Have you visited the Let's Get Shabby site?? You really need to!! I love this challenge blog!! Although, I have to confess, that I spent a long time, just viewing at arms length, before taking the plunge, and trying some of their challenges. I haven't done too many, but I certainly have enjoyed each one!!
This LO, is for Challenge #16, and it is a two part challenge. First you choose which kitchen's style & color combo, and then you add a piece of fabric, & two diecuts, along with visually representing you kitchen choice with 3 main colors. Not too hard, right? So, here's my take on it.......
I know, it really doesn't represent a kitchen or something, you would def do in a kitchen! But.....I sewed for a long time at my kitchen table!! And I really wanted to use these gorgeous Webster's Pages & Prima papers!! Why? These papers, & that kitchen, really reminds me of my grand-ma Jeanette's kitchen!! Shabby with well used & worn furnishings! Almost always painted green, with some pink glassware, on the shelves. I miss her very much!!
Because this kitchen reminds me of simpler days, and the love that I felt at Grand-ma's house, I wanted to incorporate a piece of dictionary page with 'love' on it. Plus it goes great the pic of my parents from about 8 years ago!!
I also added some Martha Stewart fine glitter, to the Tattered Angels chipboard....which was left in it's natural color!! I also stamped some G45 & MME scraps with heart & leaf stamps. The small velvety leaves, are scraps from SEI paper.
The little measuring tape & the butterflies, are diecuts from K&Co. I used Sweet Clover glimmer mist on the tape, it was originally yellow....def not one of my colors! The banner 'La vie est bonne', is a piece from WP papers, edged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
I thought that the mannequin was sooo cute, and of course, that's where my fabric went. A little skirt with a shabby train. I just snipped the fabric at 1/4 inch intervals. A little ribbon and a small bloom, finish it off.
Paper – Webster’s Pages, Prima, SEI, MME & Graphic 45 Diecuts - K&Co Doily – Royal Lace Chipboard & Glimmer Mist- Tattered Angels Alphas – My Mind’s Eye Glitter – Martha Stewart Diamond Dust – Floracraft Distress Ink – Tim Holtz Flowers – Prima Fabric & Vintage Dictionary Page – stash Stamps – Craft Smart & Hampton Art Ribbon - Michaels
BTW, things are going pretty good, at home!! Yeah, I'm a little surprised!! The big bonus....my Dad is easily bored, so he washed, waxed & cleaned the inside of my car!! How cool is that?!!
Also, I haven't forgotten about doing the Blogoversary RAK......I just ordered some stuff for it.....I'll post pics soon!!