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
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!!!