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6 March 2011

Chalice


Well, I'm combining challenges again!

This layout came together relatively quickly actually. I started off by turning the sketch on it's side to cater for the portrait oriented photographs. I used a Stampin Up! patterned paper kit,
flowers from my stash as well as a few punched ones, some skeleton leaves that we bought when we were in Vietnam, and ribbon that I bought by the metre at Wrapped in Paper.
I picked two organza ribbons and a very narrow one, so braided them together. I think it looks great! The hardest thing was starting the braiding. I finished it off with the rickrack and plaid ribbons along the top and bottom edges of the page.


The photos are of a lovely sculpture called the Chalice, and made by the New Zealand artist, Neil Dawson. Around the bottom there are carvings of the title, and pictures of the NZ plants used in the sculpture. I used a photo of the title for the title of the page, and the nine small (greyish) photos are of the plants used in the sculpture. I took these photos when we visited Christchurch in January of this year, which was (obviously) prior to the earthquake which brought down the steeple of the cathedral you can see in the background of the night photo.

I love your comments, so please feel free to leave me some!

Till next time, happy days!

Francine



5 comments:

Patchi said...

Beautiful LO! I love the braided ribbon!

Gwendolyn said...

It is a lovely LO. Too bad you cannot join us. Better next time!

Tina said...

Great layout, love how you've used the patterned papers and ribbon. Hope you can join us for the next challenge at Scrappassion.

Michelle H. said...

Very pretty Lo!!
Love the colors and how you added the ribbon!
Thanks so much for sharing this with us!!
Hope you can join us in April at Scrappasion!!

Lori said...

It lovely. I love the layers and textures. Thanks for playing at Apron Strings