Monday, August 8, 2011

Helen's Challenge

So, on my trip to Canada, I spotted this really cool sheet of paper. It's by Pinkpaislee and called Decorative Doilies, House of Three, and has this really cool resist pattern. It looked perfect for Helen's Challenge on the Do More with Less blog (TOTALLY LOVE THAT NAME) where she is a guest designer. There is another day or so to participate so go check it out.

Here are her rules:

The challenge is to MIX YOUR MISTS (Modern Shabby Style!)
1) Use at least 3 different colours of mists (diluted acrylic paint in a spray bottle works too) I used three or four different colors

2) Use chipboard that you have first used as a mask for your mists: I originally used some chipboard flowers but hated them and the outline and not having any chipboard I loved, I opted to go with a Tattered Angels stencil.

3) Use up some of your old (or new!) rub-ons (stickers work too)-added the one at the top and one at the bottom that says "laugh"
4) Add an eclectic assortment of other elements to give your creation a MODERN SHABBY

And, in keeping with the theme of recycling that is promoted on this site, a bottlecap with a flower insert! I got to use some new crackle clear glaze I found too. It doesn't LOOK crackly, but rest assured it is crackly. In one of the photos above, I added a few drops around the photos as accents and it cracked nicely! The lace at the bottom of the page has also been passed along from one scrapper to another so it's nice it's getting some use. It takes mist nicely, so that is awesome.

I also used a sketch from Sketchy Thursdays which was fun. They always have super cool sketches.

I had to combine two photos to get my square, but I got to use all the photos I wanted!

And, on my blog you may have noticed I am doing some upgrades. My neighbor asked how I follow along with so many blogs and the answer wasn't an easy one. She didn't want a blog of course, so I suggested I just add what I follow on my sidebar. Of course the new header was just plain old fun! Since I spend a fair amount of time looking a scrappages from around the world, I thought a photo of me and the kids with some American flags in the background would be fun.


  1. Your new header looks great! I'm glad you added your favorite blogs. The difference between you and me though, is that you actually do the challenges and sketches and I just think "I should do that". That had got to change! By the way, I am so jealous that you get to work from home. Someday...

  2. This is AWESOME! I loveeeeeeeeee that masking with the different colors and loveeeeeeeeee the photos!! Thanks soooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Gorgeous job! You misting is awesome!!! Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays!

  4. Oh wow! This is pretty awesome! Love the masking and misting! And the upcycling with the bottlecap! :)

    Thanks so much for playing along with my guest Helen's modern shabby challenge! :)

  5. Truly awesome page Mitra. Love it. The perfect paper for it I agree! That will be on my list for sure - WOW - rocked the misting girl - putting me to shame really!!! And I love the upcycling aspect too - very cool. Did you see Yvonne's new site - called LESSology - she does come up with the coolest names doesn't she?! And let me tell you the easiest way to keep up with a lot of blogs. There is only one way. Make a private blog. Add your blogs in there according to category, ie Online shops, manufacturers, blogs you stalk, blogs you comment on, etc. Works a treat. Way better than a google reader. Put everyone in alphabetically rather than when they update, so that when you are returning a comment for example you can find the blog quickly & easily as it's alphabetical. Of course you could add the blogs to your sidebar but this slows your blog-loading down which puts people off reading your blog, and inevitably you end up bored with some blogs & move on, then if you delete those blogs the people may notice, so I just prefer to keep my reading choices private so as not to upset anyone :) Naughty me out of bed & hubby is chasing me back in now so gotta go!

  6. Love your layout!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!!


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