Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Bench

My & my BFF, sitting on the bench nearby the Thames, way back on 1990. We were students and we went for a travel in London. The gournaling is about our habbit to sit on the bench, relax and enjoy a good 'girls talk'. Since that travel, we use this phrase "sitting on the bench' to describe girls talk, and the journaling is all about it. Our 'bench talks' are some of my most fav things in life and I cherish them a lot.
I've made this lo for the photo inspiration challenge at BoBuuny, with this photo as inspiration:

I was inspired by the browns and blues colors, with white, all in subtle colors. I was also inspired by the  quite and peaceful scene, with the little girl sitting by the bed. All the dp are BoBunny - EtCetera collection and Timepiece collection.
For the design and tripes of dp and paper lace, I was inspired by Zoe's beautiful layout and tutorial at My Creative Scrapbook. I also used a small circular chipboard, above the photo, for the place and date.
I've made all the flowers  here, a doily I crocheted and the paper blooms, punched and distressed. 
The frame is Imaginarium's chipboard, painted with gesso and then inked with blue distress ink and brown ink, all covered with some stickles.
Here are some close-ups:

I would like to enter it also for the following challenges:
use chipboard - get creative (I used two - the frame and the circle one above the photo)
the simple things - workout #60 at scrapfit
make your own folded embellishments - the paper variety (with Bo Bunny as the sponsor! and my lo  was made with Bo Bunny's dp, and so are the flowers)
patterned papers - dysu
anything but a card - simonsays stamps and show
distress/vintage - crop stop; delightful
Thank you for taking the time and visiting my blog! your comments are much appreciated.

בחזרה לדפי וינטאג', מרובי שכבות.. תמונה שלי עם חברתי הטובה ביותר, בטיול שלנו בלונדון לפני המון שנים. באותו טיול 'ייסדנו' את מוסד הספסל שלנו - ישיבה משותפת ושיחת בנות. המושג הזה מלווה אותנו מאז ועד היום (אפשר להחליף את הספסל על גדת התמזה בכסאות בית קפה חביב... העיקר שמתקיימת שיחת בנות).
הסיום של הכנת הדף הזה זכתה לזריקת עידוד מחברתי קרין, שהזמינה למפגש יצירה קטן ואינטימי, ועזרה בסבלנות אין קץ בכל ההתחבטויות באשר לפרחים שהכנתי... :) תודה רבה, קרין!
ההשראה, כמו גם ההדרכה, למראה השכבות עם תחרת הנייר, קיבלתי מכאן.
תודה על תשומת הלב!


Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Such a gorgeous LO. Absolutely love that flower cluster with your hand crafted flowers!! The lace punched edges are fabulous too! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

einat109 said...

יצירה יפייפיה, הצבעים הרגועים ומראה השכבות עם פסי התחרה מקסים בעיני.
עוד שבוע חלף אז שיהיה סופשבוע מקסים.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and the flowers! :):):):):):):):):):):)

karindi said...

כל כך כל כך יפה!
קודם כל, לכבוד הוא לי להיות חלק מתהליך הבנייה של הדף הנפלא הזה. כמו שאמרתי לך, התלהבתי מאוד מהשכבות המיוחדות שברקע. ואחרי שראיתי כמה עבודה וכמה אהבה הושקעה בכל פרח- אני מעריכה ומתלהבת אפילו יותר. היה תענוג, מקווה שוב בקרוב!

MARILYN said...

Beautiful page, Liibeti!!! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFit!

CropStop said...

Beautifully distressed and just a lovely background story. Thank you for joining in the fun at

WencheP said...

This is beautiful. I absolutely love the flowers, they are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


חתולי8 said...

איזה דף משגע!! מושלם!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your scrapbook page is delightful. I really like the colors you used and all the lacy edged layers. Your handmade flowers are awesome too. Such a sweet memory and a wonderful scrapbook page to rememeber it. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Irini said...

Absolutely gorgeous layout, I love the colours the embellishments, the story....just fabulous Libeeti thank you so much for supporting Get Creative!

Dreamtime Designs said...

Absolutely wonderful design & LO. The flowers are totally adorable :) Great vintage/distressed theme that fits perfectly with our Delightful Challenge. I totally hope you join us this week with the next challenge :) Good luck.
Lisa Walsh
(Dreamtime Designs)

P.S I have blog candy if you're interested.

rosalien said...

Wohh, this card is amazing. So many beautiful details. i love the punched borders, wand the bunch of flowers in the ccorner and that accent on the photo. Absolutly fantastic.
Thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien