Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Grey, coral and a lot of texture

Week #4 of the weekly Whimsical Musings challenge and we (Pam and myself) are still going strong.

Poor Pam got caught up with the tropical storm Irene and has been without power and/or internet for most of the weekend and hasn't been able to share yet but all has been well in my part of the world - apart from the lack of summer...

I had found this gorgeous photo on Pinterest and immediately knew I wanted to use it one week for my challenge - the colours are just so gorgeous and I loved all the texture and items that could also be used for inspiration.

The challenge proved more difficult than I had anticipated as when I looked through my supplies, I realised that I had very few papers in these tones. I didn't want to go too obvious and just go for BG Ambrosia and was determined to find a few items from different collections. After a lot of rummaging, I did manage to come up with a dozen or so papers in grey and coral tones and figured that when I got to it, I'd manage to rustle up some bits for embellies. In the end I found papers from BG Ambrosia, Marrakech, Oliver and Curio, and Making Memories Paper Reverie Sienne. The embellishments ended up from just about all over my room including some vintage Bellaboo sewing thread, buttons, seam binding that I Glimmer Misted, pins and a flower brad that caught my eye.

Even though I usually shy away from sewing because of the time it takes, I decided to go for it this time around and was happy with the added texture and dimension it added.

Looking at the layout now, I think I will probably change out the journalling for a single strip across the page, but that can wait for now. I also struggle with journalling for these types of pages - what to write when the subject of the page is just a building with not all that much story around it?

This week's challenge from Pam is a gorgeous advertising spread from Anthropologie - my brain is whirring!


  1. Gorgeous colour combo, I love your LO and such beautiful embellies and stitching. I may have to have a go at this colour combo. Thanks for the inspiration.xxx

  2. Such a beautiful layout - it was totally worth the rummaging and stitching. It's gorgeous!

  3. love the colours, and the stiching is gorgeous

  4. You have such creative talent, I'm going to try and catch the pint rest bag, and find you as you have the most amazing collections

  5. I think you did a fabulous job with this challenge Lisa! If I don`t have much to say, I will just put a small journaling spot and keep it simple, usually to who, what, where, when. I think your strips look great!

  6. It's a beautiful, beautiful combination Lisa. Really lovely


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