Friday, June 10, 2011

Summer Lovin' - Or should I say, "Lovin' Summer"

Summer break is a week away for me, but we've got a SWEET summery challenge up at Color Combos Galore! But before I share this week's Inspiration Board, here's a tune to go with this week's challenge...

I can't tell you how many times I saw that movie back in the 70's and how I practically wore the grooves out on that record! So here's Challenge 196:

My layout was inspired by Sketch 156 from Creative Scrappers:

and my page...

I realized when making this page that I need to start getting more photos of myself. I used this photo on another layout, but I like this picture because I look relaxed and happy, which is just what this layout is all about.

Here are some close-ups. I dug out a lot of old papers for this page. The photo on the Inspiration Board led me to tear the paper strips--trying to get a seafoam feel. I left the ends of the threads uncut--I was going for a seabreeze sort of look. You can see the threads on the left side of my page, but when I cropped the photo, the ones on the right didn't show up so you can see them in this photo. Papers I used, from top to bottom are 7 Gypsies, Hambly, Fancy Pants, another 7 Gypsies, Crate Paper, Making Memories, yet another 7 Gypsies, one more Fancy Pants, and Die Cuts With a View. The branchy thing is cut out from an old Making Memories paper that I just love. The burlap was sitting on my scrap desk from a layout I made a while back, and I thought it would add some nice texture to the layers. (Lucky thing I don't clean my scrap desk too often, lol!)

This flower is cut out of a rose ribbon trim by BoBunny (it's sort of like the Webster's Pages Bloomers), and I tucked a black rhinestone brad (Recollections) in there. I got that butterfly years ago in a Scarlet Lime kit, I think. I stapled his body to the page and put pop dots under the wings.

The little chipboard butterflies are by Dusty Attic, and I left them raw because they matched the palette. I have a huge collection of rhinestones in every color imaginable, and I found the perfect blue for this page.

The letter stickers are BasicGrey, of course. Love those things. Such a classic look. The rub-on letters ("sweet") are by Headline. I don't like where I placed them, but I was afraid of messing up the whole page once they were rubbed on, so I left them.

The design team and our featured member and guest designers made some beautiful projects, so you should head over there and take a peek. And please play along--you could win a prize from our sponsor or you might be spotted as a Gallery Fave. And you might even be asked to be a Featured Member. If you haven't tried the challenges, you should really give it a whirl--they're really, really fun!

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


Lynn said...

ooooooooooooo debbi i LOVE this. well i LOVE everything you do. but the colors are terrific. yum!

Heather Jacob said...

oooooooh!!! Debbi this is so beautiful .... love the colour combo this week .. I have realised I do like monochromatic themes .... hope I have time for this one .. do we have to get it done in the week or do we have longer ???
love and hugz Heather x

kkrewtea said...

LOVE this LO! But then again, I love all your work!
I was wondering what font you used for the journaling? I think I need it! LOL....Shirl

Pam said...

I can practically hear the waves crash on the shore looking at your page. :-) I have pics ready to scrap using the colors and theme. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Debbi this is delightful! Yes you are right you should scrap more pages about you! I totally agree with your view on summer...oh isnt it a great feeling that rushing around to get to school? Well..we are half way through our school year here and middle of winter..spare a thought! LOL..

LOVE this layout.

sandi said...

Debbi this is so absolutely rocks! The minute I saw it I fell in love with's a lifter!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Debbi this is so beautiful ....just amazing and I love the colour combo !!I enjoy everything in your many wonderful pages!!!!!I´m follower now.
Kisses and huges from Brazil.

Lynette said...

So very, very beautiful...and the burlap is the perfect addition.

jamie said...

geeze, girl. you are amazing. the layering is so incredible. the colors are gorgeous.

Em said...

Wow, this is an awesome page! I love the papers you have perfect for that lovely photo.

BabyBokChoy said...

This layout takes my bbreath away... absolutely stunning. I think that 7gypsies paper directly under the burlap where your photo is and that sprig from Making Memories take the cake, absolutely stunning! You look so awesome too!! gorgeous gorgeous!!! Enjoy your summer!!!!!


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