Sunday, 17 October 2010

We have another beautiful entry today from.......

Lena Schreijenberg - FLY...

Hi Shazza!!!
I soooo LOVE your challenges!!!! I managed to find some time to play along!!
Something went wrong with the printing of the pictures of my son Liam…. There are some blank spots on the pics but I decided to leave it this way ’cause I kinda like the way they look….
This background is made with the use of washing-up liquid in a little bit of water with red ink in it. Then you blow bubbles with a straw… lots of bubbles!!!! Place your paper carefully in those bubbles and a “print” of these bubbles appears onto your paper!! It’s a bit messy but oh soooo fun!!!
The pink roses are made like this: first you draw “roses” with white oil crayons and over the white oil crayon drawings you paint with coloured ink. Easy peasy…. and a great result!!
The alpha’s and the bird are embossed with blank embossing powder so they really shine!!
For the rest I used a piece of flowered fabric, ribbon, felt flowers, tiny blings, pink lace (big flower), a lace like stamp and puffy paint. The white wing was found on the Internet….
XOXO, Lena

Lena! this entry is fantastic, I love all the little techniques you tried especially the background inky bubbles...looks great! I love your hand inked/painted roses they have come up a treat! The bird and alphas are so shiney they have come up great with the embossing powder. I for one, love imperfections on photos...i like the way your photos of Liam came out too. Great work Lena!! Cheers Shazza


  1. this is so creative! love all the techniques you have used!!

  2. Wow I love the sounds of that blowing bubbles on your page, how clever, I love the photos too. Great entry Lena.

  3. Beautiful page cool background you made.

  4. Oh this Lo is just wonderful Lena...I love your 'arty' photos...they do look fab that way! Clever bubbly paper, & love your flowers too. magic page.

  5. Lean wow making your own paper that sounds like something real the look...

  6. Well done Lena. You have produced a beautifully eye catching LO this month! Very, very nice indeed!!

  7. This is so tremendously ARTastic, Lena! I love the background technique. This is a beautiful submission!
    Hugs, RobinJ

  8. Busy artist! It turned out great... love the 'bubbles'!!!

  9. Oh, I'm so in love with this page. Every little detail is just pefection!!! I'm with you on the pics, I like them as they are as well. The background is gorgeous, thank you so much for your explanation about the blowing bubbles technique, I'm definitely going to try that. The drawn roses are magnificent, I'm so going to try that as well!!! I don't have coloured ink though, so I'm hoping it will work with paints as well... All in all a fantastic entry!!!
    xxx Peggy

  10. Ohhh this is so awesome! Wonderful take on the challenge! I love the big bird! Gorgeous!:)



  11. This is a gorgeous layout... original, creative and fabulous! xxx