Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Breakthrough sculpture-Winston Churchill Museum-Fulton, MO, USA

One of the most interesting finds of my holiday in USA this year was the Winston Churchill Museum, in Fulton, Missouri.   Located in grounds of the Museum was this sculpture called Breakthrough Sculpture.
The artist was Edwina Sandys, a granddaughter of Winston Churchill. From the Winston Churchill Museum website: "One year after the November 9, 1989, fall of the Berlin Wall, artist Edwina Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill, introduced her "Breakthrough" sculpture to a crowd of 7,000 people gathered on the campus of Westminster College. The 11-foot-high by 32-foot-long structure, perhaps the most important monument to be constructed on American soil since the Vietnam War Memorial, began as a dream in the mind of its sculptor." The sculpture comprises 8 pieces of the Berlin Wall.  Read more about it and why there is a Winston Churchill Museum in the USA.
My layout was inspired by Make it Monday 29 at The Memory Nest and it had the added criteria of mixed media element. I had a mixed media background that I created, a couple of weeks ago,  but did not like and was just about to throw it away. Of course, I found that it was ideal for this layout.

This close up shows some of the background I created - I first used torn bits of paper, then distress inks on white background, next came the paint, the golden texture paint, and stamping.  Today, I added the droplets of Gelato to echo those in the sculpture. There are bits of another piece that I was going to throw away. A mixture of stickers add to the whole graffiti look.  If you look closely at the sculpture you will see that the artist has put her initials and a figure on bottom left of one of the pieces.  I replicated that with my initials and a smiley face on my layout.
Two layouts in one day - on a roll - well actually my sister has been in hospital and rehab and I am taking a break from visiting today - so what better way to relax than get the mojo going.  Thanks for looking.  Margaret :) 

Peggy's Cove

I just don't like Peggy's Cove - I LOVE IT!!!  Now one of my favourite places in the world.
This layout was inspired by a layout by Laura Vegas here is my take on her beautiful creation.  There are 2 pockets just waiting to be filled with more bits and pieces.  I love that it is a layout than can take multiple photo's.  If you check out Laura's layout she used 8 photos where I have used the 4 photos.
Thank you Laura for your inspiration.   Thank you for looking, Margaret :)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

# How to eat a lobster - Shediac Bay cruise style!!!

On 22nd June our Trafalgar group headed to Shediac Bay on Prince Edward Island for a cruise, explanation of how lobsters are farmed, and then lunch.   Now this was the first time I had ever eaten lobster.....
Scrapbook Challenges Layout  417 was ideal for this series of photographs.  I loved the layout so I much that I did indeed make a double layout.
This was a day full of smiling and laughter and every time I remember this day it brings a smile to my face.  I have used all Stampin' Up! (r) Maritime Designer Series Paper. I love how the colours just match the photographs. The following two photographs show the individuals layouts more closely - I think me eating lobster is all about my hands,my eyes and my expressions.

Truth time, I did not like lobster!!!!   I know what the!!! At least I tried it!!!!


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