April 13, 2010

spaghetti hoop~la!!

a huge thanks to the wonderful Ruth who directed this month's crop class...a real *back to basics* class where we were encouraged to use only cardstock and doodling for our *cheap as chips* layouts...
in my usual way...i *adapted* this slightly...and included some foam letter stickers...although i did doodle on them...so its not really cheating, is it? ;0) i also added some dew drops that i was given for Christmas to add a subtle dimension to my border...and a few buttons...which meant i had to have thread...because i do sooooooooo hate a button when its not sewn on!!!


its a simple LO, which didn't take long to do...and cost me pennies...so i'm rather pleased with it, all in all! Of course it doesn't hurt that my cousin is sooooo gorgeous!!

as i'm not sure if you can tell...but i decided to raise alternate petals, on my doodled flower, on
foam dots and glue the others down flat...this adds a dimensional touch that i really like...and is much more interesting than having the whole thing either up...or down...
as for the spaghetti hoop~la...if you look closely you can see spots on the right hand side photo...where i set it aside to photograph after i had had my lunch...his Nibs proceeded to throw the unwashed tin just exactly where my LO was...he is now in the dog~house...no more spaghetti for him!! ;0) on the plus side...now its dry it doesn't even show...but does anyone know if spaghetti hoops are acid~free? lol

7 comments:

Claireliz said...

Oh my that is gorgeous...simple yet stunning,love it.
x

Sarah said...

This is great, love the way you have done the button flower, very clever.
As for spaghetti hoops - whoops!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Spaghetti hoops are definitely acid free so no harm done :0)
I love this LO ... just shows you don't it ... you don't have to spend a fortune to make a stunning LO.

Paula said...

oooh thats turned out fabulous hun, and it was lovely to see you too;)

Glen said...

Beautiful layout. Who would of guessed that it was a low budget one? Spaghetti is acid free - but not the sauce! *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

Sandra said...

It makes such a lovely lovely change to see a clear page, and by that I mean no busy paper. Don't get me wrong, I love pp - but its really such a gorgeous layout.

Rosie said...

This is lovely and it's super to see it finished ... but, well it's a bit SUBTLE and understated for you innit?? Where's your usual explosion of colour???