Monday, October 6, 2014

100614 CKC October Royal Challenge #1

Our lovely Queen Laura has issued a royal edict:


Now it just so happens that I made some cute little forged ribbon bows for my kit this month!
Why thank you, Queen Laura, for such a timely challenge idea :~)
They didn't make it onto this page but I did use more of the ribbon
on my banner accents & my custom rosette.


Everyone will applaud the clever little rosette,
but it's funny how "inspiration" hits if we only knew the whole story...

When I went to put the fancy stitching on my photo mat the not-so-smart machine stitched pattern #6 when I had chosen #5. I hadn't planned out how to go round the corners but it mostly worked out with a few stitches by hand to mesh things up. But before I was round the whole frame...


Oops! My bobbin ran out - boooo!
I thought, well, I'll just cover that up with... something...


I used a punched circle for a foundation piece to staple the ribbons to. The gold foil circle is from a pack of office supplies! Quite inexpensive compared to scrapbook supplies, as a rule.


Quite happy with how it turned out. Lest you think I am utterly brilliant  here is where I was inspired:

Her blog link HERE

My purpose in making this layout was Mandysea's challenge last month to scrap your new season. Be sure you go have a look at her gorgeous page. She lives down under so she is just entering into Spring.

Leave me some love!

13 comments:

  1. Fabulous and clever use of your ribbon and I'm so loving your jpegs :)

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    1. Thanks, Lesley! I love vintage images, and these both came from a free site called The Graphics Fairy http://thegraphicsfairy.com/ You can sign up for daily emails of new images but her library of images is astonishing. There are also tut posts showing how people have used her images in home decor. I have saved my own cache of images that appealed to me.

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  2. Oh My!!!!! You have created a brilliant page!! Can I just say...love the banner, love the embellishments, love the rosette, love the stitching! Ok with that being said...I must add that I love the overall effect of the page! Just lovely!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Julia! I love what diving into my kit ends up producing :D

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  3. Great page, cute rosette, although I am tempted to turn that leaf right side up, even though I understand you pointed it down like the rest of the leaves on the page.

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    1. Lol, Susanne - I had the same thought once I saw it on my computer screen :)

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  4. We must have been channelling across the seas as I made a rosette too. I love how you came to create yours. The whole page is awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Jules! I have to go look for yours :)

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  5. Wow cool layout I am so just in awe with that banner :) Nice cover for the mistake we do so well with mistakes us scrappers :)

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    1. Thanks, Tina. Necessity is the mother of invention :)

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  6. The Queen adores your use of ribbon :D

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    1. Why thank you, Your Majesty... (insert curtsy here)

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