Friday, 6 April 2012

Scrap Therapy April Room Challenge

This month's inspiration at SCRAP THERAPY is EASTER TABLE decor!!
(Its entirely up to you if you want to do Easter LO's or not :wink: )

Your challenge is to be inspired by each inspiration picture and scrap it! You can be inspired by anything in or about the picture :biggrin:
THe STAR winner and STANDOUT/S will be chosen on their scrapping interpretation, creativy and relevance to each picture
Make sure you put in your explanation in the gallery what inspired you.

You can enter more than one room, or all three for more chances!
However - no combining!! Each will be a separate LO for a separate room - be inspired by the colour and/or design; use specific elements or shapes if it takes your fancy, or even use it as a sketch for example!

Here are the 'rooms' with my interpretations under each of them (and some tips on how they were created if you are looking for ideas or new techniques to try :wink: )

This month the Design Team are using PRIMA

Easter Table 1

I was inspired by the branches and the colour...

I really loved the paper of the cream at the top and little birds on branches....
but would have loved the bottom bit to be pink instead of blue, so started fussy cutting this Songbird 'Sunrise' Paper

And replaced the blue bit with this gorgeous pink paper

White washing over these ticket stamps inked in black soot can give a romantic look and soften the colour a bit. The leaves are goregous and velvet like

These gorgeous little stitched canvas banner pieces add a lovely element to the flower vine I even threaded the little banner with one of the stringy-wire vine pieces.
Added to the LO are the Chipboard pieces and cute little Butterflies

Easter Table 2

My inspiration came from the style of the chairs which I matched to the little resin windowsand the horizontal line of flowers, so used Camille , Lucerne , flower vine in a paler lemon and in a vertical sytle.

Can you see the sweet cream envelopein the vine... its one in a packet of vintage trinkets. And love this green background paper with its elegant white border
Also used are a teapot stamp seen peeking out from the left side of the photo, Chipboard Stickers, bird twill trim, and green lace. A mixture of alpha's are used Songbird Stickers which has a couple of different fonts on it.

Easter Table 3

Loved the colour and the vertical centrepiece feel of this pic, it also features nature too.
The blue background paper is Sunkiss 'Sun dried'

These are the little Resist Canvas Butterflies (sold out) but there are plenty of other Resist Canvas products you can do this same technique with... its fun! Pretty self explanatory!
There's a couple of colours of Maya Rd mists in the shop. :P



The vertical centre piece is made up of paint on the bird stamp and these fab little wooden buttons.
Added to the LO is the gorgeous green lace and cream measuring tape and black lace.

I hope you feel inspired to go sit at that scrapping desk!! :P
and to come visit us at Scrap Therapy!

Hope you are having a wonderful Good Friday!



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww! These are GORGEOUS Mandy!! I loveeeeeeeeee the branches on the first one!! Very unique!!

Jody said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to get started on my LO's!

Lizzy Hill said...

Amazing, as always...LOVE that li'l trinket envelope in LO#2 & the mist on the butterflies in #3 is really really nice texture:):) As for that fussy cutting....I'm speechless!! Hope you having a fun Easter!!!!!

ann said...

Such beautiful examples and inspiration,
My favorite is the yellow room, I so love the colours and balance you have done.
Mandy I wish you and your family a very Happy Easter xx

Samantha said...

OMG! WOW! i have to admit you always blow me away with your Room inspirations, this month is just burst the inspire meter! i am really loven how you have used so Yummy! Wishing you and your family a super lovely Easter! {HUGS}

Cathy said...

WOW Mandy all such gorgeous creations.. can't pic a fav!! Happy Easter to you and your family :))

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet, wonderful easter layout!!!

sandi said...

Wow! What fabulous creations!

Lea said...

All so beautiful! Really love what you did with the branches and the banner on the first layout!

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful post Mandy!
so much to take in and so inspiring!
Thank You for sharing!!