Friday, June 7, 2013

ARTistic Challenge

I came across this blog whilst out blog surfing one day and I was immediately drawn to the criteria at ARTistic Challenge - the use of recycled material to feature prominently on your work for their June Challenge. So I had a go!


My sisters decorating style is shabby chic/French Provincial and so I have tried to capture these on the layout.  Many years ago whilst in US I purchased a bag of Bits of Inspiration - the bag contained bits of paper, antique labels, funky scraps, old postage, bit of metal and more! And I have used many of the bits on this layout. I laid the paper onto the backing from an old packet paper of Stampin' Up! - I would normally throw this out.  The Shabby Chic tag and pink ribbons are from some goodies she purchased on holidays this past month, the pin was from a clothes tag from a top I purchased this month, and a single diamante earring I had has been added as well.  The reference to Paris on a number of the embellishments represents her love for this city.  The ruffled up green paper was looking rather boring until I added some left over Kaisercraft Jewel self adhesive pearls and rhinestones.

10 comments:

Jane said...

Welcome to ARTastic Margaret - this page is stunning, it has so much depth and colour to it and your use of recycled bits and bobs is just sensational. Well done.

DebiJ said...

Just love your recycled ephemera here Margaret, styled so well & all adding up to a terrific page.
How lovely that you have joined us at ARTastic this month!

Susan Hogan said...

What a great layout this is! Love it!

Renee said...

Wow you have done an amazing job! You have definately captured the french country styling and youve managed to include so many recycled items!

Elaine said...

Glad you found our blog ARTastic Margaret. Your page is wonderful, so much to look at. I especially like the idea of recycling an earring. Thanks so much for joining us this month.

Lesley French said...

What a lovely layout! I love how you have grouped all your bits and pieces. Thanks for joining us at ARTastic!

Helene Bogren said...

There are so many details here! I especially love the ear ring!! Thanks for playing along at ARTastic.

Helene Bogren said...

There are so many details here! I especially love the ear ring!! Thanks for playing along at ARTastic.

Julie Short said...

How warm and welcoming your layout is Margaret and thank you for finding ARTastic and joining in to. I hope we see more of your lovely art.

Shazza said...

Fabulous page Margaret, I love the bits and bobs you have added which has made your page look AMAZING!
Glad you found our site...please, please can you come back next month :)

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