Saturday, October 31, 2015

October Challenge - ARTastic

I stumbled across this lovely challenge blog via my friend Kim Ewins and really like their October Challenge.

The challenges are based around a piece of artwork with other criteria and for this month the added was a vintage style.

This is the artwork for October a beautiful painting titled 'The Green Parasol" by E Phillips Fox

My take on the Challenge has these lovely old pictures of my brother and I taken 3rd February 1963.
I used as my inspiration the lovely shades of green in the painting as well as the pinks in the flowers.

To keep with the vintage style I used lots of inking
with Ranger Coffee Ink, lovely ribbons, small brown buttons, large owl button (how gorgeous is that) butterflies fussy cut from Collections, die cuts, prima stamp and wooden love from Craft Queen.
I used creamy brown thread for sewing and leftover thread was tucked under elements on the page.
The large green and slightly smaller pink flower I made and like the rest of the page inked with the coffee ink.

I really liked how this page turned out and having the two pics of my brother and I taken on the same day make it so much more special.

Even though it is too late enter their October on ARTastic Challenge pop over and see what they have for Novemeber.
I know I can't wait!!!!!
Hugs and love till next time

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Natures Splendour

I recently went for a lovely stroll around Orange Botanical Gardens with a dear friend Sharon. Of course I took my camera with me as spring is such a beautiful, and fav, time of the year here, with the amazing zoom I have on it I took this gorgeous pic of a honeyeater doing its thing.
Fast forward to the latest challenge at Kraft Plus Challenges which is Inspired by Nature and I knew that I had the perfect pic for it.

I used a couple of different stamps - Kaisercraft Arty and Prima Marketing, Lindys Stamp Gang Mist, Scrapmatts leaf, dyed muslin, die cut leaves and twig, black tiny twine, small prima green flower, lasercut chippy butterfly, larger handmade flower, brown leaves and for the nature element seed pods.

Loved this challenge so go and have a look at all the amazing ideas there already.

Hugs and love
Annette xo

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Kraft + Challenge #2

Ok if anyone is still linked to or following this blog hold your socks cause I'm blowing out the cobwebs and I'm back baby.

Anyway enough frivolity I would like to share my take on the awesome challenge over at Kraft plus March Challenge which is all that glitters.

I decided to go the gold way and the perfect pic is this beautiful sunset photo from when I was in Fiji.

 I used lots of gold embossing, gold stamping and stencilling, gorgeous scrapmatts chippies (leaves and dragonflies), gold prima flowers and black alpha stickers, washi, cw stencil and gold material star from Craft Queen as well as strips of pp from Kaisercrafts All that glitters range and the word Magical is from Twiddlybitz. The larger chippie and little gold shelly type stars and hearts and silver boat wheel charm are from my stash as is the plasterers tape which I stamped with gold ink.

Just love how this all came together, and pretty quick as well.

Hugs and love till next time