Friday, May 25, 2012

Something Old, Something New..............

The next challenge at Let's Get Shabby is up and it's full of possibilities.
You know the old saying;
Something old,
Something new,
Something borrowed,
Something blue.
 Interpret it how you will, it doesn't have to have any thing to do with "weddings"

My "old" is the doll. Her name is Louise, she stands about 3 foot high and she is about 50 years old.
My "new" are the papers from 7Dots Studio.
My "borrowed" is the technique, obviously from Ania Dabrowska and the "blue" is the coloured inks

Ania Dabrowska, what can I say that we don't already know or that hasn't already been said about her amazing talent, her unique techniques and her inspiring creativity ? Well, after doing her workshops I can say that she is also a warm and beautiful person. Her excitement, passion and enthusiasm for her art is infectious, she is so inspiring and she is also a wonderful, wonderful teacher...very clear, very organised, and extremely generous with the sharing of her knowledge, experiences and ideas.Thank you Ania for giving so much of yourself. I also would like to give a big ten out of ten to Rae Cooper from Scrap Matrix for organising the whole thing so perfectly,and so professionally.

I would really love to see what all you talented girls out there could create for this challenge...have a go. Details are here at Lets Get Shabby.
Thanks for dropping by, have great week end everyone. xx 


  1. beautiful! I love how the background has a sort of patchwork quilt or counterpane effect ... it really ties in with the cozy memories of your favorite doll. She looks so well cared for and treasured - my doll has awful ratted hair - not a bit photogenic I'm afraid :)

  2. Oh my god! Fabulous! Wonderful project!

  3. Great technique and texture, wonderful creation :)

  4. Gayle, I'm in awe over the dramatic and rich textures you achieved on this page. I've got a new piece of canvas calling out to me to slab gesso, laces, paints, and other elements, thank you for the inspiration churning in me.

  5. HI.. wow.. this is exquisite.. stunning.. so much to look at and the textures and colors are divine.. superb, outstanding.. really really love this..

  6. A truly unique and individual layout/ it is really an exquisite piece of art Gayle. Your work is always so inspiring and beautiful.

  7. So many yummy layers and textures.. And I just love the vintage vibe this has.. I am always in awe when I pop in here.

  8. Am totally gobsmacked Gayle - this is absolutely amazing! love how you have incorporated inspiration from Finn but it's still your own style that shines through! He he just like Kimmie says, my dollie wouldn't make much success at a photo shoot ;) Fabbo use of the 7Dots papers! Marvellous page my love! xoxo

  9. Hello Dear Gayle ~ Louise is a beauty and you have showcased her beautifully. I am always drawn to blues...always have been.
    The lace and textures are really yummy too...gorgeous way to meet the challenge!

    I have been thinking more about being creative than actually making much lately
    Happy weekend to you and yours

  10. Wow! This is absolutely STUNNING! Love it! The look is fab!

  11. Wowwww Gayle, it's fabulous, I'm in admiration, I want to really be able to do the same, it's extraordinary !!..... hugs from Touraine in France

  12. WOW Gayle simply stunning.. absolutely adore Ania's work and I love how you were inspired by her with all that gorgeous texture on your page!! ♥

  13. Gayle, I love your gorgeous and wonderful page!!!
    and white and blue.... love your color choice!!!
    Have a nice weekend!!!

  14. Wow! Your artworks are really amazing and veeery inspiring. Thank you for sharing :)

  15. Oh Gayle,
    Your page is many beautiful elements to look at :) Gorgeous work!
    Jan x

  16. Just beautiful Gayle! You have done really marvellously with Anna's techniques! Her style really suits yours - I see lots more perfect blending of ideas in the future - woohoo!!


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