Salzburg A4 layout

Ольгусенок had an anniversary last month and she asked her followers to help her to arrange a scrapbook - I can understand her well, you never have time to complete your own projects =) I'm still making two albums, which seem to have no end...
So I signed up for a layout about Salzburg. I'm sorry it took me almost half of a year to complete this... due to my "state", I hardly could make myself do anything at all. But I hope Olga can forgive me since she's in the same state now ;)
I've been in Austria, though we've skipped the excursion to Salzburg, so I had to think of something nice for this layout with no personal impressions =)
I decided to incorporate all photos Olga sent me "to choose from". And I know one good method to put a lot of photos in one LO - mosaic! This technique I always found pretty hard to apply to your own photos - you have to cut them, your precious and dear memories, into small pieces!.. But having someone else's photos to cut is easier =))) So that's what I came up with:

6 photos.
As the layout looks pretty bright with this mosaic I decided not to overload it with bright background too, so I chose off-white paper and added some red embellishments to support the flag of Austria and Salzburg city emblem. Some free from photo spaces are filled with red&white tiles with german words "Osterreich", "Salzburg", "Willkommen" =) Used some masking on the top of the page to make a "city horizon in the light of the sunset" =) Alphas "Salzburg" are cut with my CraftRobo.

What Salzburg is famous for? Of course, Mozart! And Mozart candies =))) So I made a little embellishment - shaker, the background of it is a Mozart-kugel-candy wrap =)

And microbeads inside.

I added some thin white satin ribbons with red beads to make the layout more "touchable". And on the bottom of the LO there's a flap, when you rotate the treble clef brad you can open it. There's one more photo (in photo corners, so it can be removed easily) and some space for journaling:

I sincerely hope that Olga would love this LO in her album =) Because I really had fun making it.
Thanks for looking!

Quilled bumble bee tutorial

Русская версия МК - в блоге Хомячок challenge

The insect I've chosen has a complicated configuration so I had to study a dozen of photos to understand what parts I should make and how should I connect them. So, let's look at the photo:

The bumble bee consists of a few parts:
* "bumble" - the heaviest part,
* "chest" - a less heavy ball,
* head with antennae,
* 6 legs,
* 2 wings.


Rainbow bookmark

A little creation in summer colors: a corner bookmark

Made it to support a new challenge on Little fun challenge blog which has started today and will last till the 18th of August. The challenge is to create a bookmark with any hint of rainbow. =) Join us =)

Well, and since the Color Throwdown has a rainbow color challenge, I'm in! =)

Thanks for looking!


Baby inchies

Hi all!
Today I'm showing some inchies - squares 1" x 1" (2,5 cm).
Homyachok challenge blog has started a new express-challenge "Inch of my love" today. Express - because it will last for one week only. And the task is not very complicated. It's all about inchies: make three or more of inchies or rinchies to enter a challenge.
And that's my example I made as a member of the DT.

Сегодня я покажу новые инчики - квадратики со стороной 1 дюйм (2,5 см).
В Хомячок challenge блоге сегодня началось новое экспресс-задание "Инчики моей любви". Экспресс - потому что оно продлится всего 1 неделю и задание не очень сложное. А задание посвящено инчикам. Вот и я в качестве дизайнера вдохновляю людей присоединяться =)


Quilled bumble bee

Homyachok challenge blog has started a new quilling challenge today!!! The title is Wings of summer - create any quilled project which must include at least one "thing with wings" and at least one flower (if you joined us for "Solo" challenge - use that flower in your work).
Things with wings can be different: butterflies, flies, bees, dragonflies, other winged insects, birds... or anything you can think of that has something to do with summer =)

When I got the task I thought about butterflies - that's obvious, but for me it was too obvious. So I looked for some inspiration on Inna's blog, she loves to quill insects, so I thought I could get some cute idea. But I stumbled upon another great "thing": Quilled Totoro toy! I LOVED the look of that little cute furry and fluffy creature =) Of course he has nothing to do with summer nor with wings =) But it brought an idea of making a nice fluffy 3D bumble bee! =)
So I started making paper fringes... it took ages =)
And finally I came up with this:


Summer festival - homyachok challenge

Being a designer in a team of Homyachok challenge blog, I'm glad to say that today a new challenge has started. This time it's not a quilling challenge, but a general one - actually you can make ANY project, using any technique and any supplies you like; no restrictions. But your work should correspond with the main topic. This time it's a Summer festival!

What I came up for participants inspiration is a... potholder =) Unexpected?
Well, my assosiations were like:
summer - warm - grass - green, bright and green =) And my kitchen is mostly green and lime-bright, so I thought that such an accessory will fit my kitchen well =)
festival - masquerade - funny costumes - fabric; sewing, fabric, little pieces like feather joining to create a whole piece of fun... quilting! So I made a little quilt potholder with a twist of green and bright colors.

The pattern I used is entirely designed by me, so I have no fine idea whether it has any analog, traditional name or any other author. I used 10 different pieces of fabric. I'm not a very experinced quilter, but I surely had fun making this thing =) And will probably make some more, 'cause my old potholders are blue and pink - and they don't fit my new green kitchen at all! =)
Thanks for looking, guys!
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