Monday, September 19, 2011

Spare a minute?

Another day..... another challenge blog entry! And this one was right up my alley (pun intended!!)


My fellow DT'er from Once Upon a Sketch Helen Tilbury is a Guest Designer at Scrap-It-Lah this month and she has issued the best challenge :-)


Create your own mixed media background, using printed paper as a base.  Be sure to include at least 3 different paint colours in whatever effects you fancy. Also ensure that you have at least twelve words on your layout, which can include the title, date and the journaling. How fun hey? The challenge ends September 30th and they have a gorgeous Studio Calico RAK up for grabs so I thought it was only fitting that I use up a few more of my old SC kit bits and pieces for this page.


Of course I just revelled in the idea of creating my own background and went to town with a whole rainbow of colours and a Pink Paislee stencil. Then added more drips and splats and....... general fun-ness!!


Then I cracked open the typewriter and started typing my thoughts until all the space was filled. I didn't really want to make this a page just about bowling - there's only so much you can write about that hey? So instead I made it a letter to Munchy about facing obstacles head on and such things.

I'm actually enjoying this page so much I'm thinking of scraplifting myself. Have you ever done that? I just picked up the Tim Holtz Picket Fence distress stain so I might try experimenting with that :-)

8 comments

  1. Oh Natalie I was so happy to read that I had inspired you & so amazed when I came here to see what a fantastic job you have done with my challenge. I absolutely LOVE your background & your page & have just bought that stencil myself & can't wait to christen it - great job!!

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  2. THIS is super amazing! I want to pull out my stencils and my paints right now! Seriously!

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  3. Thanks for the smile today. Instant smile. Brought back a flood of memories when I've gone bowling with my two boys.

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  4. Great Lo! Love the background. I would like that stencil as well. And I do love the photo as well. Great work with the challenge!
    Thanks for playing along with us at SIL

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  5. Awesome page! I love the colorful background and that typewriter journalling is so classic! Beautiful page..Thanks for playing at SIL..:)))

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  6. Lovely LO. Love the colours you used for the background. Tq for playing along at SIL :)

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  7. What an awesome layout. Love what you did with the background and the stitching. Thanks for playing along at SIL!!

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