zaterdag 30 maart 2013

Wedding Present

A few weeks ago my colleagues asked me if I would be willing to make a wedding present for one of our colleagues who was getting married. 

Since the happy couple likes the colour blue, the painting should be done in blue. Every colleague was given a small piece of blue paper on which to write a thought, wish, message for the happy couple. 

In the meantime, I went and bought a canvas. A Big Canvas! I the store I thought: well, that's a good size.
But when I came home that thought was replaced by: I need another house...

Fortunately, with a bit of pushing around the canvas could be put on my desk and I got to work. 
Basic Grey Periphery Paper, acrylic paints, chipboard, ribbon, glitter glue, embossing powders, gesso, stamps, the whole shebang! 

This is how it turned out.

size? 110 cm x 75 cm!!!

Dylusions spray paint white linen for the word "LOVE".

lots of chipboard hearts which my friend cut with a Big Shot (a machine still on my wish list)

My Silhouette Cameo cut out the swirl.

frilly ribbon, yay!

inspirational pieces of my colleagues.

tiny bell that really makes a small sound when the wind blows past it.

 Thank you for looking!

maandag 4 maart 2013

Lucky girl

After a lot of projects here and there I finally entered another Challenge from Bo Bunny. The Challenge is: use the word "Lucky" on a layout.

So I did.

For this layout I used Bo Bunny's new collection Prairie Chic. 

The brown background I treated with gesso and then I stamped on it with the new Bo Bunny stamps. I love the chicken wire pattern!

Translation of the tag: We experienced a Burn Day with friends of grandma and grandpa Pol in Germany (it's a day when you're allowed to burn all your garden waste; it's a celebration that goes well with a bbq, hihihi). Your favourite pastime was running through the meadow. So much space. Lucky you!

My Silhouette machine cut out the grass design for me (gotta love that machine!). 

Behind the chipboard frame I glued some gauze, a great tip I read in a Dutch scrapbook magazine.

A few years ago I was proud to have finished a layout in a few hours. Now I can spend days with a single page and not care that it isn't done yet. Evolution in a small area, right?

Thanks for looking!