Saturday, November 30, 2013


Hi again! Hope everybody is having a good weekend? Mine has not been to bad, although it is unfortunately raining right now.... yes my post title has nothing to do with the actual weather but the lovely colors on the layout I have to share today!! I'm actually surprised I found the time to make this page today as my Mom and I went out Christmas shopping nearly all day.... We didn't get home til 4!! Maybe it's because my Son is spending the weekend with his daddy. I hate it when he goes.... he's still so little and I miss him too much. It gives me time to do some things though.... like this blog post!!
So today I decided that I really love yellow.... I brought a whole heap of clothes for Christmas that have yellow in them, a gorgeous fluro yellow.... and I decided I would participate in the ScrapFriends current Yummy Scrap color challenge... all because of the yellow!! It's a little strange because while I use touches of yellow in scrapbooking occasionally I rarely make it the focus of a page and I have never liked yellow clothes before.... I won't complain though because the clothes look great, and I love my layout! Check out ScrapFriends Yummy Scrap challenge here. It's totally stunning and the design team work is fabulous! You will not be disappointed!!

The color palette:

Before I get to sharing my creation I have to mention that I couldn't work out whether that top color was meant to be a blue or a medium grey so I have gone with the latter and the last two colors look identical on my computer so I've gone with black and chocolate brown (like the rim of the bowl).... anyway I hope you like what I came up with!!

'You Grow Up So Fast'

As you can probably tell the background is shiny. It was actually the packaging from Pink Paislee's Mistables collection. I've cut the top off and a little from the edges, added texture paste and watercolor (I didn't use gesso because I really loved how the watercolors came up on the raw background), and distressed the edges, adding some tears here and there.
I used my Winsor and Newton watercolors lemon yellow and cadmium orange. They are very vibrant and you only need the tiniest bit as they have a lot of pigment.

Here is what the background looked like before I added papers and embellishments:

Behind my background I've added a sheet of chocolate brown paper, helping to make the distressed edges and tears really stand out. It also makes watercolors pop.
Some close-ups:
Lots of Prima flowers, along with some AC, Echo Park, Pink Paislee, Studio Calico, and Tim Holtz. There are a few other brands here as well.

I totally adore the black Le Mia rose from Prima. The grey ones are fantastic too, but black is rare and therefore beautiful. Besides it's a perfect match for this color scheme.
A Collections Elements butterfly and a little wood veneer yacht by Studio Calico. I even managed to find some funky bright yellow paper flowers, by Prima, in my stash. It took a little searching though as I have a cookie jar full!!
I have had this Kaisercraft mask for a few months now and I've only used it once before, which was on an art journal page I completed last month, I think! I really like it so I believe I will make an effort to use it more often!!
I cut a frame from a sheet of acetate, then cut it in half, placing one each on opposite corners of the photo. For my little twine frame, I actually unraveled some twine. I had planned to use my black waxed twine, but unfortunately I ran out, and oddly enough my yellow baker's twine looked horrible on here.... My next best option?.... Unravel some baker's twine and just use white. I really like how it turned out!!
It's been a while since I used Thickers on a layout.... I have so many that I never use, along with loads of alpha sticker sheets. I tend to have my fave's that I use on almost everything, while the rest gather dust. It was nice to change things up a bit.
I really adore this bright yellow arrow, though I was a little disappointed because something stuck to it and tore off some of the color leaving quite a large white patch. In an attempt to fix it I painted the missing section with yellow paint. In the end however, it was still quite noticeable. I was tempted not to use it but I liked it too much. In the end I placed the little bike over the patch and then tucked it behind the Prima flower. Now you can barely tell it's there!!

That's it from me again today, though I will be back early in the week with a few things to share, been working on a few little projects!! Don't forget to pop over to the ScrapFriends blog (You can find the link at the top of the post) and check out the current challenge, DT work and other entries. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you back again soon!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!!! Xoxoxoxox!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous layout! Loved seeing the background before everything was placed on top, and very clever use of the bike on the arrow - would never have known about the torn off bit. Thank you for joining us again at Scrap Friends.


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