Friday, July 1, 2011

OMG!!!! I was accepted over at Color Combos Galore for their Design Team Call.

This was one of the first sites I found last year when I decided to take a look online to see what was around and challenge myself a bit more. I think I typed something like colour into the search bar and this is the site that I came across. Since then I have mostly met the weekly challenge.

Janet Perafan-Babar who is the owner of CCG is lovely and always makes time to be available through the live chat when the reveal is done, one can only imagine how hectic trying to organise that every week must be. Debbi Tehrani and Susan Stringfellow just to name a couple of their amazing design team members are alwayss around and quite happy to have a quick chat as well. They are all so friendly and make you feel right at home, I am so excited to be working along side these talented ladies.

Well this was my submission for the Call.

I decided to go Retro and use photos of my DD. I took inspiration from the picture in a totally different way. I looked at the girl on the background wall and thought about how far we have come as women and my DD is totally proof of this. She has an Electrical Apprenticeship in a very male dominated world. She has just been signed up recently and purchased her first car, which is a far cry to the older style one in the picture and it worked so well with the colour

I decided to go with black cardstock for the background to make the colours really pop out. The red flowers were cut from a Pink Paislee paper and the photo is matted on some core-dinations embossed cardstock that I sanded. I stamped the background using a Magnolia stamp loading it up with two colours.

I turned my photo black and white and then used a transparency tool to bring some colour back into the picture for the car and tools on her work belt, I then applied some softening effect to the edges of the photo and then overlayed with a 7Gypsy transparency.

Other embellishments use are from Prima, Dusty Attic, Websters, Melissa Frances and a couple of others that I cannot think of at the moment.

Well thank you for looking and hope you have enjoyed my layout enough to leave me a comment, its always so lovely to read them.

I also wanted to say a big congratulations to all the other newly appointed Design Team members, well done.

Bye for now

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  1. CONGRATS Fi... You well-deserved it... doing the YAY dance!!! hugs...xoxo

  2. Congrats! I look forward to getting to know you better.

  3. HUGE CONGRATS Fi!!! Your layout is amazing and I am looking forward to creating along with you :))xx

  4. You Rock!! Congrats big time. So Looking forward to seeing your pages each week.
    Wooo Hooo go Fi Txxxx

    I´m so glad to be in the same time of are such a wonderful girl..and I love to talk with you!!!!!
    I wish a wonderful weekend !!
    Kisses and huges from Brazil

  6. Fi I am over the moon for you, have long admired your layouts on CCG, look forward to seeing more of your layouts than you already do on there, huge congrats x

  7. A BIG congrats to you! Love the lo you did for the submission! Your style is awesome!

  8. So, so thrilled you made the team, Fi! Your page is just amazing and so well-deserving of accolades! Love seeing the dimension in that closeup! Looking forward to working alongside you!

  9. Congratulation Fi!!! I love your page!!! Happy to work with you in this great team!!!

  10. Congrats Fi, love the boldness of your LO.

  11. Really wonderful news Fi - congrats!!! Love the strong statement of the black as main and then red as vibrant second with a touch of teal to top it off. Your DD rocks - go girl and show them lads! xxx

  12. Congrats on being selected for the Color Combos Galore Design team!!! Really amazing news. :) Your layout is the stamping, the way you have edited your photo, your use of transparency and the lovely dimension that you've achieved. Great job..

  13. I'm soooooo happy you made the DT!! You are a pioneer of scrappiness, innovator of creativeness. Your passion is reflected in your creations, as I've yet to see a "bad" layout by you. You pour every once of effort and love into your work. Can't wait to see what you come up with next! Keep it real and keep true to your colors!! LOL