Wednesday, January 31, 2007

UKS Jan Week 5 Challenge

Finally, I managed to get the sewing machine sorted out. Still no zig zag, but I did locate spare needles. I needed this design completing for my Jan points.
The design challenge is underneath.
This photo just doesn't look great on here, but it is the best I have ever taken.
I stood undeneath the tree & took it. I have blurred the edges slightly to give it a romantic quality!!
Their is a new mid week extra card dare set but right now I have a blank mind. I just can't get a design working. It is most probably the cold. I can't feel my hands & feet. Today is day 5 & the flat is very damp & horrid now.
I ran a bath on Sunday not realising the boiler had gone out & it wasn't even lukewarm, eugh!!!
My poor kettle has been boiled within an inch of its life!!

Challenge is by Dizzy Dots.
All to do with Romeo & Juliet & Sleeping Beauty.
Use a Shakespeare quote 10pts
A picture of someone/thing sleeping or something you think is beauty 10pts
Use dots as they are the dizzy dots 5pts
Use or pocket or stitching 5pts bonus 30pts
TOTAL= 40pts.
I used Dena's closet paper, Quote is from The Tempest; Merrily, merrily shall I live now, under the blossom that hangs on the bough..... rather fitting I thought!!
Blossoms from poundland! Brads papermania big brads, I am soooooo in love with these!
Title & quote done using font Vivaldi on self adhesive vellum.
Edges inked with brown ink & tiny tag (another recycled gift tag) also inked pink & brown.
It says So Beautiful on it in Vivaldi font.

I am very pleased with how this page turned out. Stitching's a bit wonky but adds to the effect that I wanted to achieve. Kind of a "world is crooked but there is beauty to see", IYKWIM!!!
My next design is using the new pencil lines sketch from the guest designer Elsie Flannigan.
Go over & have a look, it really is fantastic. I already have my photos ready, it will be fun shots of me. So, once my heat is back on & my crafting fingers warm, I will complete it!!!!


Alette said...

Love what you made Paula, the photos is beautiful :)
Hope your heat is going on very soon cause with this kinda weather it is darn cold without a heater.


Kathy said...

This is such a pretty LO Paula. I love the soft look you've acheived with it.
As for boilers - well don't get me started! We moved here at the end of March last year and our boiler is still not working properly. Plumbers by the million (ok I exagerate) have been called out, not turned up or turned up seen what's wrong and said they'll be back when they get the right "part" then never bothered coming back. And Guess Whaat? there's another one due at 11am....

Hope you get this sorted soon though - we spent a very very cold few days when we first moved in and didn't know how to get round the problem - it wasn't funny, not at my sympathies are with you

Gillian Hamilton said...

Paula this is such a beautiful LO.. It's so soft and pretty and what a Stunning photo.. Just love it..

Brigitta said...

this is sooo pretty Paula, love that blossom!!