Monday, 31 March 2008

Oh I do like to be ....


Looking at the calendar this morning a distant bell rang in my head..31st March.. had I missed a birthday...or was it a dental appointment conveniently forgotten... ??? No neither of these...After spotting my ginger jar of paint brushes on the window sill ... I remembered then that Louise had organised another Blogger's Craft Challenge and today is the day that all participants are to submit their entry for this crafty participation. Louise has a wonderful blog called Beachy's Cape Cod Cupboard.. it is packed full of inspiring creations, enticing photographs and burnished with Louise's warmth and charm. This is the third challenge that BCCC has organised and I so enjoyed the last so how did I manage to forget this one.. till the last minute??
The evocative photograph titled 'Whitby ~ 1935'...was supplied for all bloggers to alter in their own way.. so having downloaded the photograph I then printed it onto a linen cloth with the words..'I do like to be beside the seaside' to reflect the atmosphere of the group of happy people on the beach.
With glue brush in hand and my boxes of buttons, beads and bits and bobs.. I put together this embellished canvas..
Voila...here is my version of 'Whitby ~ 1935'

It was the most enjoyable hour I have had for a long time.. making something for my own amusement.
Please go and have a look at all the other participants.. it is wonderful to see how everyone has interpreted this challenge..

24 comments:

Kari & Kijsa said...

Great job!! So fun and creative!! this was a fabulous challenge!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Michele! That is GORGEOUS!!! I love the way you've added all the pearly buttons (I think I am in envy of your button stash)! Thank you for participating once again!

bluemuf said...

Beautiful embellished canvas. I love all the buttons, Great job.

Karen

Ragged Roses said...

Hi Michele - I do like to be beside your seaside, it's lovely.. I had mine all ready to go and then decided against at the last moment!! Yours is just so pretty, I love it.
Kimx

LiLi M. said...

Hey yours could well be in "show the world your buttons" as well!

(btw writing this is a bit strange to me. Because english isn't my native speech, I suspect that buttons doesn't mean the buttons you have glued down only. But I really want to say that there is a buttons challenge going on too.)

Scrappy Jessi said...

yours is adorable!!!
i will post mine later, not quite what i wanted.
oxooxx,
jessidsrcwi

MarĂ­a Elena said...

Beautiful job! And the phrase, too. Thanks for visit me.

She'sSewPretty said...

I love what you did with Louise's picture. So pretty!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a gorgeous photo frame. I love this photo, and this has been so much fun. Blessings, Karen

Deb said...

What a fun art challenge - I love what you have created with the photo. By the seaside sounds wonderful :-}

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Michele, what a delightful entry, looks like it was real fun to do.
Lucy x

LW said...

Great job and way to go....

I wanted to do this one as well but didn't get it done,
so my hat is off to you...

But I am enjoying looking at all the fantastic art today...

Louise

Curlew Country said...

Whata treasure! You clever bean. I've got that song in my head now.
Stephx

Lilla said...

love the buttons, very pretty
aloha from the Islands
Lilla

Sea Angels said...

Hi Michele...what a beautiful idea and so quick!! I am impressed, it looks seasidy but fresh and modern I really love it.
Hugs Lynn xx

Linda said...

Hi Michele,
Your canvas looks wonderful, I can't believe that it only took you an hour to make. These challenges are so much fun aren't they.
Cheers Linda

Pearl Maple said...

What a fun version of Beachy's Cape Cod Cupboard challenge, that is a fantastic button colletion.

The best fun of her challenges is meeting all the other blogers and seeing what they do with the image.

Relyn said...

I stumbled into your blog and am so glad I did. Had to tell you - when I clicked away, my heart did a little panic thing because I lost your music. Oh my Gosh! You have great taste and have made the perfect soundtrack for blogging. Thank you!

Lynne Laura said...

Hi, the buttons are adorable! I just love all the summer colors in it. Very CUTE!

Lynne Laura

The Rose Room said...

I can see how much fun you had doing that, great work:) Rachael

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

Michele, your entry is lovely. I do like the pastel colours of the buttons against the greyness of the linen. I expect you will want to make more of these, using different vintage photos. x

Katherines Dream said...

That is so lovely Michele. Printing onto Linen ! how do you do that?
Carol xx

The Apron Queen said...

I'm incredibly jealous. How cute!

By the way, any of your blog entries would be absolutely perfect to share for Vintage Thingies Thursdays over at my place. I'd love to have you participate.

Come on by! Confessions of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Look at how cute and you enjoyed yourself at the same time. Nothing beats that! You continue to inspire me!!

xo
Becky