Friday, April 22, 2011

A Shiny, Happy Challenge at CCG!

Challenge 189 went live last night at Color Combos Galore. Such a beautiful Inspiration Board we have this week:

The colors are beautiful, but I had to look long and hard to find just the right picture to go with them. I came upon this picture of baby me, and it looked just perfect for the combo. As soon as I saw my shiny bum, I was reminded of the silly song my mom would sing to us when we were little (and naked).

I scrounged through my paper stash to find the colors and came up with some old and new stuff: My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy, American Crafts Dear Lizzy, and some old Fancy Pants. I found some Peach Core'dinations that was perfect. I used the current sketch from Pencil Lines (sketch 234) as inspiration for my page design: 

Here are some close-ups. The journaling labels are by October Afternoon. I thought the little windows in the Dear Lizzy birdhouse needed something, so I added some Pearls (by BasicGrey). That gauzy rose is cut from a Webster's Pages Bloomers trim. For some reason, I forgot to get a detail shot of the other roses, but they're by Prima. At the last minute, I stuck those pins in--I think they're by Heidi Grace (not a hundred percent sure because they were floating in the bottom of my pin drawer--yeah, I have a drawer dedicated exclusively to pins).

I think I have a lifetime supply of Heidi Swapp letters, and I'm always so happy when I have enough vowels for the title I want to use! That little brad is an old Autumn Leaves MOD brad. You can see a little of the Core'dinations paper behind the title, which I sanded.

I love tucking little odds and ends between layers. These two piece are also VERY old. The soap one is a cut-out from Melissa Frances, and the Exhibit A bit is by Daisy D's.

A little detal shot from the bottom corner. I added a little Doodlebug sugared brad to the Bloomer rose to make it stay the way I wanted. The sparkly chipboard heart is Dear Lizzy.

The edges on that picture above look sort of muddy, but the edges are actually shimmery. Our Designer's Challenge was to add shimmer. I didn't want to cop out and just use the glittery accents, so I dug out the Twinkling H2O's that I bought eons ago when I saw them demonstrated at a stamping store. I distressed the edges of my papers with the Zutter Distrezz-It-All and then painted them with the Twinkling H2O's. So shimmery and pretty. Don't know why I never used them before. I think I tried to use them once but I didn't let the water soak into the pigment enough, so when I tried painting with them, it was too watery.

The reveal for the challenge is especially beautiful this week with these gorgeous colors. Head over and check out what the rest of the design team made. And I hope you'll play along. You might catch Janet's eye and be featured or even win a prize from our sponsor...

Thank you so much for visiting and reading about my layout!


Jasmine S said...

Aaawwwww, how cute is that pic?
The flowers look stunning and I love the layers at the top and then the white space down the bottom.

Marelize said...

Hehehe... this layout made me giggle Debbi. Love the pic and the 'silly' song. You've done a great job recording such a fun memory. Awesome layout! :)

Lisa Amiet said...

hahaha thats is just too adorable!! Love all your layers. Just beautiful xoxo

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Just a beatiful LO..I love evrything in here!!!
I´m follower now !!
I wish to you and your family a wonderful Easter!!!
Hugs from Brazil

Heather Jacob said...

debbi this is so delightful !!!!!!!
lovin' all the detail and layers .. your work is awesome ..hugz x

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Debbi, this is just adorable and your work is amazing! Love all your layers, colors, clusters, everything is perfect! Have a blessed Easter!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

I always love everything you make!!! This is especially cute because it's such a sweet childhood memory :)
Love all the layering...you are SO good at that!!

Ella Swan said...

Love reading your explanations here Debbi :) I would LOVE to have a look in your scrap room - it is clearly a treasure trove of stash!! I did my layout last night & am soooo happy with it..I also got the shimmer from mediums like you - wow I love the shimmery h2o's you used although I have no idea what they look like - I am imagining pencils/watercolour pens...

jamie said...

your project is just beautiful, again. those colors are stunning. i enjoy all the shimmer and bling that is part of this. you did it again!

BabyBokChoy said...

This is so cute!! I tell you these aren't easy colors for me, and I would have SHYED away, but you did it so brilliantly and you as a baby, WAY too adorable :)

Marilyn said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love all the details and what a cute pic!!! Beautiful Work!!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

So cute Debbie !!!!Just a gorgeus LO !!!!
Thanks for your lovely coments!!! You are special always !!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs from Brazil.

LG said...

Love everything! Your design and composition is impeccable!

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