really got my mojo going.

Next was Vicki's Challenge THE AUSTERITY OF THE 40's
This was our brief:
Picture the scene, you live in the 40's, in a time with very little supplies for anything...... that is my challenge to you. I want you to come up with a layout using the following criteria:
1. You can only use 1 sheet of CARDSTOCK
3. You can only use BASIC TOOLS
4. With regards to LETTERING - you can only use packs that are open, no NEW packages.
5. Make your own embellishments - you CAN use things you would find around the house for this - ie buttons, thread, safety pins, string etc
6. You can only use 1 colour of ink - this can be any colour you choose.
This was fun and I created a nice simple but effective lo, sometimes I drown in embellishments but sometimes it is nice to be reigned in to appreciate the simpler approach, fab challenge.

Our inspiration was simple:
You can make your layout any style or any theme that you like - the challenge is to use a vintage or retro item as an embellishment.
I based the layout on my Great aunt Billie who I adored and always aspire to be like. I used a spinner instead of hands on the broken clock face to symbolize timelessness. I had so much fun creating the frame, I cut it out of foam board, crumpled and inked strips of old book then used a papier mache style application around the frame until totally covered, I love how it turned out. My vintage Item was a stone cameo that belonged to Billie.
I was so inspired by this challenge.

This was for Vicki's ATC challenge, I am really into ATC's right now so I really loved doing this, this ATC is called I love.... and was inspired by the fact that I love so many things.
Thanks for looking at my work, I found the SATC Cyber Crop so inspiring, thanks to everyone who put in the hard work organising it. I still have the 80's challenge to do but will post it in a few days.
Sunday was fab. I went over to my brothers for the twins 1st Birthday. The Grandma's met for the first time, which was really nice and I met one of Emma's brothers Christopher too, a really nice young man.

This is a picture of a bee who settled down for a rest on Vicki's dress, I think it thought it was in a field of flowers lol.

JAKE and DADDY Eskimo kissing. This picture was so heart warming and it was also Steve's first fathers day too. I have over 1000 pictures from the day (left the sport mode on the camera lol). I am gonna pic my favs, and put a slideshow up later in the week.
Thanks for reading and I hope you are all well in blog land.
Happy Creating. Jay xxxx


Jocelyn said...

Oh Jay....the LO's are all so stunning!!!! I love them all!!!! So much detail work and what wonderful colors!!! Happy Birthday to the twins....they are so adorable!!! Thank you sweet friend for all the well wishes and prayers for our family!!! I am determined to fight this battle and keep my Faith strong and this is helped along with friends like you!!!! Enjoy your day and kiss those beautiful babies for me!!!!! :)

ann said...

Love your LO's beautiful work.

and the twins are so Adorable!!!!!