Friday! Lotus challenge #127

From now on, Friday is “Lotus day”!!!
My term as a Design Team member starts today with challenge #127
– which is now up on the Lotus Paperie blog – and it’s a fun one:

The challenge this week is to use FELT!

I hope it inspires you to hop on over to Lotus Paperie
and play along with us this week! Here’s what I made…


The paper is from the “Paris Nights Collection” (designed by Nina Higgins for GCD studios.) I fell in love with this collection as soon as I laid my eyes on it! The sheet I used is called “Versailles” and it has a Linen Texture Finish…

I used a “French shabby chic” photo of myself to go with the paper.
I edited the photo in Photoshop.
The title/journaling is also French and means “Come dance with me cheek to cheek” (that’s a bit of a “free translation” but sounds a lot better than what it really says: “Come dance, eyes against breasts” – how on earth does that look like?)

Here’s the felt!!!
It took quite some
time to make this
out of felt (using
the real hat as an
example) but it was
such fun to do! It
has two layers, and
the “light effect (on
top and at its seam)
where made using
white stazon ink.

The finishing touch,
ribbon with a bow,
just like the real hat!





Felt swirls… 






A rose and leafs 
cut out of old lace.







Last week I received this award from Vivian, thanks sweetie!!!

“Here’s a little about the Friends award: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to five bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.” 

Since I started this blog, I made a lot of friends on the Internet and I put each and every name in my blog roll (on the right side of my blog) 
This award goes to all those ladies listed there… I love you all and I’m very glad I found you!

Friday… not only “Lotus day” but also the start of the weekend, YEAH!
My parents come visit me this afternoon – they stop by on their way home from their vacation in France – and I’m looking forward to an evening filled with nice food (I know, ’cause I already did the grocerie-shopping) and drinks and laughter! That’s some way to start the weekend!!!
A weekend in which I planned a lot of scrapping also – and I mean making lay outs I will actually be able to publish and show you! Wishing you all a nice weekend too, and be sure to visit me again after that to see what I created… 
Je t’embrasse!

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7 Responses to “Friday! Lotus challenge #127”

  • cindy Says:

    WOW … that is friggin awesome. I love it. And your layout is GORGEOUS.

  • jessica Says:

    Love your pg. Marit! that hat is so super cool…i love how you think outside the box!

  • Melissa F Says:

    Whoa, love the felt hat.

  • Vivian Says:

    Wowwwwww, wat een gave LO!!! De foto`s zijn super en dan de vilten hoed, echt mooi gemaakt!
    Jammer dat ik geen tijd heb om mee te doen deze week, want vilt is zo leuk om mee te scrappen 🙂

    Een heel fijn weekend toegewenst, geniet er maar lekker van!!!

    Groetjes Viv

  • julie Says:

    Thanks ever so much for popping by the shabby blog. Just love that hat on your layout gorgeous.

  • Chimene Says:

    Wat een geweldige foto’s en een gave layout heb je gemaakt!!!
    Dank je voor je berichtje op mijn blog!!


  • Denise Says:

    Hey Marit!! I’m finally blogging again, I’ve been missing your fabulous pages!!! I love the felt you used!!! Amazing my friend just amazing!!! Yay for Lotus Day!!!!