Thursday, July 14, 2011

Marseille 2h.: Let's Get Shabby Challenge 25

Here is the challenge photo at Let's Get Shabby:
We were limited to using two elements from: lace. chipboard, fabric, and book/music page. (Quite difficult, because I often use all four out of habit!) I used fabric and chipboard.

Inspiration Photo for the challenge
I thought of a place setting, and the cutlery and the numbers on the plate made me think of train travel, club cars, and good living.  If only I had a picture of me eating a meal on the Orient Express, it would have been perfect!

Marseille 2h.: using fabric and chipboard
I settled on two pictures of me and my husband in Marseille.  While there, 2 o'clock became our designated hour to have lunch.  By 2 o'clock, it was time to seek shelter from the fierce sun.  We would sit at one of the charming cafes under an awning or umbrella and order a glass of rose wine, followed by a leisurely lunch.

To emphasize my French theme, I chose papers from the Parisian Anthology, and inked them a little with a steel gray ink. I edge punched some blue cardstock and tucked it in behind to incorporate the blue colour from the napkin.
To represent the vertical placement of the knife and fork, I ran long strips of Webster's bloomers to frame the photos:
I used the numeral 2 to designate the hour (2 heures). The chipboard is covered thickly in white and black Enamel Accents to give it the look of a French address plaque.  
The butterflies and floral wreath are also chipboard, and I made the letter packet by covering chipboard pieces with stickers from Tim Holtz, and tying it with string.
This challenge really appealed to me and yet stumped me at the same time: it definitely stretched my creative brain.  It was fun to scrap these photos and remember that wonderful week in Marseille just two years ago. There's still time to enter this challenge - it ends July 20. Here's the link:  Let's Get Shabby Challenge 25.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  A votre sante, and have a wonderful day!


  1. beautiful layout!
    thanks for playing with us at LGS!

  2. love your embellie cluster and the story behind the use of your two. Thanks for playing along with us at shabby.

  3. I think this is a gorgeous LO...I love it xx

  4. This is gorgeous !! Love it !

  5. Hi Fran, what a super nice layouts do you say enjoy your blog look around. Nice work. Have you become a follower of.

    Scrap Greetings fanatic Peter, Netherlands

  6. This is just beautiful! I really love your layers, the gorgeous mix, and the colors!

  7. Beautiful page. I really like your little cluster of elements in the bottom corner. Thanks for playing along at Lets Get Shabby.