Wednesday, November 23, 2011

123...

It's really hot in Perth today and apparently tomorrow is going to be worse. No rain in sight either. :(  My DD and some friends were off to the beach mid morning already, but I think I'll stay indoors by the aircon and maybe even scrap a little. :)  Any excuse, hey?
Today I'm sharing my take on the 123 Challenge for November. The criteria for this month:
COLOUR: Grey
WORD: Please
TECHNIQUE: Unusual Stamping {stamp on something different, stampWITH something different... its up to you!
I've gone with a pic of my DS when he was 14 years old. This boy makes me smile (and laugh out loud) every day. He is almost always happy, always friendly and so easy to please.  Unfortunately he has been very ill this last week. The doc thinks he has glandular fever. Just waiting for the last results from the blood tests. Poor boy. :(
Anyways, back to my layout.  I had loads of fun with this one. I painted gesso over the grey background. I've used a sheet from the Authentique 'Blissful' collection for this.  I've stamped over the gesso using the Kaisercraft 'Bubble wrap' clear stamp.  My flowers were cut from canvas using a Tim Holtz die cut and then stamped on using the Kaisercraft 'Script' clear stamp. I've got some muslin peeping out of the openings on the sides. Used the last piece of my Dusty Attic 'Chicken Wire Panel' too. (Will have to get some more.) All the products used are available from Handmade by Suzanne.
 A close up of my canvas flower.
 Another little canvas flower under the yellow button.
 Some of the 'bubble wrap' stamping.
And another little close up, just because I can. :)
That's all for today! Hope you are having a great week. Thanks for visiting and for all your lovely comments. They make my day.
Until next time!
M xox

17 comments:

Rachael Funnell said...

It Cloudy & Cool here today! After yesterday 30mm of Rain fall which was Quite nice!!!
OH! MY! Glandular Fever! That's NO good...
Wishing Him a Quick Recovery....
Your Gesso Background with the Bubble wrap Stamp & the Black Splatters all look TOTALLY AWESOME.....
I'm also Loving the rips with the Burlap Peaking out is another Gr8 Touch!!!
FABBO....... Marelize
♥♥

Elaine said...

Feeling the heat down in Busselton too,not as hot as Perth but hot enough. Wish your boy all the best, I have had glandular fever and it's not fun.
I love your LO, I struggle with boy LOs but you have nailed it. Might have to pinch some ideas :).

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Hi Marelize! Here in Greece we have cold and clouds..LOL...I envy your hot weather! I prefer hot than cold! I am so sorry to hear about your DS...poor guy..I hope he gets well soon! I love the artsy style of your layout!!!! Gorgeous design and really balanced!!!Beautiful work on this!!!!!!
Hugs!!!

Leonie said...

Hi! Fab Layout, great colour for a boy page. The stamping and gesso look great.
Hope you get some rain soon! x

Mandy said...

i absolutely live this one to bits ...some great ideas in thus one...gorgeous work...oh no...my son was do sick with glandular fever 2 years ago..it was xmas eve when he got it...he should have give ti hospital..i was so worried about him..it took intravenous antibiotics and a long time to recover..hope your ds doesn't get it like he did...take care m...xxx

Nadia Cannizzo said...

How sweet does he seem? Really looks like an easy person to please. Funny how you can tell that just from a photo.

LOVE your take on this challenges. I found it a tad ..ummm..challenging LOL but you have done SO well with it. '

Hope a speedy recovery for this dear boy. Take care!

donna said...

Gorgeous layout Hun... Thanks for our beautiful comments on my blog
D xx

Kim said...

totally cool Marelize I adore the texture you have got going on with this one.........hope your son i s better soon!

Chantelle said...

wow, it's so masculine - perfect for your boy - love the bubble wrap stamping onto the gesso - really cool. But I love it all really!! Hope your big boy feels better soon and you all stay cool ♥

Treesa said...

LOVE your layout the paint and distressing very cool!! Hope your gorgeous boy gets well very soon :))

Lynette said...

I hope your son will soon be better Marelize...the layout you made of him is stunning and I love how you used the chicken wire chipboard.

tania said...

so beautiful, the stamping, wire and all the doings:)

Kerryn said...

LOVE it! I love the touches of texture with the muslin. Hope your boy gets better soon.

Helen Tilbury said...

I love everything about this one Marelize! The colour scheme is gorgeous, as is the muslin & chicken wire chippie & the photo and title are great too! I am also sitting with my aircon on but here it has been raining 24/7 for 10 days now and looks set to continue...

Helen Tilbury said...

I forgot to say I hope your son feels better soon :)

Heather Jacob said...

love it love it love it ..... this is sooooooooooooooo awesome Marelize .... the texture, design, pic colours ... all of this page is totally magical .. hugz x

Paula said...

Brilliant layout!!! Love the paint & stamping, also your chipboard & texture peaking out behind the paper...hehe love it all actually ;)