Tuesday 21 October 2014

Lovely day

Hi all

A week has passed and I'm getting more movement each day in my arm.. the shoulder is stiff but all looking good so far.. of course..it take more than shoulder surgery to stop me crafting though! 

So here is my latest LO that I made using a mixed media style with lots of lovely layers..as per the Craft Hoarders Anonymous October challenge. 

First I used white acrylic paint as the background, then I added turquoise shimmer paint and several layers of other colours including silver and blue stickles. I drew several circles, which are below the clusters, but to be honest I wasn't really pleased with the colouring.. so I added the doily in two areas and clusters of embellishments to finish it off. I added touches of paint to each of the flowers so it all flows together. 

The inspiration  I used was this one here from Scrapsuffz Inspired By challenge blog.. which gave us this wonderful mood board to inspire me... so much to choose from.

Then I picked a sketch.. and I chose this one from Creative Scrappers, sketch no. 280. 

The photos are of my Uncles wedding day back in the 1970's.. another one for his 80th birthday album. 

To be honest, I used this as an entry into the UKS challenge this week too.. however, the task was to use a number in the tile.. so originally I used 
'1 Fine Day' as the title..but I wasn't at all happy with it, and I changed it to this instead.. better all round in my opinion! 

Thanks for dropping by and do pop back soon.. I've decided I am going to go to the retreat I was booked to go on Friday (thanks to a dear friend who has agreed to drive me).. so I'll have plenty more LO's to share soon. 

Have a good day all. 



  1. Wow - if this is what you come up with when you can't lift your arm - I am amazed! Thank you for joining us at SSIB
    Lyne - DT
    For scrapbook inspiration follow me at Lynn’s Everyday Ideas

  2. that is a gorgeous layout Elaine, I love the whole look!

  3. Great layout! Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  4. Aweosme layout! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  5. Great layout! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  6. Fantastic use of medias on your layout.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  7. Great layout. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  8. Love the textures on here! Just beautiful!

  9. Fabulous layout, love all the layers... thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Craft Blog.

  10. This is beautiful! Love the flower clusters and colors! Happy to see you again at SSIB!

  11. This is great. Love the paint and the flowers! I am pleased to hear that you are healing nicely! I will continue to pray for you! Thanks for playing along at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!