The second challenge for Scrap Around the World is up and running - go check it out, it's LOVELY! The colours are my absolute favourite (and I wonder if I will ever tire of them...?).
I must say that I am REALLY fond of this new challenge site. The way it's presented, your options, everything really!
So, after that bit of a waffle ... here is what I sat doing with my piece today:
The moment I saw the mood board, I knew that I wanted to use my (newly-nicked-from-mom's-stash) camera chippy; it was only while I was working on this LO that I noticed it was exactly the same as the one on the mood board! Ha! What're the chances!?
ANYWAY. So I was totally taken with the colours; especially the middle top image. I also loved the gradual shading of the image in the bottom left corner - and lastly, the grassiness. And yes, of course, all the camera's too!
The sketch is delicious and I used it as is.
I incorporated some chocolate coloured raffia in my LO by making this bow and also wrapping a stringy piece around the camera chippie.
And BECAUSE the words 'say cheese' appears on the mood board too, I decided to use that as my title. You will see that the picture of Isabella is of her saying cheese and my journaling reads : Getting you to say cheese for the camera was easy; now to get you to look AT the camera!
The lettering is Tim Holtz's grunge board (am I the only one addicted to that smell??), which I painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint. The paper had a crackle print on it and I wanted to echo that in the title.
I wanted the 'say cheese' wording to pop out, so I coloured it in with my gold gel pen. I also stamped my background with a handwriting stamp and gold chalk. Some of the butterflies on the paper were outlined with the gold gel pen too.
I LOVED doing this challenge! Thanks so much SATW!!!
Thanks for taking a gander!