Monday, 7 March 2011

out of the hat - march challenge

Hi everyone,  I have a LO to share using the latest challenge from Out of the Hat - it's been a while since I've joined in.  This month you need to create a layout using the following three things:

•Use twine
•Use a number in your title
                         •Make your own Journaling spot (use stamps etc)

Here's my LO.

I really enjoyed using this challenge to put my LO together - it's a different style than I would normally use, but I'm happy with the fun colours to reflect the fun time of this picture - my twins boys turning NINE!
I've done a patchwork effect on the top half, using scrap papers and lace trims, spraying over with some glimmer-mist.
For the use of twine, I've sewn some green twine onto cardstock, cut out some shapes and then added to the patchwork effect.  I've also used twine on my journalling spot.
The journalling spot is a piece of cardboard, a stamp, pattern paper and some journalling printed out - finished off with some twine.
And I've included two numbers in my title - Turning 9 2gether.
Here are some close up's of the details:


The journalling spot and a big birdie button from the Chip-Chop Shop.

American Craft black letter, chipboard 9 covered in clear glass beads and zig-zag stitching with sewing machine.
A pencil button embellishment and ruffled paper heart using an old dictionary.

So here you have it - I think I'll be doing this style a little more, it's a great way to use up bits of pattern papers in your stash.  Thanks for a fun challenge!
Thanks for coming by and happy crafting.

5 comments:

Jasmine S said...

This looks unreal. I love your patchwork look and stitching and colours and all of it.
Great pic of your boys (I am still yet to do my twins 7th birthday shots from a few weeks ago, and I did not manage to get a great pic like this unfortunately).

Chantal said...

Soooo awesome, Chantelle! I love that pencil button! Gorgeous page!

yumiko said...

Hi,Chantelle!!
I love your patchwork effect and the ruffled paper heart is so lovely!!!

Marcia said...

Oh that's special, I love it. Can I pinch your 'Turning 9' title, I have to do Miss 9s layout yet!

Samantha said...

oh there are so many different things i love about this layout! the heart is awesome! and all the didfferent eye candy!oh your so clever!