Saturday, May 16, 2009

OLW Challenge

One Little Word is turning two, and they are celebrating! This is the LO I made for their "two"-challenge.

This has always been one of my favorite wedding pictures, and when I found a song called "2 tickets to paradise", I knew this was the picture I wanted to scrap for this challenge. Sorry about the glare on the pic, no matter what I did, I couldn't take a decent pic without the glare...

Most of you who follow my blog know that I never start with a definite image in my head of how my LO is going to turn out, I just go with the flow so to speak. But this time even I am surprised at the turn this LO has taken ... I really intended to create a very romantic LO, best suited for this picture, but I guess I was in a whimsical mood today LOL. Anyway, I love how it turned out, never mind that it reminds me more of a circus than it does a wedding LOL, and what's more important, I had fun making it.

I started out with a Basic Grey Offbeat paper and glued some tissue paper onto it. Then I covered the tissue paper with gesso, and later on with yellow and a little bit of red paint. I sanded the picture and adhered it to the painted tissue paper. I stitched a random frame around the pic and added another "frame" by cutting out the pattern of Making Memories Flocked Dot Rouge Paperie Paper. This inspired me to paint the scallops in the corners. I also added some white and brown paint over the background paper because I didn't like the clean look the LO had, that just didn't work with the tissue paper.

The flowers were made out of a paper bag in which we keep our bread, again first painted with gesso, later on with red/yellow. The edges were dipped with gesso, again to avoid that clean look. I stitched the hearts of the flowers in such a way that they stand a bit upwards in stead of just being flat, just to give the whole look a bit more texture. The brad in one of the flower centers is by Making Memories.

I'm not sure about the black alphas (by American Crafts) ... I might remove them and just make my own (white) alphas in paper ... any thoughts on that, I would love your input.

Well, that's it really. Not so complicated, but still I spent hours and hours on this! Ah well, at least I got it finished in one day (well, night actually, yep, I did it again, I spent all night scrapping, good thing the kids are sleeping over at my moms ...), which is quite an achievement for me!

I'll be back tomorrow to share my very first altered project with you.

Love xxx Peggy

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  1. Het is een prachtige lay-out geworden!! Heel mooie foto ook trouwens. Die letters vind ik niet echt mis, ik zou ze laten staan.

  2. Oh Peggy...this LO is stunning!!!!! I love all the colors and the Black Lettering looks good to me!!!! Thank you for the details in the making of your page!!!! I just adore your wonderful talent. It makes me so happy to see it!!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, sweet friend!

  3. Ooo this is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for details!

  4. Oh my! What a beautiful layout.
    I happen to like the black letters because they stand out and white letters might just blend in with the paper. Have a wonderful weekend my firend and thank you for always leaving such sweet comments on my blog.

  5. Stunning Layout. I really like the red and yellow and the lolly flowers with the heart center. Great work as always.

    I've been wanting to do this cahllenge but I dont think I will make the deadline.

  6. Hi Peggy- I loved your long answer about your weekend on my blog. But now I have to say I'm jealous. Sounds like a great weekend. I know we all love being moms, but a free weekend and dinner with grown ups is soooo good once in awhile. And to top it off you scrapped after that? That is just amazing. I would have gone to bed...'m too old and I need my sleep.

    I love your layout. I cannot believe you used a bag to create the flowers. I'm not sure about switching the letters to white. I think white might get lost on the background. Maybe another color..maybe red??

    Have a great week!!!! Kim

  7. Wat een mooie layout!! En wat leuk dat je zo'n uitgebreide werkbeschrijving geeft!! Daar heb ik meestal niet het geduld voor ;-)

  8. Hi Peggy thanks for your lovely comments on my blog...have just popped over here for a peep. Love your LOs I think we have very similar styles...gorgeous stuff to look at, I'll be back too! Jodie

  9. Gorgeous, Peggy!! Love the texture from the tissue paper and the colors and paint are beautiful!!

    btw- I'll be happy to share about the bobbin stitching - just email me at :)

  10. ik vind deze zo mooi, met kleurtjes die niet onmiddellijk weddinglike zijn, maar ontzettend passen bij de sfeer en wellicht ook bij de levensstijl van dit koppel!!

  11. just gorgeous work yet again Peggy! You are a superstar!

  12. Girl, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love how it turned out too. You rock my friend!! ;)
    - April

  13. I left you something on my Blog!!! Check it out!!!!