30 May 2011

Challenging May ...

I can't believe I picked today of all days to take photographs of my layouts for May challenges I have participated in.  It was absolutely bucketing down here, in fact the term "torrential rain" doesn't even seem to come close to describing it.  It was horribly wet and cold and really dark and my layouts tell this sad story even with some photoshop help.

The May challenge at Scrap the Boys was to scrap a layout about a collection of something your "boy" has.  One of the suggestions was of course Lego.  What boy doesn't like Lego I ask you and my son certainly is no exception.  Collecting Lego is a little scary.  Once you break down the original kit and the pieces all end up together in tubs and boxes you don't fully realise just how many very expensive sets of the little bricks you have - and truth be known you probably are better off remaining ignorant!!  Like my son keeps telling me "You can never have too much Lego Mum!".

Over on Kraft It Up they were asking us all to create a layout without patterned paper suggesting instead to use anything from fabric to paints - whatever we liked really just so long as it wasn't patterned paper.  I decided to use up some cardstock offcuts from my scrap bin and created this layout about my dd learning to drive.

123 had three criteria ...


COLOUR: Fire Engine Red

TECHNIQUE: Stitched Title

I had a bit of fun with this one deciding to use the fire engine red as my accent colour and also on the hand stitching on the word FUN.  It seems ages since we had this really great day out at Luna Park with friends.  All the kids had a ball and Coney Island was actually the hit of the day.  Goes to show that old fashioned fun can be just as much a draw card as computers and playstations.


Charmane said...

fabulous page Jane! Love your stitched word fun!!! thanks for playing at 123!!! xoxo Charmane

Becci Sundberg said...

Awesome! Love the coordinations cardstock underneath the photo. Great stitching. Thanks for playing along with my challenege at 123.

Nicolee said...

looks like you did have FUN! ;D luv those stars...thx for playing along! x