Monday, May 21, 2012

BBTB2 Challenge - Kitchen




 
Welcome, it is Monday's BBTB2 Challenge and today our hostess Julia has chosen "the kitchen" for our project, and this one challenged me.  I wanted to convey the essence, simply but with impact.  My kitchen is one of my favorite rooms, it signifies so very much in our lives.  What I do sometimes when I am stuck is just jump in and do a general research, I will usually come up with something that stimulates my mojo.  The kitchen we know and walk into every morning is a long stretch from the kitchen of yore, here are a few of my inspirations, up until the 19th century many kitchens in the south were detached from the main living area, they tended to catch fire a lot.  Many communities used a communal area for cooking and in Europe it was common for women to take their bread to the baker for cooking.  The first mention of a spoon is thought to be in the mid 13th century and typically made of wood, bone or bronze.  But always it seems the kitchen, cooking area was a place of gathering for family, friends, weary travelers and children. So I chose the spoon and sharing as my items to capture the essence of a kitchen.
The background paper was created using Ranger Inks, dauber paint and distress crackle, it was then scanned in and then printed.  The sentiment block was cut from the pre-installed cart on the Cricut Imagination, lol, I always forget to use that and there are some cool shapes on it, it was cut from the background paper also, it represents the fire we use to cook our food.  the block says, "Whether sitting around a hearth fire or kitchen bar, time eternal, friends and food create lasting bonds." The spoons were cut with "From My Kitchen" and then colored using the Copics.  Hope everyone has a great week and I look forward to seeing your kitchen creations.

15 comments:

Carole Beath said...

what a burst of wonderful colors on this project... I love it.... You are The Color Control Queen.
Carole

Jayne said...

This is lovely Sandi,wonderful sentiment.
Jayne x

Brenda said...

Wow! I love your take on this challenge!! The colors in this handmade paper is just fabulous! Love, love the kitchen triva and the sentiment is so great!! Your spoons looks so real I really didn't think they were a die cut. lol You did an awesome job at coloring them!!

1CardCreator said...

Love this Sandi, the colors are so bright and cheery!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous background you created and the coloring on the spoons is super. Love your sentiment and all the kitchen history. Fabulous, hon. xxD

Jeri said...

Super cool that you created your own background paper. The colors are gorgeous. Your sentiment is perfect.

Scrapbooking for Joy said...

Love your spoons! Paper choice is just lovely. Fabulous job :0)

Stephanie said...

Terrific paper. Those spoons look like real wooden spoons. Love the kitchen history too.
Stephanie

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You are so amazing Sandi, loved reading all the history on the kitchen. AND your card is FABULOUS.. hugs from ukiah

Julia Moss said...

This is lovely Sandy.....I love your burst of colors and the sentiment is great.

Penniannie said...

Wow, you really steped out of the box, We all learned something, the handmade papers are awesome. Graet Project..

HUGS
Penny

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

So beautiful. The spoons look like you could take them right off the page. The handmade paper is stunning.

Sharon Caudle said...

You are such an awesome artist, Sandi! I thought those spoons were true wooden spoons. Your coloring always blows me away! What a gorgeous card! I love it!!!
hugs, Sharon

Glenda said...

Beautiful paper and colors! Love the sentiment! Love your take on the challenge!
Glenda

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

Beautiful..looks so real yet again..Krista