You may recall from last month's challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow.
"I love going to garage sales, flea markets and thrift shops to find fun items for me to upcycle into something else either for my own home or to give as a gift. I also love just to pick up some old things that appear to have some sort of story to them. I love the shabbiness of old, worn items and the warm comforting feeling they evoke.
My challenge for you is to scrap an old photo/photos. Not only that I want you to incorporate something that is not normally a scrapping item, upcycle/recycle something to include on your layout. Vintage is definitely not my style when it comes to paper crafting. I like clean and simple so this will be a challenge for me."
I have a busy day today with a fundraising crop, so I will be back with details and process later. And hopefully a less blurry photo. I am sure I didn't put that gate on that crooked, so I'm hoping a better photo will do this justice. Bear with me! And enjoy seeing what everyone else did with this month's challenge.
This shot gives you an idea of all the mucking about i did on the background! Yes, I'm having fun getting a little goopy on my layouts these days. It makes me happy. On this page, I misted, scraped texture medium through a Crafters' Workshop template, stamped, and smeared watercolour paint. You can also see the fussy cut flowers layered on the photo. I think between these fussy cut flowers in the lower right, the layer of yellow ticket paper in the upper right, the title on the left, and the chipboard gate, the photo is framed.
The gated was primed with gesso and then I misted it with 2 or 3 colours. Some fussy cut flowers from the MME Miss Caroline paper were added to the gate as well. The pearl hearts were a find at a scrappy garage sale and contribute to the vintage feel called for in this month's challenge.