Sunday, March 13, 2016

A challenge that was really a challenge!!!

I am participating in a challenge over at Soul Scrappers, where the participants are all sent the same bundle of items, see below.   I must admit that when I got my envelope (see tucked behind with the USA stamps, they were not required to be included in the layout) I was not gushing over with ideas, so I let them stand for a while. The angel sticker really stumped me - as it is not an image I would usually select and use and on my layouts.
This weekend, I attended a scrapbooking retreat and during the week I prepared the selection ready to put on a layout - at that stage I still had no firm idea of what I would be doing!!!!.   I got out my distress paints and went to town colouring everything either pink or blue or even a mixture of pink and blue. I had found an old photo back from in the days when they would colour photos-I have no idea of who these girls are, the photo was in a suitcase of old photos and memories I received when my uncle passed away many years ago.  I would say it is circa 1950's.
Here is what I created this weekend.  I used all the items supplied. 
What surprised me the most was that when I used distress ink and water on the vellum, it rolled of its own accord so I ran with that idea turning them into tubes before adhering to my layout.  If  you have read above you will see that I had great difficulty in deciding what to do with the angel sticker - should I paint it another colour or should I leave out altogether???  I decided to add texture paste to it and the image of the black and white face image (look closely and you will also see that I coloured her with pink as well). I hope that this softened both images.
Here is a close up of the rolled vellum:
It was fun creating this layout.  I decided title the layout - Traditional to reference the girls dressed in their Sunday Best.
Thank you for looking,   Margaret :)
ps More layouts that I completed during the weekend to follow.


Mitzi Luttrull said...

Hi Margaret. I left you a comment, but I'm not sure if it took or if it just doesn't appear until you approve it. I'll be sure to leave a comment on your page at Soul. Thanks for participating in my challenge and for blogging about it. Your experience was fun to read.

Mary Steinemtz said...

Love it, very clever on the vellum I learned something new today, thank you, never knew you could water and roll vellum. Beautiful LO and very creative.

Mary Steinemtz said...

Beautiful LO. Boy, I learned something today from you. I never knew you could wet and roll vellum, love how it turn out. A lot of hard and creative work went into this.


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