Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Junk modelling!

Alex has been loving the past few days at nursery as they have been doing 'junk modelling'. So far he has made a police station and now these two police cars which he is very proud of.
It is time for WOYWW again! My desk this week is in the midst of scrapbooking so there are scraps of papers, my cutting mat, craft knife, ruler, double sided tape and my trusty mug of tea all present on my desk.  The rest of the scraps of paper, the ones I have decided not to use, have been swept into a pile and dumped on the floor until I finish the layout!
This card was made to fit with the Less is More challenge for this week, which is to use colours of your flag (red, white and blue). My original entry had a little bit of green on so I decided to enter again with a true red, white and blue card! This also fits the DCM 'poppies' and Kaboodle Doodles 'primary colours' challenges.
And finally, here is the finished scrapbook layout which followed this weeks Creative Scrappers sketch. For the background I used a sizzix die to cut out the leaf shape which I used as a mask for the distress ink shabby shutters, I then used the inverse to make a stencil which I used twice with pine needles distress ink.  For the leaf in the corner I used the stamp from this months crafty stamper, stamped using pine needles and embossed with clear embossing powder and then used a paintbrush to pain shabby shutters over the top. I hand drew stitches round the letters and the central panel. This layout is therefore being entered into CCC 'sew mad', crafty cardmakers spotlight 'stencils', Simon says stamp and show 'Tim Holtz technique' and The crazy challenge 'embossing' challenges. That is all from it is time to clear up that pile of papers!  Have a nice rest of the week.


sasa said...

GREAT post today. Love the card and your LO is just wonderful with such fab colours!
I also have a Dutch pretties parcel giveaway on my blog today if you fancy some colour!
Thanks for sharing your WOYWW desk today,
Sarah at 3

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love both card and layout! The pics of the boys in the den made me smile as it only seems like the other day that it was my two doing that! I thought the subdued leafy background was very effective. I'm having my first giveaway if you'd like to give it a shot! x

Neil said...

Thanks for sharing your space this week and I hope the rest of your week goes well! Lovely work in progress.

Kathyk said...

Smashing projects from you - love those flowers


mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi There, Love your LO fab colours and great photos :0) Your LIM card is great too, pretty poppies and a beautiful butterfly, Gay xxx

Chrissie said...

Love the poppies Caro!
It's great to have a second submission from you this week.
Super stuff!
Lady LIM
"Less us More"

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful creations! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Hope you could share how your card was done. =)

ScrappnBee said...

Wow! That is a really beautiful card! Good luck with the challenges that you are entering! It really does not need more than its red white and blue to be perfect! Happy WOYWW -Amanda

Brodders said...

Great layout. Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck - Jane x

Margaret said...

Stunning card Caro
Margaret x

Mandi said...

Super card Caro
thanks for entering another card
Thanks so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Karen Aicken said...

I just adore your card ... beautifully done! (Layout is cute too). TFS
Cheers, Karen

Anne said...

Hello Caro. Love the card and the layout. Happy WOYWW Anne x

JoZart said...

Lovely poppies and fab DEN LO but I must admit you are surpassed in excellence by Master A with his recycled art.. FAB!
joZarty x

Tertia said...

The card is beautiful and the LO is lovely, but my favourite has to be that little face proudly holding those awesome police cars!

okienurse said...

great post! Love the pic of Alex with his junk art! He should be proud of the police cars they are awesome! Very nice card and layouts. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colouring. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

jackid said...

this LO is baeutiful thanks for joining us at CCM spotlight this time
Jacki xx

Aileen said...

The poppies look great against the blue sky. Love your scrapbooking page too. x

Anonymous said...

Looks like Alex has been having a lot of fun at nursery. Great LO and card, love the colours on both and really love the masked leaves on the LO.

Brenda 73

Violets Corner said...

The scrapbook page is fabulous, love it!

Many thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges.


Beccas pysselparadis said...

What a wonderful card, love the elegant and stylish look! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

Jenny said...

Love how you used the red,white and blue colours, the poppies are so vibrant against the sky :)
The LO is lovely too especially the masked leaves.
Jenny x

JeanFB said...

Love your LIM card - the poppies on the blue sky are such a great interpretation of the Red, White, and Blue!

Dominique said...

Your Scrapbooking page is awsome! I love all the wonderful details! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Crazy Challenge! Good luck, Dominique

Yogi said...

thanks for the glimpse. nice card. love poppies. Have a great day

I go by CHIC said...

Love Layout of the Den. It reminds me of my childhood and the little hidey cove we made in a backyard bush!!!

Spyder said...

Busy as usual! Love your card and your scrap page!Happy (very late) WOYWW

Josephine said...

Fabulous creations!

Thanks for joining us in the Spotlight!