Saturday, 21 November 2009

Creative Circle Blog Party

There's something about Shimelle; and Shimelle's classes; and the folks you meet on those classes that gathers you up and sweeps you along. And before you know it, you are doing all sorts of things you had never thought of doing before. Which is how I found myself at Rinda's Creative Blog Party today. Maybe that's how you found your way here? You're very welcome! Isn't Rinda just the hostess with the most-esst? Did you check out what she'd made for you? Very cool. And what about Jacky? I bet you had fun over at her blog too. Now there's a girl who knows how to show a card a good time.
And now you're here. All this partying has me feeling more than a little ruffled today, as you can see. Rinda asked me to serve you up a scrapbook page and here it is:


We spent some time this summer making what we could of our tiny urban plot; and with what we've learnt (oh, what we've learnt) we hope to grow again next year. So, this page is to remind us of our resolution for 2010. The ruffled edge was an experiment. I thought it looked like the top of a potato sack; and I kind of liked it. And then I started to love it and all sorts of ruffle-y ideas started to come. What about creamy white linen with little shell buttons? for a wedding or heritage page (with contrasting cardstock for a country look or cream card for a soft, soft style). Or gathered brown felt? It turned out a bit folksy and fun; and ready to add to my canvas Christmas album. Or gingham? I gave it more of a pleat than a gather and held it together with little red floss cross stitches. I didn't worry too much about keeping it all neat and even; because it's meant to be a bit home-y and cosy: so my page looks toucheable and textured. I'm going to put one round the outside of a diecut ledger page next. Just try to stop me!



But I know that's not nearly enough fun for one day. I hear you need more. Which you'll get if you head over to Mel's. Things are looking pretty rosy over there I believe. She's really worth a visit. And, when you've visited us all, don't forget to pop back to Rinda's on your way home. Leave a comment. She makes fabulous art and she might just send you a piece.

But wait! We're not finished yet. Save a little bit of that party energy. You'll need it at 7pm when Helena's Blog Around The World Tour starts. Come back then! I'll save you a seat.

18 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Great LO,Sian....love the folksy feel to it.....and a wonderful tale to go with it as always.

Fiona said...

Super LO, love the ruffle round the edge!

Cherry said...

Gorgeous details on this LO Sian. GReat blog too. Have a great day. Hugs Cherry XXX

Tilly said...

Love the creamy ruffle, def just right for a wedding page, Thanks for sharing, xxx

Lizzie said...

That's very pretty Sian. I love your various takes on the ruffles. Looks as if your family had good fun with the veggie plot too!

Amy said...

Gorgeous ... and I have no intention of stopping you at all!
I love the textural feel of your page.

Karen said...

Great blog post and a gorgeous LO - I just love the different ways you have used that ruffle technique - thanks for sharing :)

Maya said...

So pretty! I love ruffles!

humel said...

Ooh, fabby and gorgeous!! I'm enjoying this party - and there's still my round the world trip to come, what a day!! x

Alison said...

Ohhh I love your blog post and your LO is so cute and different!
Thanks for the heads up on Helena's blog..

Tracy said...

I love that, it is gorgeous, makes you just want to stroke it!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Hi Sian,
I'm back for a proper look around after having been at a baseball game with DS this morning (it's just noon here in the states), and all I can say is WOW! Those ruffles are amazing.
Thanks for being part of the party,
Rinda

SarahLP said...

Love all your ruffles, they are indeed very toucheable! Great work, Sian.

Mina said...

this is so beautiful Sian...so tactile, would love to see it for real
Mina xxx

Becky said...

Really tactile - beautiful :)

Heather said...

Its a fabulously tactile page, love it Sian!

sharyncarlson said...

love love love this layout! the ruffles and layering are perfection!

Margi said...

very, very kewl project and I love that the ruffle reminds of a potato sack top! Too kewl, love it.

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