I have a project to share with you today that I have used for TWO challenges... Yes you read right, and I am hoping that I have done this right...
SO... the first challenge is Lucy Muraca's YSMY challenge where she sends the same photo to everyone and then we get to see the way that everyone else scraps the photo. I love to see the different takes on this and I have played along a couple of times and this month I had time to play again.
Here is the photo that she sent us.
I cropped the photo in tight and changed it into sepia because it went with my papers (Prima - Tea Thyme)
Then I wanted to enter the Prima BAP Challenge.
I have watched this challenge for a long time now and not felt good enough to enter but this time I thought 'what the hell' in for a penny, and so I did it. I have loads of Prima Product and I love it.
Here is the BAP sketch.
Ok... so I loved the soft pretty-ness of this sketch and because I only had one photo and I only wanted to use one I decided to make a wider photo mat and then it kind of took on a life of it's own :)
Here is my layout.
My journalling on the back of the layout says:
Downton abbey is one of my favourite TV shows. I just love that era especially if you were born into the upper class. I love the homes, the clothes, the cars, the lifestyle where teas are served under the trees in proper china cups and sauces, with cucumber sandwiches cut into triangles. Where you dressed for dinner, manners were the rule and not the exception, and courtship was sweet and proper. The women were so elegant in their beautiful dresses and gloves and stockings, and the men so handsome in their suits and hats. A time when you learned piano, horseriding and the art of entertaining. I love the idea of it and I am sure that the reality was completely different :D
Here are some close-ups of my layout.
I just love these papers :) I did some fussy cutting - something I don't often do because I don't really like it, but it seemed perfect for here. I added some of the bigger Prima flowers and leaves and then put in a couple of other flowers. Lastly I added the hat pins.
I also added this dress form which I found my stash. I coloured the stand brown and diamond glazed and covered the body with some of the paper, the 36, ribbon and rose were added too. The lace down the side is two different kinds and was perfect. The pearls just finish it off.
I put more flowers at the top and also covered a photo corner with paper and added it. The final touch is the little lightbulb that says us. The whole layout was added to a dark green background to bring out the leaves of the flowers on the paper.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look. I appreciate the time you take to leave a comment and I truly love reading them.