Wednesday, September 1, 2010

MPTS September Challenge

So this months challenge was a doozie!!!! This challenge pushed me so hard out of my creative box, I was burning a hole in my brain thinking what was I going to create!!!! Then I remembered that one hot summer day back many, many years ago, when my girls and I were up home visiting my mother in Maine, and it was sooo hot out and no pool to be had. My mother said girls I have a great idea, lets fill up this old bucket ( your mother and uncle Peter used to take their baths in it on Saturday evenings on the farm) so they sure did....the photos speak loud and clear my girls had a blast, they played in that old bucket the whole time we visited. Generations of memories to scrap about.... RUSTY BUCKET
Theme: "Rustic (rusty bucket)

Supplies: Metal and Twine (or wire)
Surface: Any
Technique: Torn Paper

Hop on over to MPTS blog challenge to see more inspiring artwork from the other DT Members, and while your at it-dig through your stash and create a piece of art with "Rusty Bucket" in mind..I would love to see your art....

close up of my stamped flowers, inked and curled to pop off the page....

I started with Cosmo Cricket 12x12 paper (I had in my stash), inked the edges with CTMH Chocolate ink, distressed the edges of photos, taped down and torn the edges to show the white core-also inked the edges in Chocolate...
punched two little holes on each edge of the photo and tired hemp in a knot-to add texture and depth...
took another Cosmo Cricket pattern paper that matched and tore both sides and inked to draw the eye. added a little journal box lined with antique brads, to off set the Metal Letters I used to spell out "Bucket Suds"
This layout still needed more, and plus my girls were in the photos and we love flowers, so I grabbed a couple of stamp sets and inked in many colors, cut out and inked edges, and distressed to give a muted look- and whoo looa handmade flowers to match...
Supplies I used:
Cosmo Cricket paper
Glossy Accents
Double sided sticky tape
Metal Letters
Making Memories Brads
Due Drops
Inks: Chocolate, Sunflower, Garden Green, Barn Red, and Juniper
Stamps: Funky Florals, With Love (old stamp sets that I had on hand)
enjoy visiting the DT blogs: create on
Peggy Lee


  1. oh my Peggster!!! you are soo on a roll....this layout came out FABULOUS Darling...just FABULOUS!!

  2. I think you and I were on the same page chickie...just different centuries! Even the colors are similar! I love it!!

  3. thanks Lynne-you are my little cheerleader!!!! love that

    thanks Heather-yes walking down memory lane!!!

  4. Very Cute! Buckets are fun. Love you Peggy.

  5. Love the layout! And what great memories!

  6. Beautiful layout Peggy! It's amazing to see what we can do with an old bucket!!! Your work is an inspiration!

  7. Awesome layout! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and fun story with us!!

  8. I love that you did a scrapbook layout for this challenge. Adorable way to show off the photos!!