Thursday, October 13, 2011

WW1 October Challenge

Wow!!! hasn't the year just flown? October already sooo close to Christmas and the mayhem that the season brings! Stll I did find the time to create a little something for the WW1 challenge. 

The requirements were Black & Paint/mists.

I thought it was outside my comfort zone so gave it a shot with a photo that my Mum found a while ago of my brother and I. It is kind of special as my bro' lives far far  away (in USA) I do not get to see him too much. The photo really reminded me of how much fun we had as kids on picnics out in the bush. Enough already!!! on with the LO.

 I started out with white Gesso smeared on the background, then mixed texture paste with black paint to apply the stencil. This, turned out  really "harsh" so ended up spraying it with some white mist to soften the look.
Then added the tissue paper with a glue stick, moulding it into the shape I wanted, really did not know what I was doing at this stage just slapping bits and pieces everywhere!

 Then I got to work on the little clusters of embellishments, namely buttons and string, (of which I do have more than I care to admit)!

I found I wanted to say too much for the space I'd set for the journalling so made a small tag with stuff I couldn't fit on (I was getting a little sentimental and Gooey so no one needs to witness that) and tucked it in behind the photo as a pull out.

 Made a few flowers, with tissue tape and string. Mum gave me this  really cool daisy maker thingy she has had for years ( I remember making these as a kid) you are meant to join the daisies together to make a shawl or baby jacket but just thinking about that sent me a little "Ga Ga"! Can you imagine joining all those petals together ????.... Sorry.... off on a tangent again!

I just grunged up the chipboard with white paint, did not really want it to stand out just wanted a  blended look overall. (All the chipboard is from  ScrapFX).

And that is the story of the page. See you all next time and thanks for dropping by!


  1. Hey Michelle, came here from 123 Challenge blog ~ I'm glad it's not just me who can't see where to link up! Now I don't feel so stupid:) Hey, Love your WW1 entry - that daisy flower maker is FANTASTIC ~ that little bunch of flowers look great together ~ love the shiny thread/string you've used. Hopefully someone will guide us on 123:):)

  2. Just scrollled down ~ you've got lots of entries [yay for you!]... will have a go too:):)

  3. Hi Michelle, just stopped by to say how much I love this page. You have done a great job. Love the little daisy thingie too. Love your background & LOVE the story you have put with it all. Very entertaining.
    Cheers Di xx

  4. Who would have ever thought black & white could be so interesting??
    This is a fabulous layout!

  5. Hi Michelle ~ just been over to 123... linkz is up~ Charm has had a sad time... you'll see:)

  6. Michelle love your page so much awesome misting and great detail

  7. WOW! This layout is gorgeous, love your background & all the details! :)


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