Friday, February 18, 2011

Are You Stuck?

It's Friday!!!

... and it's a beautiful day.  It's 9:00am and the kids are at school, the washing is done and on the line, Lachie is playing with lego as usual (thankfully we seem to be past the 'i-must-shove-lego-man-head-up-my-nose' phase.... which is a good thing) and i've been to pool for laps this morning!  Swimming is such a civilised way to exercise.. no impact, no sweat.  love it. 

... and i've gotta start by saying that i'm soooo thrilled to have won a giveaway pack from the amazing Miss Wally!!!!  I can't wait to get my Chip Chop Shop yummies in my hot little hand.  Thanks so much Leeann!! xxxx

OK... it's the middle of the month and we all know what that means. It's time for the Stuck?! Feb 15th Challenge. I'm a bit late i know, but i had to hold this post over until my intro... and it's my intro day today over on the Stuck?! blog if you want to have a little peek *blushin*.... i really enjoyed this one and i must admit to using a little 'artistic license' with it... but it is there.

{a break in the chaos}

remember the little sneak?...



and here is the sketch:



As usual, i shrunk it and shoved it in the corner.. :)) i just LOVE this Glitz pp and again, i felt the need to grunge (which is starting to become a habit). Plenty of Tim Holtz tape and stickers, along with some really old metal embellies that i dug out of a forgotten drawer, including the clock hands on the right of the pic to reinforce the circle element in the sketch. I also stitched a rectangle beind the pic instead of using pp. Head over to Stuck?! and check out the awesome CT creations for yourself ... then have a go at the sketch!! :))

I've also had a little time this week to have a go at this month's challenge over at WW1.  The Challange was White/Brown and something vintage.

I had another sheet of that gorgeous ink resist cardstock on hand, so i just had to use it again.  I painted a chippy lamp, used some gingham fabric, thread, sheet music rubon, glimmermist and paint splashes to cover the brown component, added a white flower and doiley and painted some metal embellies and chippy fence white... then used some old book paper (slightly whitewashed) and some beautiful prima lace for the vintage element.  i also crackled the chippies to add to the whole vintage feel..... and this is what it looks like:

{happy birthday to me}


I took this photo on my birthday last december.  After we checked in to our room at the Hilton, we went for a walk down the Queen Street Mall in Brisbane and had some lunch.  When we came back, the staff had left us this bottle of bubbly on ice.  so nice.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and i really appreciate the time it takes to leave a comment....  :)

jules
x

23 comments:

Christine said...

ooh, I love your happy birthday LO, those colours are amazing! I had a giggle at Lachie with his lego men - too funny!

Stacey Young said...

Beautiful layouts Julie, I am just loving everything you do....keep up the amazing inspiration:)

Melinda said...

Far out!!! These are simply to die for!! Love the grunge one so much...the touch of blue looks awesome!! Sigh...your WW1 is just STUNNING!!! Love the chippie lamp! Have a great day and a top weekend :) xx

Chantelle said...

Both are beautiful - am loving the style of your LO's these days - gorgeous and inspiring...... keep up that swimming - good for you that you do these things - well done I say xx

Pearl said...

absolutely artistic ! loving your style , Julie ! so original !

Jasmine S said...

Keeping it short for me.
Stuck - just fantabulous.
WW1 - just stunning.

Felicity said...

ditto to all those comments.
You are one EXTREMLY talented lady. You know how to put amazing, inspiring pages together.
Swimming.. that is great uh, relaxing.. its just something about the water.
Enjoy your weekend.
x

Leanne J said...

Jesus woman.. {sorry to blaspheme} but those are freaking amazing.. boy oh boy oh boy...
wow..superb...
oh an swimming sounds awesome.. but i like to sweat and smell sweaty that way i know i've done something..that an i'm not a very good swimmer..well i can swim but not lots of laps..lol.. anyho. wonderfully amazing and awe inspiring work Jules.. i love them both... gorgeous...

Cathy said...

WOW Jules your grungy boy LO is amazing... absolutely ADORE this and your WW1 LO is so beautiful!!! Going to have to get me some of that resist paper.. looks fantastic!! Thanks for playing along at WW1 and have a fab weekend :)

Linda said...

Wowza....these are both fantastic Jules!
The Stuck LO is so male & grungy....and then the WW1 is just beautiful! You sure do have an amazing talent at whatever you put your hand to!
Well done - such awesome work!

Heather Jacob said...

Julie these are awesome ... they totally rock .... I am in awe of your talent and creativity so original and unique in style.. love it all that WW1 page is outstanding ... hugz x

kathie said...

Lovin' your grungy touches to the top page. I am finding that I increasingly need to add a bit of grunge to Jamie's pages... now that he's getting an older and is, like, a big schoolboy, lol. So I am taking note of how you did it :)

Leonie said...

Hi Julie, LOve these LO's they look fantastic!!!
Your WW1 challenge LO is sooo gorgeous!!

Nicole said...

ummmmmm, WOW.

I'm really enchanted by your ww1 lo.

oh and HI ;)

hehehehehehe

xx

have a fabulous week

Karen Wilson said...

Amazing Stuck?! Layout, its gorgeous, such a wonderful boy layout.
Love your blog and your style of scrapping, its beautiful!

Pssst..congrats on your pub in the Mag!=)

Lene - Nabon said...

Hello! Just popping by to say hey!

Love your work! The birthdayLayout is just stunning!

Leanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous LOs!!!! Both are stunning!~ Love, love, love!!!

ps - I have left you a little something on my blog..x

Jill Sarginson said...

You have such a gorgeous style - awesome take on the sketch!! Love your latest!!!

lizzyc said...

Hi.. so glad i popped in here for a looksie!! WOW!! love your style.. so arty and creative!! love these!!

Kim said...

Totally awesome Jules....Iove them all!!
Rock on Jules keep the awesomeness coming!!

Celeste Vermeend said...

Oh my.. I just love you style...

Peg said...

These layouts are FABULOUS!

rosy3108 said...

so beautiful!