Thursday, October 9, 2014


Hello to all of you!

Today I am sharing a page I made using the awesome October Inspiration Board from Scraps of Elegance...Please have a look at it and do play along with is filled with gorgeous colour and textures!

I am so in love with the gorgeous Madeleine Collection from BoBunny, especially the Tiles...I think it's because I love the old steel ceilings used in the old homesteads from years gone by. I myself have these ceilings in my house, even though it was only build 25 years ago, I was fortunate enough to buy a trailer full of these ceiling boards from a salvaged old farm house whilst we were building our house, along with a beautiful fireplace mantel...It is a standing joke that I chased away our carpenter when I arrived with these,for they were all bent and rusted and in need of a serious clean up that he was certainly not keen of!

I cut separate squares from a second sheet of paper and tore and distressed pieces that I glued back in place to achieve the look of worn out tiles.

I treated the background with two stencils...The first was a square stencil with white crackle paint...of which most got hidden once I added my papers and embellishments...duh! I also used a Damask stencil with Metallic Gold Paste from Studio 490, some Orange paint and a little Charcoal glitter.

I have taken the colours and of course the Handles as inspiration from the Inspiration Board. These were gifted to me by my dear friend Ingrid Gooyer from the Netherlands...I coloured them with several colours of Distress Inks.

This photo gives one a better idea of the textures from the stencilling.

Thank you for visiting my post and page...I hope to see some work using our Inspiration Board as a starting point....please come and play along!!!

To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye,
 to restore it, 
and to render it the more fit 
for its prime function 
of looking forward. 
~Margaret Fairless Barber~


  1. wow ... outstanding and full of texture, beauty and passion .. love x

  2. Really beautiful! Very serene!

  3. Stunning page did such a great job here with the design and textures! This is certainly one of my favourite collections too...and you have really used it beautifully! ;-)

  4. Lovely layout. Love the concept of the tiles too. Gorgeous colour and texture. Beautiful photo too.

  5. This layout is so beautiful! I love the close up photos of all your gorgeous details.

  6. Great color scheme. The effect in the tiles looks amazing.


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