Monday, June 23, 2008

If At First...

When Janet sent me the color swatch for this week's challenge at Color Combos Galore, my first thought was "ugh." A big ole ugh." But a commitment's a commitment, so I set to looking for papers and once I started working on this page, I fell in love with the color scheme! I think the colors were just perfect for this adorable photo of my nephew.

I've been trying to use some of my really old stuff, mixed with newer stuff, and here I used some really old Chatterbox papers and some ANCIENT frames--got a whole bunch of them when they were the craze--This & That, I think they were called. I'm slightly perturbed becaused I used the wrong frame. I had another frame all picked out--it was a solid red, rather than polka-dot. Somehow I adhered the wrong frame and didn't realize it until the whole page was done and I found the one I had meant to use upside down in my pile of scraps. The gray paper in the background truly is an exact match to the one in the color swatch, but my scanner sometimes plays tricks with colors.

7 comments:

croppin carla said...

OOOO that is adorable......you did a great job....
Seems like I have been using alot of old stuff too......its amazing what you find to use when you actually look instead of pulling from your new stash!

Nevis said...

Yeah, those colors are kinda ick. Certainly not very inspiring!!!

But on your layout you made it work.

Andrea said...

Another amazing layout....I like it alot!!! I have about 50 of those same exact frames, and often wonder when I will ever use them. Now I have inspiration to pull them out! Thanks!!!!

Lynn said...

wow what an amazing lo, and yup i woulda thunk the same thing. but you so rocked it. wooo hoo! i too have been trying to use up old stuff. love that.

Colleen said...

Love this layout and you always amaze my with what you do with the colour challenges!!

Sherri said...

I love it! Been lurking on your blog for a while now. You inspire me every stinkin' time!

Thanks for sharing your talent.

Monica and the team said...

love that color combo - what a sweet layout!

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