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


Lizzy Hill said...

Really lovely take on our ARTastic challenge.....the softness you've achieved is gorgeous & works so well from the inspiration photo.....I really like this sort of 'shabby chic' effect you've gotten. Thanks for joining us this month!!!

Deb said...

Your page is gorgeous and your photos, precious. I'm taken with that chair your brother is on......brings back memories. Great take on our challenge this month. Thanks for joining us at ARTastic.

Wendy O'Keeffe said...

Such a beautiful vintage layout with adorable photos. The soft look is just gorgeous. Thank you for joining the challenge at ARTastic.

Jane said...

Such a delightful page. I love the gentle feel to this page and the colours you have used. Many thanks for sharing with us on ARTastic.