Friday, February 11, 2011

An Elegant Valentine Palette at CCG!

Challenge 179 went live at Color Combos Galore last night, and this week's palette was chosen in honor of upcoming Valentine's Day. I love that we included gray in the mix:

This palette, plus the Designer's Challenge, was perfect for scrapping one of my wedding photos. I've just recently started re-scrapping them. When I first started scrapping, I was so excited with all the stickers and deco scissors, that I went to town on my wedding pictures, and unfortunately I ruined a lot of them with those dreadful scissors. I cringe when I look at that first scrapbook I made. It wasn't until lately that I've gotten the courage to start scrapping them again.

Here's the page I made. We got married way back in 1981--yes, that means we'll be celebrating our 30th anniversary this July! Boy does that make me feel old (though I was a child bride--really--I was seventeen)! The picture was taken in front of the courthouse steps.

I had pulled a whole bunch of papers out when I started planning my page, and to my surprise and delight, this clapperboard from one of the Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue papers had the number 24 on it--we got married on July 24!

This transparent detail was cut from a Teresa Collins transparency that has a whole bunch of these pretty framed words on them. I wanted to lift it off the page so that the print would cast a pretty shadow on the white background. I added some jewels so that I could put the pop dots behind them.

I thought the Hambly birdcage rub-on was a perfect accent because it has two little lovebirds inside. I got that pretty laser-cut frame from a local scrapbook store. The "memories" label is also Teresa Collins, and the ticket is from The Graphics Fairy (my new best friend)--it comes in a whole sheet with different sayings, and what I love is that I can make it any size I want--which is important when you scrap 8 x 8. And isn't that border punch pretty? It's by EK Success.

I used some old 7 Gypsies paper (the circles with flowers) and added some gray pearls for shine and dimension. The red sayings came from Teresa Collins--it's a sheet of paper that has a gazillion word strips on it, all in red, black, and white. I got the butterfly through Google Images. I love the new Google feature that lets you select what color images you want. I knew I wanted red butterflies, so it was easy to find a couple of pretty ones and make them just the right size for my small page. I just printed them, cut them out, and popped on my page with pop dots under the wings and added some sparkly jewels. Yeah, after I drew in those antennae, I wished I had drawn them longer.

Here's a different red butterfly I found through Google Images.  Love all the pretty jeweled swirls they're making nowadays--perfect for a butterfly trail. And I added some lace at the top. Love the embossed Swiss dot cardstock.

This journaling spot is also from the Graphics Fairy. After I put it on, I realized the white was a way different shade than the other white cardstock pieces I had used, and it stuck out like a sore thumb, so I smudged some gray chalk around the edges.

The roses on the Inspiration Board cupcakes inspired me to use these tiny roses I got at Michael's (by Recollections). I love the edging BasicGrey has been adding on their glazed brads lately. So pretty! The gray velvet letters are American Crafts Thickers.

The frames I added to the left and right edge of my page are from a Teresa Collins paper. I added a bit of a Webster's Pages paper behind this one. The "Know This" stamp is also by Teresa Collins. I heat embossed it to make it a nice bold black.

The CCG team, Featured Member, and guest designer did a beautiful job with this palette. You should go take a peek at their work. And you should definitely play along--you might be selected as an upcoming Featured Member or even win the February prize from this month's sponsor, Unity Stamp Company. I hope to see your work in our Gallery soon!

Thank you for visiting my blog and reading about my page!


faridah said...

Hi Debbi!
I love this colour combo, a personal favorite with red :)
Your layout is gorgeously detailed! Love the velvet thickers so much, I've yet to see them at my lss here :p

Jasmine S said...

I love the colours this week and I'm hoping to get a start on my LO this week.
I loved your LO when I saw it. That pic is just gorgeous and I too noticed how you were looking at each other. Pure love. And you were only 17!!! I was 21 and I thought I was young. You have a gorgeous mix of embellies and elements and your close ups are fantastic to see all the stunning details. Gorgeous.

Amie said...

You are amazing in all your details and pretty little pieces stacked to make a masterpiece!!! Brilliant!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Hi Debbi! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! I have already printed out this challenge and will be hopefully tackling it this weekend. Your layout is stunning. I saw it at CCG and it's my total fave. Awesome! :D

Murphy's Law said...

oh wowzers. i love the b&w w/pops of color. and that photo is sweetness.

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Debbi this is one sweet and gorgeous layout. I absolutely love the close up pics because I can really appreciate the work that has gone into this. Amazing! What a beautiful pic as well. **such love** Its very evident! Thanks for your comment about my hubby..lol.I'll make sure I pass it on to him because he was reluctant for me to scrap him..LOL..Take care and thanks always for the support and enouragement! Glad to have met you through CCG!

Cathy said...

WOW Debbi stunning LO. So many gorgeous layered details and your photo is beautiful.. you look so in love!! Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog :)

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

This layout is beautiful Debbi!! I love how you used the colors, and love how you add so many extra details. Just beautiful! Oh and the 24 on that Websters paper is the perfect touch :)

Eila Sandberg said...

OMG Debbi, yet another absolute stunner! 30 years on and you two still have that very special love going on, it makes my heart very mushy. Thank you very much for the close ups, been drooling over all the detail work - just awesome!!

Kim said...

thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog, I have been looking back through your blog, your work is just so stunning fab fab!

Mitsue Iwata said...

Debbi, this is such a beautiful layout! This is my favorite one! All the elements here are stunning and the photo is perfect for this layout. Thanks for inviting me as a featured guest this week, and this is such a wonderful opportunity!

marilynprestonn said...

Gorgeous pages! Don't you love these happy coincidences. 24...how cool. :)Peggy

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, wow, wow! Just gorgeous!!

fairyrocks said...

Gorgeous LO, popping in from Graphics fairy,
Keep smiling and creating

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