Friday, July 29, 2011

Color Combos Galore - Palette 202

Welcome to another new palette release, but before I move onto that I just wanted to shout out to Shaunery who was the winner of the CCG 200th Celebration Blog Hop, Congratulations.....

This weeks colours were so fresh looking, I loved working with them. Although the White Washed Wood colour was maybe a little tricky, it was a grey that had a violet tone to it. I found some bazzil cardstock in Lilac Mist that worked perfectly with it but it photographed a little light as did my Lime Ice color which is an old cardstock by Colorsense called Mountain Air/Chambray. These were one of the original doublesided cardstocks that were created for tearing.

Well this is what I came up with this week, the inspiration challenge was to use some sort of wood grain effect on our page, and for some reason it drew me to a picture taken of my DD when we had a bomb fire, we had to use sticks from the push to toast marshmallows. I know weird way to go for the inspiration but that's what I ran with. And much to my DD disgust that I used in her words ""the worse picture" lol, night shots taken with a flash are not always that good but for me its a natural photo of her in a moment. Her journey at that age braces an all..... I love it and hopefully when she is older looking a back through her album with her children she will be greatful that I did capture these moments candidly.

On the black background I have used a combination of rubon borders from K & Company that I cut down the middle and then randomly rubbed around the edges then sanded some back off. I also used a Prima template that I misted with Maya Rds Silver Plated mist and then chalked over with shimmer chalks. I splashed a little paint using MM Celery but it dried a little dull.

I have used Websters papers for the fussy cutting and a combination of MM flowers, Kaiser and Prima. Their is hidden journalling behind the tag up the top which is braded down and can just be spun around to read. Other elements used are more old rubons, K & Company Amy Butler die cut shapes, mixed stickers and transparency from Fancy Pants.

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed enough to leave me your thoughts, would love to hear other peoples opinions about how important it is to scrap these candid style photos.

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  1. When I saw the color palette...I was like...hmm... this is hard color combo... but looking at your LO... speaks otherwise... YOu nailed it FI... the dark background totally enhance the color palette... you genius... hugs...xoxo

  2. Absolutely luscious! The black background is inspirational - the colours look so vibrant and cohesive. The whole l/o looks good enough to eat!

  3. Wow! This is gorgeous! You really created an amazing lo with the colors!

  4. You really got a good thing going with the black background at the mo, love how the fussy cutting and misting stands out! For me these candid shots are what brings our memories alive, and yes while it is nice to scrap a studio shot it often doesnt tell a story. Candid shots show all the quirks of our everyday lives,and help us remember the small things that make up who we and our families are!

  5. Gosh that's a whole lotta work gone into your page Fi! echoing Stacee about the black background, just puts a zing to all the colours. Lots of interesting details and great memory as always. Have tried roasting marshmallows once, but they either got too gooey or burned to cinders. My American friend once raved abour S'mores and had me try one. Thought me teeth would fall out instantly ;)) xxxx

  6. Love this one Fi, there's the black again LOL!