Sunday 27 October 2013

The Studio Challenges - 27 October - Pinterest inspiration


Another challenge over at The Studio Challenges today and this time it's a Pinterest challenge - take inspiration from this pin Anne found on Pinterest, whether it's the feathers you like, the colours or masks, up to you!

Well, you will allow me to write a few more words today...

Given that the colours are not my favourite ones, as soon as I saw the photo I thought that my inspiration would be the feathers.

When I have a word or a theme to be inspired from but I'm not sure what I want to do, I look for quotes with this word. This time I found out the quote Birds of same feather flock together. I had never heard that before but I thought at once my craft-friends and the hobby that brought us together.

However, the quote looks like it would just apply to the hobby when we share so much more than that. Through our daily contact via internet (and not only), many, many meaningful friendships have been established. And our group interests are not limited to scrapbooking or card making or crafts in general, but anything we might want to discuss with a friend.

That's the reason why I often say that the biggest gift I've got out from this hobby so far are the people I have met and the friendships I have developed these last few years all around Greece!

So today's layout is dedicated to what I call "craftoparea" or crafty friends:

The photo is from Katerina's birthday, the owner of Scrapbookers in Greece and the lady that have brought many of us together and who loves organising crops! Many of my best friends are not in the picture - indeed, they don't even live in the same city as I do, but we are so many in this photo which I have always wanted to scrap, so I thought it was a great opportunity.

I made the feather banner: cut the feathers out of vellum paper with the help of my brand new Cameo (yoohoooooo!!!!!) and then I started writing the names of the friends with white gel pen:

I glued the feathers on a lace-y ribbon (hhhmmmmmm!!!), glued the ribon on the paper and then added some stitching with my sewing machine to make sure none of the feathers would fly away!

The feathers are so many so that you cannot read some of the names... what can I say, we are many!

And a closer look of the great ladies in the photo:

And here you can see how I combined a wood veneer feather with a "real" feather (I do hope it's not real!!!)

And that's all...

Well, not quite actually. The winner of October's challenges will get a great gift from our sponsor this month, Teresa Collins Stampmaker

Manufactured by Photocentrics who also produces clear stamps

One lucky winner will get one set of stamps (size A6) of their own design. You could make one single sizeA6 stamp or several smaller that fits in that size.

So what are you waiting for? Get out your pretty papers and your scissors and come play along with us!


PS: For those who know me... pearls, dot paper... I even used a bit of lacy! If that's not transcendence, I don't know what is! lol!!!

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joyscraft said...

ειναι απο τις πιο εμπνευσμενες συνθεσεις που εχω δει νατασσα!!!!! πραγματικα ειναι υπεροχη !!!! και αυτα τα φτερα απο vellum ειναι τελεια !!!!!!!

Stephanie said...

This is such a fun page, Anastasia! I absolutely love that banner of feathers, and the whole design of the layout is fantastic.

Vasso Sofou said...

Τι όμορφη σύνθεση! Μου αρέσει πολύ το γκρι με το λευκό ...και βέβαια η όλη ιδέα των φτερών!! Δεν έχει τύχει ακόμα να σας γνωρίσω πολύ θα το ήθελα όμως ! εύχομαι να δημιουργείς πάντα με τέτοιες φωτογραφίες ...φίλων και γιορτών!

Maria Tsil said...

Δεν έχω λόγια!!!Είναι απίστευτη!!
Νατάσα σε θαυμάζω για την έμπνευση σου και για την επιμονή σου!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more with you about this hobby of hours I have met so many wonderful people you of course bing one of them and none of it would have been possible without this crafting passion that we all have. What a wonderful way to honor your friends. Glad you got chance to play with your Cameo but boy oh boy that must have been difficult trying to glue all of those feathers ! What an amazing layout and the photo is stunning..


Jinny Newlin said...

What a great idea! LOVE that feather banner, especially the vellum and white combo with all the names! You're one, blessed girl to have so many treasured friends! Hugs!

C.Lam. said...

Wow Νατασα!!!!!!!Τι έφτιαξες εδώ!!!!!Φανταστικη σύνθεση!!Κι αυτά τα φτερά με τα ονόματα!!!!Τα λάτρεψα!!!!!!

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

Love the feather theme on this layout. and I cannot believe you cut out hand hand wrote all those names.
Beautiful detail work!

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