Tuesday, October 1, 2013

oh no not the kitchen

                  any room but the kitchen, no, ok the kitchen it is.  That's the challenge at Scrap It Girl this month Kitchen color challenge.  I have to be honest the kitchen is not my favorite room in the house for a couple of reasons.  The first being this room has not been redone, the wall paper you see in the photo below is 20+ years old, uuuggghhhh!  The second reason, I don't particularly like to cook, lets say if it would to go in a top ten list for me it would definitely rank eleven and finally no matter how many times you do the dishes there is always more to do!

I wanted to share this photo below because this was my inspiration (the wallpaper, ugh, I know) for my projects below and I wanted to share that this is my all time favorite dish.  Yes that is a plate hanging by the red ribbon, yes the one with the big hole in it.  Isn't it fabby?  It is to me, not too many people have a plate with a hole in the middle.  My son brought this home one day from school, they were doing ceramics and somewhere along the way something went wrong and his plate exploded in the center.  He was quite disappointed and really didn't want to give it to  me, I on the other hand loved it and thought it to be very special and this is where it hangs.

So for the Scrap It Girl kitchen color challenge I picked the majority of my kitchen colors which are blues, browns(wood), creams.  I first made this card for the challenge but I still had some kitchen mojo left so....

I embossed the background then brayered the blue over it, love it
... I made a page, same color combo of course

here you see some green added for the leaves there actually is some green in the wallpaper leaves

So go on over and check out Scrap It Girl for the kitchen color challenge, oh and I hear  in November there will be a double challenge.  For October the prize is


 Here are some more blogs you may want to check out and enter creations:

For my page I made I followed the sketch from Scrap & Music, my title is part of the song "she's got eyes of the bluest skies"  it fit perfectly for my photo.  I love the sketch.

It's a anything goes challenge at 2 Sisters challenge blog, a favorite for everyone.
Time to play Bingo at 4 Crafty Chicks, my page includes buttons, embossing (the butterfly) and flowers.
Allsorts challenge is "how does your garden grow", since I have lots of flowers I thought I would enter my layout.
All you have to do to enter Frosted Designs challenge is add texture to your project, I added gesso for the white circle , I also have several differnt textures of paper, metal, fabric, resin, metal.
For the monthly challenge at Natalie and Amy, it's shabby chic, that's what I was I was aiming for when I made my page.
Pile It On is having a leaf challenge, I used plenty of leaves on my page.
There is a flower challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and a DT call, all my paper flowers on my layout are handmade

Thank you all for looking, happy crafting!


  1. OMGOSH is this wonderful, love it, awesome, thanks for playing our bingo challenge at 4 Crafty it...way to go! Thanks for coming back to our challenge blog!

    Leanne DT!

  2. Love the card and the layout,just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us over at Frosted Designs.

  3. great flower cluster....thanks for playing along at Scrap & Music

  4. Wow.....what a gorgeous page and card! I love all your texture and flowers. Darling story as well. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  5. I have to agree with you... I am not a big fan of the kitchen!! But I do love what you did with your card! And your layout is spectacular!! All of the layers and embellishments work together beautifully! Thank you for taking on our texture challenge at Frosted Designs!

    barb :)

  6. magnifique! merci pour ta participation