Monday, November 1, 2010

November Artastic Challenge

A new month, a new challenge over at the Artastic blog! I've had people tell me the previous one was a difficult one, well ... this one is really easy! November's inspiration comes from the painting 'The Beach' by Chris Wake.

To gain extra bonus points, you should try and incorporate following criteria into your design:

  1. Either a sandcastle, a bucket and spade or a beach towel (1 pt)
  2. A few seagulls (2 pts)
  3. A family beach photo or similar (3 pts)

Here's my DT submission:

The picture features me as a two-year old walking the shore line with my dad and granddad. I used a quote I've used before on an art journal page but which I thought went perfectly with this picture ... "Every child needs a gentle hand, to guide them as they grow". Isn't that beautiful?

I've used a lot of different papers on this LO, something I don't do very often (because it just doesn't come easily to me), but I seemed to have no say in the matter this time. Do you ever have that feeling, as if you have absolutely no control over what you're making? Strange...

However, the LO just didn't come together until I added the seagulls and the beach embellies, they really finished off the page. I didn't have any of those embellies, so I drew all of them, and I'm really happy with the result.

I haven't seen many of my friends join in our challenges yet, but I'm hoping this will change this month. I'm sure we all have some beach pictures lying around waiting to be scrapped, right????

I myself haven't been scrapping much lately, I just haven't been in the mood. I've been waiting for my mojo to come back, desperately I might add, but so far in vain... I'm hoping this will change soon, I can't go on blogging just once a month now can I?????

So, hopefully I'll be talking to you again real soon!

Love xxx Peggy


  1. Sorry to read that your mojo is gone.... It doesn't show at all in this layout though!!! That's fabulous!!
    I love the pic and how the red of your coat comes back in that swirly (velvet??) border!!
    And you drew those seagulls and beach items yourself???? Well done!! I LOVE them!!
    I'm gonna look for a beachy picture right now!!

  2. I have a little bit more time but not for long - so I really don't know if I can throw a challenge in... I'm behind on a lot of stuff already (AYITLOOAJ... ever heard of that one Peggy? Aaarghhhh... why do we always commit to such things and then feel guilty if we can't do it all...) Anyway, your layout is wonderful, beautiful and gorgeous. I mean it! I'm a beach girl and when I say your drawn seagulls are absolutely amazing you can count on it that that's true, I KNOW how a seagull looks!!!
    I do hope your Mojo will fly right back to you... I will blow some creative vibes out of the window righ now and they will come to you carried by the wind... feel them coming yet?

  3. Hopelijk komt je mojo heeeel snel weer terug! Had het een paar weken terug ook, dus weet hoe frustrerend het kan zijn. Maar wat een mooie LO is dit geworden!!! Mooie kleurencombinatie, dat rood springt er erg mooi uit zonder te overheersen. En wat een mooie woorden...

  4. So happy to see you again, Peggy!!
    Wat fijn dat je er weer bent, Peggy!!!! Je weet dat ik je gemist heb..
    En wat een fantastische layout heb je weer gemaakt, ondanks het gebrek aan mojo! Hij klopt gewoon he-le-maal, super gewoon. En dat je die zeemeeuwen en de emmertjes zelf getekend hebt..., goh wat ben je toch creatief!!

    En nu ga ik je mail beantwoorden.


  5. Peggy, this layout doesn't make me think your mojo is gone's amazing! I know what you mean though, and that feeling is a bummer. I hope it comes back full force soon and your can get creating again! ;)
    - April

  6. WOW! Prachtige layout Peggy! De kleuren zijn geweldig, dat rood en wit en de kleurtjes daarbij! Super...en je mojo is weg??? Ik zie het niet aan deze layout hoor! Mooie foto van jou met je opa en vader, mooie quote ook!
    Ik heb zeker wel een strandfoto, deze keer ga ik echt meedoen! Ik moet gewoon meteen meedoen, anders vergeet ik het ;(

  7. Oooh just love love love this Peggy!!! Love your tissue paper and paint and that Photo is just soooooo special!!!

    Love the tissue paper and paint......weeeeeell love everything!!!
    What a fab inspirational painting thats been chosen this month!!

    I've done mine.... and will upload it later!
    hugs hugs hugs
    loving your work!!!

  8. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS Peggy!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all the cutout work...and PRECIOUS photo too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I used to play along with this challenge... but wasn't really sure where to post my link to my lo :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  9. Peggy!! Heb je die embellies zelf getekend?
    Wow zeg, dat is nog eens creatief.

    Wat een lieve foto en zo prachtig verwerkt tot een heel bijzondere layout!

  10. Oh sweet friend...this is just Beautiful!!! I love the pic of you!!!! How grand!!!

    All the colors and texture to the!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wishing you a great day!!! :-)

  11. wow! such a precious pic of you to scrap ,Peggy ! love the color choices and textures you've added !!

  12. What a fantastic LO ! Just love it.