Saturday 24 September 2011

Watching the Seasons

The final September challenge over at Punky Scraps is up and running - and it's a beauty. Team B picked an element each and Team A had to make a page up from this list.

Michelle - Use canvas (anything canvas)
Nat - use this picture to inspire you:
Elin - use chipboard
Camilla - use 3 staples
Mandy - B&W photo or image
Maureen - make it monochromatic

 For the canvas I used part of a Pink Paislee canvas number border; I used chipboard letters; 3 staples in the top right-hand corner; a sepia-tone photo for the B&W; and tried my hardest to make it monochromatic whilst still being inspired by the image.

The photo on this page is a picture of a watercolour painted by my mum. In the envelope is a story about how I come to have a photograph of this painting.

So what did I do on this page? Because there's a hell of a lot going on! Well... I stamped some Inkadinkadoo leaves onto a page from an old book and cut them out so that I could layer them up. I mixed a little water with acrylic paint and let it run down the page. I coated the inside of an embossing folder with texturised paint and ran a piece of plain paper inside it through the Big Shot to achieve the woodgrain effect (still LOVING woodgrain!). 

 And I used lots of bits and pieces - from Echo Park's For the Record, from Webster's Pages, from October Afternoon, Graphic 45 and Artemio.

Go join in - there's still a week to take part!


  1. It is an amazing work of art! There is just so much going on, I have no idea how you manage to make it balance!! Thank you for sharing the information on how you achieved this. I love it.

  2. You know how much I love a page with a lot going on! The water colour is just lovely - is that where the artistic talent comes from then?

  3. The artist in you really shines in this

  4. Yes, a truly artist's work :) Gorgeous design, Cheryl!! I do not know how to do something like this. So precious! Hope you are having a great time there, Cheryl!! XOXO.