Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Color Combos Galore 197

PLEASE NOT: I just wanted to touch base with readers whether they are having the same problem that I have been having when it comes to leaving comments. The lovely Debbi Tehrani said she was and told me that when you go to comment and leave the page to log in, make sure you untick the box for keep me signed in, for some reason once you do this and log in it takes you back to the comment box where you can this time leave your comment. Hope this helps a few other out who are having problems, as this seemed to fix it for me.

This weeks gorgeous colour palette inspired me to do a boys page. Sometimes I like to go against the norm and prove just because they are girly colours they can be applied to a boys page without making it overly feminine. I feel I have achieved that with this page.

The inspiration prompt this week was to use a digital element on the photo, I used a digital frame purchased from 2Peas sometime ago and placed it over the photo which also happens to have some of the colours from the palette in it. I also dragged a larger side profile image of my son from another photo making it look like he is watching, just for a little bit of added fun.

For the background I used a Jenni Bowlin core-dinations cardstock that I sanded around the embossed image and I also machine stitched the top. I also challenged my self to use scraps for this page which I other than the background I used up lots of cutouts that I had sitting in my stash and scraps of paper.

The top cutout is from Pink Paislee 360, KI Memories is used through the centre and has been punched with a MS punch. I used two left over borders from FP Its the little things"range and the dogs had been cut from a Websters paper. The flowers behind the dog have the pink from the palette along with the letters in the title which are old making memories chipboard letters. The sentiment stickers is also from MM and I have this on a Dusty Attic chipboard journalling block.

I have used white gel pen to doodle between the top cutouts. Other products used are dimensional pearls and kindy glitz. Thanks for looking and I hope you have enjoyed the layouts I have created this week.

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  1. It is so cool Fi that you made a boy page when the colours automatically made the rest of us go girlie! really like the dramatic feel to the photo, not a typical surf and beach tinge but more of something mysterious - at a quick glance, your son and doggie could have been playing in heavy fog. I totally suck with the digital enhancements while you work them like a true pro! Good job on this one too! xx

  2. I agree with dear Eila. Your layout is cool and different ad I am really impressed that you could make your DS appear twice in the same photo. That's awsome...:-D
    It seems people are beginning to comment at my place again. I switched to Chrome and that seems to have done the trick for me.

  3. woohoo Fi... this is layout is WICKED...!!!!I never bored coming here... always give me the inspiration to create!!! Hugs...xoxo

  4. Awesome LO! Love the cut bold and effective. Your stitching is fabulous and I love that you used flowers and such a lovely mix of elements on a guy page...well done, it turned out beautifully.

  5. Fi, you are the bomb..a creative diva, the super hero of scrap! Have I mentioned how utter freakin' awesome you page is??? Love the rich intensity of the colors and your wicked photo editing... Fi, you're my creative hero!

  6. thanks for the super nice comment on my blog - i have yet to do a challenge on CCG but oh do i want too!!

  7. Hi Fi, thanks for tip on posting, wasn't aware of that! LOVING your creation, very different and how cool to use up lots of your stash will have to try that, seem to be adding more and getting rid of nothing at the moment LOL! Have a fantastic weekend x

  8. Look at you, using all that "old" stash and making it look fresh and new! Fantastic page design and details, as always! Just gorgeous!