Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hey Sunshine!

I'm back because I've been playing again.......joining in with another challenge at the Two Scrapbook Friends online crop, in the forum.

This time I tried Shelby's challenge 'Let the Sunshine In', meaning you have to include a 'sun' somewhere on your project. I guess I could have used the last scrapbook page I did here, but no.....I had a plan! Always a little worrying when that runs through my head, as things can sometimes turn ugly if 'the plan' doesn't go 'as planned'.......know what I mean?!

Anyhow, fortunately for me (and you!) things went 'to plan', but I'm just not entirely sure about the end result! I'll let you be the judge.............


So I'm thinking that my 'sun' is now a little weird and doesn't look much like a 'sun'! Couple of reasons for this I guess......first I didn't want to use sunshiny colours - they don't match my photo! Nope this sun had to be 100% girly.....think we achieved that!

Secondly, well I got a little snip happy with my trimmer and should have maybe had a 'plan'. I had the general idea in my head, but as this is the new me.......no faffing, primping etc, I cut and stuck it on there. Well that will teach me I guess......back to procrastination 101!

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy with the outcome, I just hope viewers will get the idea that it's meant to resemble a sun. Hint: the title is a clue!

Enough waffling, back to details, and this is a big one........I finally dusted off my sewing machine! For months, no years now I have been meaning to dig it out, as I always love the look on cards and layouts, but usually resort to hand sewing. To be honest, when I'm scrapping upstairs and my machine is two floors down in the basement......those two flights of stairs are the deciding factor!

Bone idle I know, but when faced with the choice of hand sewing every 'ray' on this 'sun', my legs have never moved so fast! So glad I did though as I love it, and I'm pretty sure you'll be seeing quite a bit more of it in future.



Papers today are from the We R Memory Keepers valentine line 'Love Struck', and nope there is no sketch.....just 'a plan'! (lol). I used sticker alpha's from Cosmo Cricket and chipboard from Bella Blvd for the title, together with some dollar store crocheted lace...........



The charm is another dollar store find, tied with a little Bakers Twine............



Well that's about all from me, but hopefully I'll be back again tomorrow with a card.
See you then
Jayne.x.

7 comments:

Lori S.

Jayne, love your sun and love your layout! Great interpretation of this challenge.

Christa

This is stunning and well executed Jayne You are a scrap genius!

JanR

*snicker* I would have ran to my sewing machine too....if only I had one. Love this, and I'm not the brightest (hee hee a bit of a pun there) but I think I would have figured out that the dp was a sun even if you hadn't told me. Way to "freehand" it.

Katina

Oh my word! Jayne, this is stunning! I adore the colours and papers you've used and the stitching looks lovely. It's a fabulous LO with a very artistic and pretty sun! Love it.
xx

Dee

WOW! This is awesome! I am proud of you for going to dig out that sewing machine, it really makes a big difference. I love the papers and embellishments too. Great job, Jayne!

Dr. J

Love how colourful this is Jayne! And way to use your sewing machine! Great take on this challenge.

Michelle

Another gorgeous layout, love the bright colours and the stitching, it looks like a sun to me :)

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