Wednesday, 19 September 2012


Once again I was trying out a differing style. I think this one has a bit of a Louise Nelson feel too it, with the smaller picture, the paint splatters and the short title. I found the little photo sitting on my desk and I must have printed it out intending to use it for something else. Anyway, I knew I wanted to create an orange monochrome LO for The Lollipop Ladies so dad's shirt made this the perfect photo. Photo is my mum and dad on the last vacation we took as a family backin 2006.
Here is a close-up of the stunning Scrapmatts chipboard frame. I've used a technique I learnt from Linda Eggleton's blog in which she mixes sand with the paint to get a textured effect. You can also see the ribbon woven in, the Brown Sugar ribbons slide, a Chip Chop Shop doily and a very cute Lil' Red Rocket robot button that I had to buy even though I never thought I'd get to use it.
So as I was saying, this LO was created for The Lollipop Ladies. Their inspiration for this fortnight was gobstoppers with an additional challenge of monochromatic. I've gone with orange because it's my favourite colour. I tried to use a lot of circular elements to reflect that shape of the gobstoppers and went with the white title with black outline.

This LO also fits the criteria for the Southern Girls challenge which this month is 'blingy'. I have a heap of rhinestones scattered over the LO in amounst all the buttons and paint splatters.


  1. Oh wow Lauren, what a great page. It's a beautiful photo of your parents and that frame highlights it so well. Love all the embellies, well done.

  2. Wow! What a beautiful LO! I love orange, so this was one just for my taste! ;)
    Thanks so much for joining the Southern Girls - hope we'll see you again!
    Hugs Siv

  3. love the warm orange on your page. have that woodgrain paper too and must remember to use it soon.

  4. Lauren -- nice LO. I like how you added the circle elements to keep in the spirit of the Gobstoppers. Great pic of your folks with the sentiment and the orange is bright and cheery. Thanks for the inspiration.


  5. This is magnificent! Very artistic and the details are amazing!


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