Get Picky Inspiration Challenge + Winners!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

It's time for my second and final project for my guest designer spot on the 'Get Picky' challenge blog and it is a lovely challenge using the following picture as inspiration PLUS the addition of fabric to be used somewhere on your layout.

I decided to use the gorgeous colours as my inspiration and added touches of hessian and terry-toweling for my fabric elements. And here's what I came up with...

List of supplies:
American Crafts - Kraft and White Cardstock, Pearl Brads
Doodlebug: Pink and White Twine
Provocraft: Cricut Cartridge 'Straight From The Nest'
Kaisercraft - Pearls and Rubons
Imaginisce: i-top 2.0 and medium brad daddies
Pebbles: Chalks
Generic: Paper Flowers, Back Stamens, Hessian, Terry-Toweling

I hand cut the leaves from a piece of natural hessian.

The towelling brads were created using the i-top tool from Imaginisce and the medium brad daddies. I love the furry look it gives the centres of the flowers.

The background was a bit of a 'work in progress' as I started with one idea and then it evolved into a completely different look. I used my Cricut to cut out the filigree piece and then painstakingly lifted it off my Cricut mat. Note to self... don't use a brand new mat when doing something so fiddly and so large. Then I placed it down on to another white sheet of cardstock so it was barely visible which didn't really work, so then I came up with the bright idea to chalk the edges of the pattern.

Unfortunately I used a colour that was perfect at the time, until I came up with my second bright idea of focusing on the pink of my daughter's hat and creating the page theme from the colour pink. So... diligently I reapplied a second coat of chalk in pink! *insert frown*

You only have until November 14 to get your entries into the Get Picky Challenge blog which you will find HERE. Good luck and I can't wait to see all the entires!

It's time to announce the winners of my give-aways and as always I will use a random generator to select the winners which is the fairest way... I think!

My Little Shoebox Competition
Prize: Enchanted Garden and Sew Cute Collections

Tini A. said...

Dear made really wonderful and beautiful works. thanks for all these inspiration!

Prize: Happy Harvest and Happy Camper bundle

Aga said...

WOW this looks so cute :) Really love all the little details you have added... it looks fabulous!!

Prize: Selection of Doodlebug Products

Lizzyc said...

Happy Birthday Get Picky! wow! i love this.. the sun just shines on this layout, and all the ric rac looks fabulous! lovely photos too.. i am off to join up as a follower!

MLSB and Unity Stamp Competition
Prize: My Little Shoebox Enchanted Garden Collection

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty! I love how you used all the different colours ink and pearls. The layers of scalloped borders is a great design.
Thanks for sharing! :)

My goodness, I didn't realise I had so many give-aways running at the one time. Well, it just means lots of goodies going to lots of wonderful new homes! I would also like to thank everyone for their beautiful comments, it is always very much appreciated and I feel very priviledged to have people stopping by my blog... so again, thankyou! x
Could the winners please email me their details so I can get their parcels sent off.

From farm to you...


  1. soooooooo I think I have said it before .....but when I grow up I want to scrap just like you!!!!!!!!

  2. hi.. i loved this layout when i saw it on the GP blog. the flowers are soooo pretty and the back ground is stunning!! and thank you for my little prize, i have emailed you, and yes i have found my blog.. for a couple of hours i had lost it and nearly had a melt down!! whew.. was so worried i had lost all my blogs i follow, but so far it seems to be working ok.. thanks again..

  3. Congrat's on aaaallll the winners, & Melinda, I'm so sad you won't be on Get Picky full time 'cos your LO's are fantastic... specially this one:)

  4. Simply gorgeous layout and I love the look of the fabulous towelling brads!! Also a big thank you - I'm very excited to be one of the lucky winners :)

  5. This is such a gorgeous layout! OMG there is always so much inspiration on your blog! x

  6. This is so so pretty!!!! True Melinda style!! ;) There is always so many beautiful details to look at. I love the burlap peeking out and the face washers for the brad centers. It gives your page so much texture.

  7. Very Pretty! Love the background :O)

  8. Gorgeous layout! Congrats to the winners!!! I know what you mean about the sticky mat! ugh! But the pink is really beautiful!

  9. OMG .. I'm a winner!!! Wowwww! Dear Melinda, I've send an email to you!

    Love love this new layout - wonderful colors! And i love the flowers on beautiful!

  10. Hello Melinda! LOVE your layout, the leaves, the flowers, the centres that background is amazing! I so LOVE the details that go into each of your layouts, such works of art! I do hope you frame some of these?? Hope you have a wonderful week and get a few sleep ins or at least a full nights sleep lol! Hope Mr Wilson is well :-)

  11. Wow girl!!! This is stunning!!!!!

  12. I love your LO Melinda. I really love the furry flower middles that you have made with the i-top - its such a fun little tool :)

  13. Oh Melinda you are such a clever girl and so PATIENT. The detail in your layout is amazing and so stunning. TFS!

  14. This is too clever for words! Love everything about the page :)

  15. Melinda your layout is gorgeous. The background might have been painstaking in the making but it's my favourite part. I kept looking at it over and over again on the GP blog so just had to come tell you how much I liked it. Wonderful work!

  16. Your work is always so pretty and inspiring....beautiful Melinda.

  17. Oh Melinda, that die cut paper is beyond awesome!! I have that cart too. Do you think I would think to use it like that?! NO. But you can be sure I will now!! Thanks for the inspo, you never disappoint!!


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