Thursday, 10 June 2010

Lets Get Shabby Challenge # 12

This months challenge at Lets get Shabby was to use Chipboard, Paint and Lace. I decided to really challenge myself and use just these materials on the layout and I have to say I had so much fun with this one. I got my hands full of paint and played all day long painting, gluing, sewing and this is what I came up with and it is made entirely from Paint, Chipboard and lace....
I also tried to challenge myself to use photos I was having a hard time coming up with ideas for. I loved this photo but kept putting the pile aside and could never fit it into my layouts.
The flowers are all made from lace and some are painted to match the colour of the page. the letters were misc chipboard letters I had and they were red so I painted them white and pink with a brown wash. I quite like how they turned out. I now know what to do with all my old letters. the chipboard swirls above are chipboard cutout from "Creative Covers" I just painted and distressed them. the leaves on the flowers are all cut out from lace and painted with a watered down green paint.
Here is my workspace in the beginning of the project showing just how messy it got. Love my Ranger mat it makes for an easy cleanup. I use multiple of them then I can work on various painting projects at once leaving each aside to dry without having to move everything.
For this project I started off cutting an 11 3/4 X 11 3/4 piece of chipboard from the back of a paper pad. Then Painted it using a mixture of modern red and Blank Canvas Studio paints by Claudine Hellmuth. I then let that dry and made a wash of Espresso dabber paint and water and stamped the background. once that dried I did a white wash over it with a little white paint. Next I placed the lace on the background paper while the white was still damp and went over it with Blond Moments clear Paint base to hold the ribbon in place and let it all dry again. Once dry I added another wash of pink and white mixed from before.

while that was drying I made all the lace flowers and cut the leaves from some lace trim. to make the flowers I just stitched an in and out stitch along a piece of lace and gathered it. For the smaller flowers and roses each petal is cinched and stitched to the center as you spin the flower. I painted the leaves and some flowers with washes made from the same paint as the background and Green miniature paint. I really had so much fun making these and I absolutely love how the background of the layout came out.
Tomorrow I will have to find some time to play with my paints and lace again and see what else I can do. I hope you enjoy my creation and if you are kind enough to leave a comment please pop you blog in so that I may check it out and return the favour. thanks for peeping and have a wonderful night. Angela


Poppet said...

This LO was well worth the effort Angela. You must have the patience of a saint. The flowers are gorgeous and I can't believe how well the lace has taken the paint. This background really compliments the pictures. Can't wait until tomorrow. :-) xx

Julie said...

this is gorgeous angela love the lace flowers. thanks for playing along with us at shabby.

mandysea said...

Thats a great step by step! Love the paint! and fab use of lace!
Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby!

Deb said...

This is a beautiful layout and a great "take" on the challenge. Your flowers are gorgeous.

vintagesusie & wings said...

This project turned out wonderfulllll! I love the pretty in pink idea, what a creative day you had!!
Thanks for stopping by & saying hi!!!

Toni said...

So Pretty!!! Thanks for playing!!!

yyam said...

Oh wow Angela! This is just gorgeous! I love all the lace! :)

Willea said...

This is just beautiful!!

zandra said...

Great layout! Love your take on the challenge! ;o)
Hugz, Z

Jenneke said...

Beautiful!! LOVE the lace flowers and thanks for the step by step tutorial!!

Happy you played with us at Shabby!