For this challenge, we were tasked to create a LO using one of the CKCB blog challenges posted this month....now... me, being me, I have already had a go at some of the other challenges and posted them previously...however, when I saw the challenge asking us to use 'containers' within our LO, I simply KNEW which photos I would use as I've been looking for an excuse to use them!
Last year, as you may already know as I had blogged about it before, I held a pre-wedding garden party for my son who subsequently got married last June. I had a great time making decorations for the party, pom-poms, bunting, banners, paper chains and the like.. but most importantly, I knew the party would go on into the evening, so I had to think of a way to light the garden too.
With a lot of help from my friends, who graciously helped me collect them, I 're-purposed' 200 glass jars... jam jars, pickle jars, sea food jars..you name it.. if it fitted a candle I took it! Gratefully!
I then decorated each one with lace, washi tape, netting, ribbons, tulle etc and placed a candle in each to lead the way up the garden. It looked so pretty during the day and evening... I'm just glad the English weather was kind to us.
Anyway.. that's the story behind the photos.. so now on to the LO.. which is, I'm sure, the main reason you are popping by! Here it is! (sorry the photo is a bit wonky!)
First I chose the background from my January Counterfeit Kit.. I chose the pale mottled aqua sheet that I still had complete in one piece. Then I took the piece of red and pink striped Christmas paper from the kit and matted my photos on to this. It is a bit Christmassey really, but I hid it with the photos that I had left a white border on. I then took a piece of patterned paper with small triangles on it, and cut it into a wide banner to go across the photo mat, two thirds of the way down. I then layered a doily on to that, cut two red labels out of some scrap and set it all in place.
And then.... I went off piste..... Well you have to sometimes don't you??.. you just know you have the perfect piece of paper to go with your LO, that you didn't think to include in your kit in the first instance. So I dug out a piece of American Crafts Dear Lizzy paper and cut two mason jars from it, adhered it to the banner with a label and added some Cosmo Cricket stickers from my stash and a couple of fabric covered wooden butterflies.
To make the title I added white foam letters, but it didn't stand out enough, so first I dabbed an ink pad on them, but that colour wasn't dense enough so I used Pro-Markers to colour the letters instead, used some ribbon from my stash for the tags and added my journaling block, some bling and a couple of pins and I was done.
Here are some more close ups of the jars and my journaling and a photo of the garden 'all dressed up' too.
BTW if you are wondering where I got the idea for the LO, I used a sketch from the 'Stuck?!' blogspot.. do remember to have a look at their blog next time you too are 'Stuck?!
Have a good day everyone and do leave me some comments.. it'll make my day! Thanks for looking...now please hop on over to Dawns BlogSpot for some more major kit smashing!