Friday, July 9, 2010

1,2,3 Challenge - July

This month's challenge was:

One Word: Passion
One Dominant Colour: Red
One Mystery Technique: Grunge 

Here is my LO for this challenge.  I started off well on this one but got blocked and had to leave it for a day before finishing it off.  I used Prima, Jillibean & Bo Bunny pp's.  Masked some butterflies with scarlet glimmermist and crackled over it, but you can't really see the crackling, then spattered some black paint.  I made circular tear in the Prima pp and backed it with the red Bo Bonny paper then silhouetted the pic of me & my DH. Did a fair bit of distressing & inking for a grungy look.  Stamped the background paper randomly with Prima music stamp.  I also stamped the chandelier and the wings on the title.  The red flowers are Prima... I added some diamond dust to the edges and the background flowers are hand cut, crumpled and inked.  Finished off with some machine and hand stitching.  This LO looks so much nicer IRL. 

Present for my Sister

Thought I would share these LO's which I put in frames for my sister.  These were some old photos of my sister and my mum when she was little and also a pic of my BIL as a baby.  She wanted something to put on her wall so I decided to make these for her in a vintage style as they were older pics.  Couldn't get the colours to show as nice as they do IRL.

Cheers, talk soon:)



  1. You really know how to take layouts to the next level! I love the intensity of the passion layout! And the vintage is just vinatagy perfect.

  2. wow, wow, love these, stunning cathy, love all your work

  3. Oh wow, love that passion layout, it's stunning, and those vintage layouts you did are gorgeous too!

  4. gorgeous cathy.... saw you in SM this month too ... awesome stuff - well done!

    Just letting you know that you have been nominated to 'pass it on' ... check out my blog for details... hope you don't mind playing along! ... cheers, jules xx

  5. Hi Cathie wow love the 123 challenge layout it looks awsome and so do your other two layouts.Take care Kerry xx

  6. Wow Cathy. They are all stunning. Your sister must have been very happy. Love the grunge too. Great work.