Monday, 18 July 2011

ARTastic July Challenge ...loving life!!

Hi there - well I don't think I've come down yet - still on could 9 about being on the Stuff 2 Scrap Creative team!! I guess the high has inspired this layout too! This is my first time using the new Tim Holtz kraft resist paper and oh my - I'm in love! The challenge is to use this painting Octoroon Girl by Archibald Motley....

Then for extra points you have to use a picture of yourself; shades of red and maroon and a hat or gloves somewhere on your lo (ooh tricky - mine is in the background on the kraft paper - can you see it?!).
I used the new Tim Distress Stain on the background and made that little rosette flower out of dyed seam binding (to match the bow on the top right).  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Awesome layout Anita! Love the kraft paper( will have to get some!)The distress stain and embellishments look fab.

  2. Huge congratulations Anita on being chosen to be on the design team. Love the layout with your photo.


  3. You've done a great job of the challenge at ARTastic this month, love all the little techniques you have used, especially the new kraft resist paper. I also love how you used your tags and what a great photo!
    Fabulous work! .....and congrats on your new DT position :)

  4. Anita this is a stunning page,really like your use of paint and masking on that lovely kraft resist paper. You have done a great job with this months ARTastic challenge. Congrats on your dt position, how exciting for you.
    Sarah xxoo

  5. Love, Love this LO! Great embellishments and I love the doilies. And the paint looks amazing! Thank you for joining us over at ARTastic;0)

    Hugs xx
    Cecelia B

  6. Fabulous LO, Anita! Love your embellies, the painting and your excellent photo! Thanks for playing along at ARTastic!

  7. WOW! This is a stunning LO! I absolutely love it and it is perfect for the challenge this month. Great job!!!
    Michelle :) xx

  8. A lovely LO for this months challenge - LOVE it!! Thanks for playing along.
    Also thanks for your lovely comment - congrats on making the Stuff 2 Scrap CT - looking forward to working alongside you. Enjoy it!!

  9. This is just an excellent LO Anita! Love all your work & that new paper looks fab too. That is a gorgeous photo of you, I believe it is very special. Thank you for joining us at ARTastic.

    Congrats on your CT spot...enjoy!

  10. Sucha Fabulous and gorgeous layout... love your take... your photo is lovely too... thanks for playing along with us over at ARTastic... hugs..xoxo

  11. this is just amazing, its a 'me' kind of layout and just really catches my eye, well done on a stunning entry, thanks for playing along this month

  12. Oh I love your layout Anita, I struggle with doing these of me but you have rocked it, love the misting and paints, gorgeous work, congrats on being selected for that amazing DT - you are a stunning scrapper. Melxx