Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hey There, Cupcake! {A Delicious, Dreamy Palette at CCG}

Challenge 181 just went live at Color Combos Galore, and we're rounding out our month-long theme of sweets with an especially delicious palette!


Check out those fancy-schmancy names I came up with for the colors! :) What's a furbelow, you ask?
1. a ruffle or flounce, as on a woman's skirt or petticoat.
2. any bit of showy trimming or finery.

Here's the page I made with this beautiful palette. I dug out some really old Li'l Davis polka dot paper and combined it with a bunch of different Webster's Pages papers and a fun textured paper. The filigree cupcake liners immediately made me think of doilies.


Here are some detail photos. The butterfly, journaling spot and paper lanterns are cut from various Webster's Pages papers. The Eau de Toilette piece came from a Design Originals book of ephemera cut-outs that I bought years and years aog. And remember when Making Memories made those washers with the words and the K&Company came out with sticker versions of those? Yeah, I bought them, and there they've sat in my stash for eons. But lately, I've been trying to use some of my older stash and this sticker was the perfect color, so I went for it. I think mounting it on a punched circle, adding a jeweled brad, and tucking it into other layers updated its look a bit! Oh, and that gate sticker? It's by Mrs. Grossmans. Gasp! I almost got rid of that a couple of years ago when I was purging stuff from my stash. So happy I kept it!


The yellow and green flowers are cut from Webster's Bloomers and American Crafts ribbon trim. I nestled some jeweled brads in the centers to hold them in place. The wispy blue flower is from Michael's Recollection brand. I tucked in a little burgundy flower, as inspired by that some of the flowers on the cupcakes and also to balance the bit of burgundy on the umbrella.


This lovely silhouette was cut out of a Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue paper. I put her on pop dots and added some pearls to the flowers on her hat. Isn't that yellow paper cool? I've had it for ages. Not sure where I picked it up, but it's by The Paper Company. The embossed word stickers are also pretty old and are by K&Company. I love adding word stickers--they add that little something to the story, and my layouts always feel naked without them.


The resin photo corner is by Melisa Frances. So pretty and detailed!


The umbrella is also from a Webster's Pages paper. I added black Ranger's Enamel Accents over the black dots that were printed on the umbrella to add some texture to this cut-out.


The design team did some amazing work with this palette--go over and take a peek. And I hope you'll play along. This is the last week to post a project in our Gallery to qualify for a cool prize provided by our sponsor, Unity Stamp Company. Plus, you might just wind up as our Gallery Fave or become a Featured Member for a future challenge!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and looking at my layout!



14 comments:

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

This is just fabulous!!!! All your details and embellishments are amazing!

Trish said...

You even made Mrs. Grossman look good, girl! That is talent! Xo

Jasmine S said...

Debbi I just fell in love this weeks combo and your LO is just SENSATIONAL. I know I have said it before but I love your close ups. The detail you add is amazing and that resin photo corner is divine. This is one beautiful LO.

Marelize said...

Gorgeous layout! :)

Fi said...

Debbi your layout is simply stunning, I like the effort you go to ensuring the colors are spot on to the palette. The picture is so complimentary to all the detailed work you've done on this layout. Stunning!!!

jamie said...

you are amazing! and i am simply in love with the ribbon flowers. the color palette is so very beautiful shining through those.
~j

Cindy said...

Your layout is stunning! Wow, mixing the old to make it new...nice job!! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

this is gorgeous and the colors are stunning. wowzers!

Helen Tilbury said...

Firstly Debbi that colour combo is absolutely breathtaking & I did just happen to notice all those cool names for the colours (didn't know you got to name them though!) I used to get to do that when I worked for a textile company & it was such fun!! Your layout is absolutely gorgeous. No wonder you work with 8 x 8 as there is just so much detail - love all the fussy cutting & can't wait to break out the doilies myself on this one :)

Cheryl said...

I have to say, Debbi, I am in total awe of your layouts!! I linked with you through the Graphic Fairy. I love scrapbooking and was looking for ways to step up my pages!! You are my new inspiration!! Your pages are like works of art!! Thank you.

BabyBokChoy said...

Debbi, you know we've been at this for way too long when you are using Design Originals and Lil Davis stuff and I'm here going "yeah, got those!" LOL!!! Awesome awesome work!!! The inspo photo looks good enough to eat and your layout is so beautiful!

teacher jessy said...

Such beautiful layout!! I love how u play with colors alot :)

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

LOL! Those were pretty cool names! and WOW! Mrs. Grossmans! tooooo funny, awesome that you kept it, love the way you combine the old with the new!

bebang said...

HI DEBBI! JUST wanna let you know i came :) be coming back more often... hugs :)

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