June 16, 2012

The Whatevers #1

Go Check out Natahalie's Studio to join The Whatevers!

I do not scrapbook a lot, so I thought this might be a fun way to maybe get in the mood for Scapbooking also - 
anyway, I think this was a fun idea.

This picture did remind me a lot about Fanny and Alexander, so that is what I called them, and it made me think about a scene in that movie when it is christmas. The kids have been waiting all day and in the evening the father opens the large door to the formal livingroom and there is this gigantic 3 meter tall christmastree. Well, at least I hope that scene was from Fanny and Alexander.... I might be wrong :)

Here is my story:

Christmas eve is the longest day in the year... We have to get up early, put on our finest clothing and wear it all day... that means we can do anything fun cause we must not get dirty before going to church. We know that the tree has been decorated and is behind the closed door to the formal livingroom, but we are not allowed to see it. We know about the presents under the tree, but we have to wait. All we do this day is wait and wait and wait and it is soooooo boring! And then all the grown ups expect us to be so darn happy all day - smiling, laughing - don't you belive it, they even wanted us to smile when they forced us to sit down for taking our picture. But we would not do that! Oh no we didn't! Give us some presents, then maybe we will smile for your photos!
Fanny and Alexander

Even though my story is about christmas, I did not want to make a christmaspage and ended up with a yellow and orange one. I tried to make it a little Finnabair-style, but faild :) I screwed it all up trying to add black to it. 
Who cares, I like it this way.

- Dylusions sprays: Lemon Zest and Crushed grape
- Distress ink Dried Marigold
- Lindy Stamp gang, Moon Shadow Gossamer gold spray
- Layers of Colors art stencil Belle brocade
- TH tissuetape
- TH grungeboard elements
- Stamps: Layers og colors Nature walk and french script (unknown)
- TH alphabet die Carnivale
- Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Kort og Godt
- Yellow, gold and orange acrylic paint
- Gesso
- Metal, pearls, ribbon, fabric and other bits and pieces from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!


Donna said...

I like the colors you used....they work well with the sepia tones of yesterday and lend to the overall vintage feel. Not sure what you had pictured in your mind, but this is not a fail! The background is so artful and the layout is great!

mrich2500 said...

I love what you have created...I got here via Vickie's blog. Getting ready to create mine...would love to stop by blog over the next week so you can see my story

Nathalie Kalbach said...

Oh i love the two and the amazing story you made up and the page looks amazing. The colors are gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with Vicki, Cat and me with The Whatevers! Have a gorgeous day - nat

MaxineD said...

Yup, and I like your page the way it is too, Gunn - love your wee story to go with it :-)
The strong colours and the depth of the many layers of stamps, sprayed colours and embellishments make for a couple of stunning pages.

Jennie Atkinson said...

What a great story and I love your colours.

I am hoping to get started tomorrow on mine! Isn't this great fun!!!!

Vicki C said...

What a GORGEOUS page! and I love love love your story!Thanks for playing with us!

clarose said...

I just love your page

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful page! Love that gorgeous texture and the story was great.

Cat Scanlon said...

I love the way your page turned out -- simply beautiful. I can't wait to your story next month :-)

Mila said...

Me gusta tu pagina y como lo has planteado, te ha quedado muy vintage.Me encanto la pagina.

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous colours and fun story

penny4thoughts said...

BEAUTIFUL textured page to go along with your wonderful story!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Gorgeous spread! Very bright colours! Love the story - of course it was like that (back then).But I believe that even today christmas eve in Scandinavia must be one of the longest days for the scandinavian children...

Greetings from Luxemburg!

deco dp said...

***** superbe bravo