Sunday, September 15, 2013

Scrap Africa's 'Washi tape and Twine' challenge

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the new week that awaits! A bit optimistic I know. Lol! We had a fairly busy weekend.  My hubby was away for work the last two weekends, so we had loads of little projects to catch up on as well as social commitments on Friday and Saturday. A full weekend but very enjoyable. :)
Scrap Africa's new challenge went live today and it's a great one! All you have to do is to use Washi tape and twine on your layout. Then link it to the bottom of THIS post on the Scrap Africa blog before the end of the month.  To see the rest of the DT's gorgeous creations, have a look HERE.
Here is my layout.  I have tried my hand at the mixed media thing again. I am constantly amazed and inspired by the stunning work of my gorgeous online scrappy friend Kelly Foster and a lot of my inspiration for this layout comes from looking at her blog. Thank you Kelly. :) xx
I've started with a sheet of patterned paper from the new Bo Bunny 'The Avenues' collection.  The photo is one of my mum's side of the family at Christmas 1964.  I am happy to say, that it was before I was born. Lol!  My grandmother and grandfather are sitting in the middle with their 5 children and their husbands/wives as well as 9 grandchildren at the time.  I was one of 7 more grandchildren that followed.
WARNING!!  Close up overload ahead! :)  First is a little close up of my flower cluster, with some beautiful Petaloo flowers and metal pieces from Prima and Tim Holtz.  I've added hemp twine to the button at the top of the cluster and a bow at the bottom. :)
A close up of the strips of washi tape as well as strips of torn calico, lace, etc.  I've added more texture using a Prima stencil and some Texture Magic.
More of the stencil work.  My title was cut using my Silhouette machine.
Another close up for good measure. :)
I hope you get a chance to play along with this challenge.  Would love to see your entries.
That's all I have for today!  I better get to bed.  Thank you so much for visiting.  I hope you have a wonderful week!
Until next time.
M xox


17 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Good on you, with the mixed media - I really like how you've laid down the washi then textured OVER it - I've seen that at Kelly's & I reckon it looks way cool.....great job - & I must say, that's a BIIIIIG family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lizzyc said...

HI..This is stunning, and the mixed media stuff that is all around now is amazing, love Kelly Foster and her sister and so many others who seem to do incredible creations with MM.. Love your layout, love the background textures, great photo too...

Rachael Funnell said...

This is SERIOUSLY beautiful Marelize... the masking over the washi tape,lace etc looks FANTASTIC!!

Lynette said...

You are rocking the mixed medias... love, love this. I love watching Kelly's videos and have come across Limor Webber's videos. I am amazed at how much of their talent they are prepared to share...and I want to learn so much more.

Kerryn said...

It looks so fabulous Marelize!! I reckon mixed media suits you :).

Sandie Edwards said...

Ohhh this is just glorious, every single detail is so yummy. I admire your use of washi, always love it on people's creations, and pluck it off my own. :-/ The hemp twine looks so cool in the buttons!

Kelly Foster said...

Hello :)
So happy to wake up this morning and read this...you are so sweet and I am always in awe when someone is inspired by my work :)
This layout is just amazing, wow!!! The layers are incredible as is your mixed media work.
You rock! Keep it up!!

Denise van Deventer said...

This is really gorgeous Marelize and you certainly did a great job with the mixed media! Love the result...a definite favourite for me! ;-)

Kim said...

I am totally in love with those layered strips!

Heather McMahon said...

Wow Marelize - this is fantastic! I love the detail and the colour combo is drop-dead gorgeous!

Tracey said...

OMGosh.....this is gorgeous! Beautiful layers, love the colours too!

Adriana B said...

wonderful page, love all the washi tape and texture paste :)

Chantalle said...

Beautiful, beautiful details lovely lady

Nicole Doiron said...

Thank you so much for the kind comment on my blog! From what i've seen so far on yours, you are pretty talented yourself. I love this layout in particular - love your choice of color for the flowers! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creations and am so happy to have met another crafty friend :)))

Helen Tilbury said...

What a great design!! This is really original & unusual & I love the care & detail you put into all your creations!!

sarah martin said...

What a stunning background you have created. I love the textures and layers x

Jennifer Shaw said...

Oh this is just stunning! So many amazing details and dimension! You always scrap the vintage B&W's so beautifully! Hmm... Christmas of '64... I was here and 5 months old. LOL