Note: Vermeer's painting was actually titled "The Head Of A Girl" (1666) but is otherwise known from the movie with Colin Firth as "The Girl With The Pearl Earring".
I hope you all enjoy this months painting and I look forward to seeing some really gorgeous entries. Shazza will upload the Design Team submissions over the next few days so as you can gain lots of inspiration from thier beautiful work.
I will upload mine here, as soon as it appears on the website!
Good luck - this one's easy! We all have a portrait style photo in our collections! Would love to see you all participate this month.
Are you looking for an artistic challenge? Well head on over to the ARTastic Inspirational Challenge Blog and take up the November challenge! There are great prizes on offer including a K&Co RAK from me!
So what are you waiting for? There's lots of inspiration from the Design Team. Scroll down the sidebar to find these. So email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of the month. Good luck ladies!
Little Scrapbook Shop's 52 Pick-Up challenge #43 required us to use fabric somewhere on a layout, so I cut out some circles of pink puppy paw-print fabric, gathered the edges and turned them into little fabric puff flowers.
Look at my gorgeous Holly Dolly with her little flower clip in. That lasted a whole 2 nano-seconds btw ..... !!!!!
Here is my Design Team submission for the ARTastic November inspiration. See next post below! I chose 3 elements from the painting as my inspiration - the tall stemmed flowers, the draping/flowing fabric and the swirls on the cornice in the background, that I have punched on the PP with my large spiral punch. Go on - give it a go! You know you want to!!
Here it is! The November inspiration for the ARTastic Challenge blog - a beautiful painting called 'A Greek Woman' by Lawrence Alma-Tadema. As this is not a hard or difficult painting to draw inspiration from, it would be a good piece to do of your mum/mother-in-law, could be done vintage or shabby chic style, wedding, communion, garden etc............. The possibilities are endless........cant wait to see what you all come up with :)
We also welcome Tanya D. Joseph to our ARTastic Design Team!
I just found out that this won the Enchanted Cybercrop challenge!! Thanks Enchanted! I'm chuffed!
Loving these dual purpose layouts! For the Little Scrapbook Shop challengewe had to scrap a LO straight onto a 12x12 piece of corrugated cardboard and use a photo from our past. So here I am, holding my nephew Jeremy, back in 1996 when he was born! For Enchanted Scrapbooking the CC theme is 'Whimsical' and we had to use products/techniques to represent the letters in the word GARDEN.
G = giraffe
A = alphas
R = ribbon
D = distressed edges
E = etching on the photo
N = notecard under the giraffe and new brads!
So I combined both challenges into this one layout. I call it good time management!
NEWSFLASH:I just found out that this Layout won the category for Challenge #42 for use of colour and Holly's adorable eyes! I'm chuffed! Thanks LSBS!
I managed to do a 'kill two birds with one stone' layout this weekend. It started out as Little Scrapbook Shop's52 Pick Up Challenge #42 - a layout with hidden journalling ...... and then when Tiff posted her challenge for the Enchanted ScrapbookingCybercrop this weekend - to use a whole packet of something on a layout, I had a packet of 3 ScrapFX chipboard bones perfect for the LO as well. So it is a LO for two purposes! Can you do that? Well I did and both sites get a mention here! So it's a win-win situation I think.
D-lish Scraps is offering a $40 voucher on it's blog just for helping to spread the word about their online store! If you would like to win too then head on over .... make sure you tell them I sent you! And their sister site D-lish Kits has one of their kits up for grabs each month just for following their blog. If you would like to win one of their kits, all you need to do is head to the blog and become a follower. Winners will be announced on the last day of each month. Good luck everyone and thanks for helping spread the word about our two stores, D-lish Scraps and D-lish Kits!
........ to enter the ARTastic Inspiration Challenge for October! Check out all of the details here and go for it! There are *F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S* prizes on offer and great Design Team entries to give you lots of ideas! So what are you waiting for?
..... the inspiration - 'Starry Night' - Van Gogh
...... my DT example!
PLUS>>>> if you enter and leave me a comment on my RAK Giveaway post further down, you could win a little prize from me - just for having a go! I am a bit short on comments so why not give it a go - you won't be disappointed!
I created this Fridge Frame using scrap corrugated cardboard. I hand drew the frame based on a 5x7 size photo, cut it out, covered it with Basic Grey 'Sugared' PP and added some more 'Sugared' chipboard elements and bling. I had an A4 sheet of magnetic backing laying around so it was perfect to stick on the back and it now takes pride of place on the front of my fridge with Vanilla's two DDs.
Two recent LOs for the Little Scrapbook Shop 52 Pick-Up challenges. We had to use an item with 'negative' space - so the giant paw was perfect for this.
For this we had to take inspiration from a picture on a tissue box and then scrap with colours we wouldn't normally use. For me that is basically yellows and oranges. (Until you scroll down and see my other LO with orange in it - hahaha!)
Thanks for stopping by to take a look. I just love being on holidays to feed my scrap addiction!
WIN A RAK!! Yes you read it right! For anyone who does the October ARTastic Inspirational Challenge, (see the post below) leaves a comment here and a link to where I can see your wonderful creation, you will go into the draw to win a lovely RAK from me at the end of the month. So what are you waiting for?
Look what arrived on my doorstop today! Thank you Carol - the beautiful 'Honeywine' for randomly picking me and supporting me with my weight loss goals. You are truly a very special lady. I love my bag and can't wait to show it off and take it everywhere now!
Oh I am SOOOOOOOO excited by this month's challenge at ARTastic!....... and my first LO as a Design Team member. You can't go past this gorgeous Starry Night painting by Van Gogh for some inspiration to scrap a fabulous layout. I urge you all to head on over to the blog and take up the challenge. There are great prizes on offer ...... so get inspired and create!!! Go, go, go!!!
Whilst I was creating this LO for the Enchanted cybercrop this weekend, I decided to use my paper piercer to unstick the bumble-bee from the backing clip it was attached to ........ well in a split second - the paper piercer snapped, the bit that snapped off flew into my face and has left a 5mm gouge out of my cheek. Not happy Jan! Just lucky I didn't lose an eye.
I'm so excited! I can't believe I was chosen and I can't wait to sink my teeth into some fabulous ART inspired layouts. I'm such an 'art' nerd!! Congratulations also to the lovely Amanda Taylor who will also be joining me on the Design Team. For the LSBS girls - you will also recognise a couple of other faces there too!
Please pop on over to the website ARTastic and take a look and be inspired to create! I was!!! You can see my entry further down ............
There is a fabulous art quiz running for everyone to enter at the moment, to go into the draw for a fabulous prize!
Thanks Shazza for picking me!! I can't wait to get started.
The colour palette above the photo was the set challenge. I just love that I found the perfect photo to match. I've never framed a whole photo with flowers before. I'm enjoying trying new things with my scrapping lately!
I made a couple of wedding cards this morning from some Stampin' Up stamps that the lovely Deanne SM allowed me to borrow. I love the photograph because I just happened to capture Holly Dolly in the background!! She's never far away! She just happened to be out chasing the resident little lizard that lives in my garden. Poor thing.
This LSBS 52 Pick Up challenge required us to dig deep and find some of the oldest 'must have' patterned paper that we bought when we first began scrapbooking and add some old embellishments as well. I had to have every piece of Chatterbox PP I could when it was the 'in' thing because I loved the pretty patterns and soft colours and I also had to have every small Prima flower in town! Not sure I will ever use them all. Add to that some 'must have' at the time metal embellishments and you have a LO.