Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kraft It Up ......October Challenge


Kraft paper is something I don't often work with, which is a bit weird because it so lends itself to shabby,vintage style projects as well as arty, grungy styles which I seem to be swinging between at the moment.
Anyway, this month I was so inspired by the beautiful pages done by the KIU Design girls, that I thought I would have a go.
I actually had 4 pieces of plain Kraft paper in my stash as well as a whole pad of that amazing Tim Holtz Kraft Resist which is almost too beautiful to use.
This months October challenge was to do a LO using one of the following styles:
                Monochromatic
                Minimalist
                Vintage/Romantic/Shabby Chic
I know I should have tried something different, like minimalist, but that would have been torture for me.....I love shabby chic, with lots of layers and texture and scruffy edges.   




28 comments:

  1. Oh My Dear Gayle ~ another splendid creation...please don't stop :)

    The flowered paper is brilliant as is every single detail graced by The Buddha's perfect and inspiring quote.

    It's just a little after midnight here in Virginia...I am headed to the land of nod with the lovely image of what you created.

    Thank you for sharing as always!
    oxo

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  2. oh wow.. i love this.. a really shabby layout and i say this with good intentions!!haha!! gorgeous edges and layers.. love it!

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  3. WOW WOW WOW This is amazing , just love the shabby and vintage feel of the whole page.. just divine :)

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  4. This is stunning. I'm loving the weathered look! All your layers are divine and love your quote wrapping around the page, so clever!

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  5. WOW! Love your ideas! Gorgeous LO!

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  6. WOW!!! This is amazing! Simply stunning! You are the shabby queen!

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  7. this is just so stunning and beautiful, loving the layering and craft color.

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  8. Fabulous. I just love that layering and texture and the b&w photo looks fabulous against the earthy colors. Fab page.

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  9. What a beautiful layout Gayle...just love all your layers and you rock the shabby chic!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at KIU :)

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  10. Também amo seu estilo chique!! Adoro olhar cada camada e sempre penso: "ela tem o dom..."!!

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  11. What a gorgeous page.. You do shabby chic better than anyone I know.. I love how you stamped out you sentiment all around you page.. And oh how I love all those layers.. It looks fabulous..

    Hope you are having a wonderful day my friend..

    Hugs, Linda

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  12. Stunning, I especially love your way of creating shabby edges, amazing!

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  13. Oh Gayle this page is really special. Thanks for generously sharing all the details. Is that gesso underneath - I wouldn't have realized, since it's not white. I LOVE that technique. The lace, the stamps, the jounalling underneath. Wonderful! xox

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  14. Wow! This is just beautiful! Love the gorgeous mix and layers...put together so well!

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  15. OMG Gayle ,, a wonderful mix of shabby texture with elegance ... fabulous as always ... hugz x

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  16. OMG WOW Gayle.. stunning page!! ADORE your mix of beautifully layered papers, textures and technique!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us at KIU :))

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  17. OH! SO! Beautiful Gayle!!!!
    I SO Love the Layers & the Design......
    SENSATIONAL IN EVERY WAY!!!!!
    THANKS SO much for playing along over @ KIU!!!
    Hope to see you again!!! xx

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  18. Oh my-that is one stunning layout!!!

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  19. You know what I love the most about this? The subtle monochromatic papers have so much color in them anyway .... And the black and white photo really really pops on that background! Amazing use of color and lack of color!

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  20. It’s always a pleasure seeing what you are up to. Spectacular work Gayle, just love all the layers and details, great composition too.

    Have a lovely week my friend!
    Gaby

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  21. oh this is wonderful, love those fantastic textures, where do you find them all?

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  22. I just love all the shabby chic elements on this. Great colours too. The eye keeps finding something NEW to look at. Cheers Di xx

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  23. OMG !!! Gayle this is breathtaking .. you are the queen of shabby chic .... such a beautiful romantic feel to this too ... love it to bits ... hugz x

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  24. Simply stunning work Gayle!!!love the feel to this one ...thanks for playing along at KIU

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  25. Absolutely beautiful gayle! i love the textures and old world feel to this page. Just gorgeous! :) xx

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