Sunday, 22 August 2010

We 'R' Still Family

4th challenge for the month! This is for the song title challenge, it had to have the title "We are family" and a scalloped edge. I changed the title slightly because I ran out of 'e's. :) How cool are the crochet dolies on this one? I purchased a whole bunch from Pretties Etc at a very reasonable price.

My family would get yearly family portraits for a couple of years but then we just seemed to stop bothering. The recent one on the LO was taken just before mum commence her chemo treatments. Pretty safe to say we all look a lot different now compared to the first photo!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Aussie Christmas LO

The colour challenge at Challenge Heaven this month was Red, Black, Green and Orange. I had such a hard time figuring out how to get those to all work together and was about to go in a totally different direction with orange as my base colour when I came accross this patterned paper while looking for red paper for the previous LO. I think the end result if pretty cool, and I'm happy I got to use another older photo of my and my siblings.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Fun Creating With Dad LO

What's this, a LO with a little person in the photo?! It's actually an old photo of me, creating something with my dad way back around 1990. This one is for the Challenge Heaven Ebony and Ivory Challenge. Colours this month were black or white and red and you had you use paint. This was nothing like what I'd originally intended to create but I think it worked out rather nicely nonetheless.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Birthday Boy LO

The month is almost half way through and I have only created one LO so far! I don't think I'm going to have much luck getting to the 4 I need to be entered into the monthly draw at Challenge Heaven.

Photos are my parter and his mother celebrating his birthday. I loved the little monkey I've cut out of some patterned paper as my nickname for Ben is 'monkey'.

Anyway, this LO is based on the sketch provided by Shell.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

A Time of Change LO

Here is my fifth LO for July at Challenge Heaven. Finished it a day late so it wont count but I had this idea of the LO sketch for a while and couldn't go past the chance to do any orange LO since it's my favourite colour. For the Ebony and Ivory challenge, had to pick black OR white and orange and use mini-alphas. If I had a chance to do this one again I'd get rid of some of the white space at the top to leave more room for the journalling at the bottom. I wasn't expecting to write that much.

This LO focuses on my mum's battle with breast cancer and the start of her chemo treatment. One of the biggest challenges for her is the loss of her hair so that is what I've focused on here.