Friday, 15 May 2015

Our second May reveal ...

Welcome to our mid month reveal.  We are working with this wonderful work by Sarah Beetson called The return of the young prince.

Criteria is the use of stars

A fun card combining the stars and colours of the inspiration artwork.

When I saw the inspiration , straight away I thought of my Grand daughter who has always loved to entertain . I found these photo's of her putting on a concert for us when she was little.  She is our Little Star

I was inspired by the stars and the title, the return of the young prince, of the artwork. I also chose a dark background and red as an accent color.

My eldest is growing so fast and last year she had an end of year disco that was a 70's theme. Her and her best friends really got into the theme and enjoyed their special night. They had stars in their eyes, so the stars in the sky at the top of the painting reflected their stars in their eyes. 

This month I have constructed a large, iris-folded star as a mat background for the photo used. One of the papers in this was a stencilled experimental piece using Neon coloured inks and then oversprayed in sections with mists.The colours used  on my layout corresponded with those from the inspirational artwork. Smaller stars were cut from the same papers as the the ones used for the iris folding, with the addition of some stickers. I edged the stars with dots from gold and black sharpies.

I wanted to play up the star elements from the artwork by using a series of star embellishments and patterned paper and also including the star quality of my son's achievements at swimming when he was much younger.

Now it is your turn, we'd love to see what you can do ...

 Remember we happily accept all forms of paper crafting for your entry including digital and encourage international submissions.  All we ask is that you create a new entry for our challenge and you are most welcome to combine with a maximum of two additional challenges.  We offer two prizes determined by team vote and one other prize purely chosen by random draw - so anyone can be a winner regardless of style or level of experience.  You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to submit your entry.

Please pop back on the 22nd when we introduce you to our May guest designer, Lizzy Crust.


  1. Love the inspiration some amazing Layouts for sure :)

  2. Fabulous inspiration girls