Friday, September 23, 2011

Color Combos Galore - 210

Well I had a super busy week this week but still managed to squeeze in a layout and a card for this weeks reveal. Wasn't sure I would have the time and did not get the time to spend on the colours as I usually would but I was happy with the end result.

My friend and I donated out time to a group of kids, they were attending a camp called "Camp to Belong", this is a non government funded camp that is held for siblings in care that only get to see each other maybe once a year. During this week they celebrate their birthdays with a party and presents, they also spend a day at Dreamworld, have a sport icon visit them and just get to spend time together that they wouldn't normally have the opportunity to do. During all of these activities photos are taken of these kids so that they can make a memory keepsake album. I was asked on very short notice to help out, my friend and I had a 2 days to put together 20 sample pages and then cut up all the paper to make kits, in total we did over 200 worth of pages for these kids to basically stick together and then add photos and stickers. It was definitely well worth it to see these sibling united and create some memory's that our kids take for granted every day.

As you can imagine I had paper spread across my work tables cutting these kits, in between that I was making my layout and for some reason I also felt the need to make a card for my friend who helped me out with it all. I always print of the colours but half way into making my layout I discovered that I had lost my palette sheet and had to print another, only to find the other sheet when I had finished and the colours had printed different of the photos papers.

I used a Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folding through the centre of the cardstock and then spritzed with Tattered angels creating the Lavish Brown tone. The bricks alongside the photos are rubons from the Basic Grey range Archaic. Papers used are from Basic Grey, CherryArte, Sassafrass and Making Memories.

Paints used are Making Memories Manilla and Jo Sonja Norwegian Orange which I used around the edge of the layout with a stamp.

The frame around the photos is from Grants Archival and has a timber grain effect. I stitched a semi circle in the Lavish Brown also incorporating the orange hessian. The hot air balloon is cut from Websters. Other products are Prima & Kaiswer flowers, Maya Rds pins, Kaiser bling, DCWV Alphabets and TH Dimensional pearls.

This is the thank you card I made for my friend for helping me with all the kits. Most of the products are the same that I used in the layout.

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave. Hope you are all having a great weekend of creativity.

Bye for now Fi

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  1. Just love the story of the kits for kids and how it all came together - what a great use of paper and papercraft! Your layout and card are amazing - thanks for the pic of the colour swatches with your colours-in-progress - I do the same thing, but with varying degrees of success!

  2. Hi Fran, as you can see though the watches have printed two different colours and slightly different tones but it give me some idea what direction to go with and I write notes on the back if they are showing differently to on screen, ie if I need to go darker or lighter when picking colours.

  3. These are lovely & I can vouch that your colours are spot on! What a lovely thing to do for those kiddies. This week you get a gold star! Txxx

  4. Beautiful creations, LOVE the designs and you did so well with the colors! Enjoy your weekend, Fi! :)

  5. Both your layout and your card turned out just gorgeous, and as always, you did a fantastic job with the colors. Love that rolled piece on the card, and your layout is just fantastic with all those interesting textures and beautiful details!

    You are so generous to donate your time and materials for those children! What a special person you are, Fi!

  6. An absolute masterpiece Fi. Love love love it. Such fab attention to detail. So many great elements to grab the eye. Just love everything about it. Cheers Di xx

  7. Beautiful layout and card Fi! Love the background and all the details. And how great that you made that many layouts and packed all those kits in just two days. It is going to be such a special keepsake for the children.

  8. Hi Fi, what a lovely thing to do to help others, love the layout and card so special, take care, Doreen x

  9. gosh i have just GOT to get my butt over to CCG cause this combo is just STUNNING! orange is one of my to die for colors and its so hard to find - maybe not this time of year but normally not the most popular!
    still trying to figure out how you stitched that circle together - just love it! you trace the circle first then lay it out.. please more details!

  10. WOW Fi!!!... this is another beautiful layout!!! Loving the details and the color COmbo...!!! as always... you nailed it!!!

    You made great card too... love the clustering on the card too... Awesome... hugs...xoxo

  11. Gorgeous work as always Fi. loved the layout.
    Knave made the same experience as you that the colours don't always print the same on different machines, but at least we can get a general idea of the relationship between the hues.
    I was so impressed and happy to read about how you donated your time to such a worthy cause. I would have loved to do something like that. But over here we are so used to the Authorities always taking care of everything that we have very little charity work. Good on you!!!

  12. What a heartwarming story about the kids seeing their siblings and creating memory pages..thanks for sharing. Sound like you worked your bee-hind off....good on you for doing something so special.
    Both your layout and card are amazing!! I love everything about both of them....incredible details and texture...awesome.

  13. Love that you helped these children Fi, you're one warm hearted person! I wondered where you were now I know. lol I loved your 210 layout it was just perfect for the challenge.xx

  14. That thank you card is incredible! I am such a fan of your work. Thank you for stopping by my blog. xoxo