Thursday, 16 July 2009

You wish....Graphic45 July Challenge

You wish...I wish...we all wish...for these papers!! Well not actually all of us my sister Linda wishes for the car along with a hunky young mechanic!! Honest she told me so!!

I made the USA road sign shape myself from a piece of ugly 12x12 and then traced around it onto the black Bazzill. The stripey one was made slightly smaller and distressed with Ranger Black Soot distress ink.
The black and silver line is a broach I picked up along with quite a few vintage ones at a recent car boot sale. I removed the clasp with pliers and glued it in place with glossy accents. The round velvet one is one I bought from Next and wore to my grandmothers day it will be vintage!!

The crochet is from a collection that I also bought at the car boot sale......a lifetimes work with every shape pattern and colour you could imagine....quite heartbreaking really but I hope the owner knows they have gone to a loving long as she doesn't mind me cutting them up (32 pieces in all!!)

I painted a doiley black and layered it behind the Prima black crystals.
The challenge on Graphic45 this month is to use papers from 3 collections and white space....well this is probably the closest I am going to get to white space....I found myself wanting to spread out a little too much!!

Black is the new white!!

Help needed!!!! My blog has slipped...a bit like my double chin and all the side bar is now at the bottom of the page, however it still shows as normal in the layout section. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Love and black velvet

Ruth xxx


Pia said...

wow wow what a beautiful layout, lovely colours and details

sam21ski said...

How clever are you - this is fantastic TFS xxx

MaygreenFairies said...

Absolutely gorgeous, so creative, beautiful textures and use of color, I love it! Mandy x

Sue Abbott said...

Thanks for my award Ruth, it's great to think I have taught you, who is amazing at ALL you do, some techniques lol. Now you need to teach me how to transfer it to my blog lol. I will have to grovel around Polly and Sam again, they have technical brains, and, as you know, I DON'T ha ha ha, Thanks again.

Oh and great buys from the car booty, and lovely layout too.

Anonymous said...

Great to see your layout on the blog but having seen it over the weekend it looks even better in "real life" lol.

The texture and use of the vintage doileys is fab.

Love your work as always


downrightcrafty said...

love the shape and the colours, the distressing on the red and white looks fab, do you crochet your own little circles? as love the effect but have not crocheted for year (not sure if that is a word by the way)
Kate x

Ruth said...

I can't crochet kate so am very jealous that you can do it!! Every one keeps on telling me how easy it is and there are instructions on u-tube!!

I bought a whole bag full from a car boot sale and my sister makes the little tiny flowers for me.

I'm sure you'd soon get the hang of it again if you started on some flowers!!

Julie Allain said...

Ruth this is amazing as always!!

I've set up an admin blog for the inspirational team but when I tried to email you about it my email bounced back.

I'll send an invite and hope that you get it, if you don't please contact me with your new email xx

Carol said... make it look all too easy...I love your style....Love the crochet too....Have got a pattern to make my own crochet flowers...but they seem too complicated. Maybe I will have to try again....Wonderful LO...And THOSE papers...Love em...

jayne said...

loving this L/O
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loriete said...

This is soooooo beautiful! I like how you make black look so light! I love all the details, and especially the shape of the LO. And a photo...uff, girl, I would love to have such a car, its so stylish, no wonder your sister likes it too ;)

And thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! You always make me smile...

Hugs from Loriete.

Arby said...

Ruth Lovin your Blog!! And I too would love to be able to crochet. I love your latest LO!!