Friday, January 28, 2011

A Lovely Juxaposition at Color Combos Galore

Last night, Challenge 177 went live at Color Combos Galore! This week, we have a lovely juxtaposition of fresh spring color and the drama of black and white. I think the names I gave the colors are especially fun this week:

Here's the page I made. I always find it a fun challenge to find just the right colors, and I found the perfect teal the Bloom & Grow collection from My Mind's Eye. For the black and white papers, I cut out pieces from a couple of Teresa Collins papers (the damask and the frames), and the houdstooth is an old CherryArte paper. The banner is from My Mind's Eye's Fine and Dandy collection. I love mixing old and new stuff. I even dug out some old Autumn Leaves papers (the yellow behind the teal).

Our Designer's Challenge was to use flowers, metal, and lace. I have so many flowers, it was easy to find just the right colors. For the metal, I knew I wanted to use this little frame I got from Michael's eons ago--from that Card Connection line that was popular, and I added a chipboard heart under the glass. The Chatterbox chipboard was just the right shade of yellow.

I trimmed a banner from the Fine and Dandy paper and added it under the flowers. It's funny, I've had this bit of lace sitting on my desk for months, not knowing what to do with it, and it turned out to be the perfect size for this page.

I added another bit of metal up near the title. My sister and I stumbled onto a Hobby Lobby about a month ago when we were going on a "field trip" to a LSS an hour and a half away--I didn't even know we had that store so close to us! They were having a 40% off sale on almost every scrapbook supply, and I filled up my cart, including these pretty metal flower brads.

The letters are BasicGrey and I thought the color was close enough. I LOVE these microchip letters and I buy them whenever I see them because they're the perfect size for my 8 x 8 pages.

I found these pretty layered chipboard butterflies by K&Co at Michael's recently.

I love to tuck little phrase stickers onto my page here and there. This one's from an old sheet of stickers by Creative Imaginations that look sort of like fortune cookie sayings.

I added a little color with BasicGrey pearls to this damask design I cut out.

Thank you for stopping by and reading about my layout. Head over to CCG and take a look at the beautiful pages from our design team and guest designers. I hop you'll play along. There's an awesome prize to be won, provided by our sponsor, Stash to Treasure.


BabyBokChoy said...

Talk about spot on for the colors!! So so pretty. I really like all the embllies you have on the page and yet it still is very cohesive. something i'm trying to learn....

Murphy's Law said...

wowzers. that color combo rocks. and your page is gorgeous. hmmm...when i get home i'll have to check it out.

Bente Fagerberg said...

JJ had just the right word I was looking for earlier; cohesive.
You have a nack for mixing and matching!
So cool to read about the different details on your page.
I already told you I love it!

Christiane said...

wow, this page rocks!! love the dramatic look!! :))

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