Sunday, 9 August 2009

Hes a Southern Man

Last week I was up to my elbows in tissue paper and mod-podge creating a LO for Challenge two of CraftyTarts competition. Below is the picture that we all had to use as our inspiration.
I only needed a very short think about this one before deciding pretty much what I was wanting to do and what photo to use.

Here it is... A recent photo from one of Cody's hunting expeditions. It works pretty well with all of that 'white space', which of course I could not bring myself to leave empty. LOL, I'm not really a blank space kind of scrapper...but I LOVE 'white space'

My title was easy, it kind of fell into place as i was using a newspaper to pop a little 'advertising' onto my page (inspiration from the advertising in the sample) I was using a southern farming news paper and my lad is a true blue 'southern' kind of a bloke, so I googled the words of the Southern Man song and ...hey presto... they were totally made for my lad and my page!
My only doubt is that may be they are not suitable for a 'North Island' challenge. Hmmmm...!!!

My embellishments took the most thinking about, I wanted to make them southern man - affied
so I have a beer bottle cap, pull tag from a beer can, a little bit of string, a clock face (which may not have a whole lot of significance except it fitted on the bottle top perfectly!) and rose hip berries and foliage. To tie this in with my background I have rolled up a little of that farming newspaper.

and of course added a little 'snow' in the form of paint. I had fun with this challenge even though I made one huge mess!
Check out this weeks challenge here and do give it a go if you get a chance. Hannah has added a gorgeous sample that is well worth a look.

9 comments:

Hannah said...

Sonya, I have to say that you entry for challenge 2 just blew me away!! I LOVE what you did with the snow effects, so clever. I'm glad you are enjoying the competition, and look forward to seeing all your entries over the coming weeks. Thanks again for stopping by my blog today, too!

Wishful Thinking said...

What a fantastic LO. Love it ... the title, the song, the snow and the embellishments. Fab. :-)

heidi01 said...

WOW Stunning Sonya, I love the clock and the snow effects and I love the way the photo's are done, just ABSOLUTELY STUNNING Chickie

Axel....{Carol} said...

the whole thing is just perfect i loveeeeeee it so much.I wish i had a pinch of your tallent

Louise Forsyth said...

I am so stoked you won the challenge this week... I love this layout and the textured snow is AWESOME!!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with this week.

Amanda said...

that LO is simply stunning sonya, congrats on winning :D

lynne1 said...

It was a stunner Sonya. And remember Dallas and I are southern gals. I totally loved this LO and def will lift a few ideas indeed. can't wait to see your next entry

lynne1 said...

It was a stunner Sonya. And remember Dallas and I are southern gals. I totally loved this LO and def will lift a few ideas indeed. can't wait to see your next entry

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Really fun reading how this came together. That photo is brilliant to start with and your use of it and the embellishments are really clever and wonderful!
There has to be a South even in the North teehee ;)

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