Friday, July 8, 2011

A Lively, Cheerful Palette at CCG

Challenge 199 is live at Color Combos Galore! Did you know July is National Ice Cream Month? Well, ice cream's our theme this month, and what a yummy, cheerful palette we got to play with this week! But before I share the Inspiration Board, how about a song to go with the colors...



And here's the challenge...

I started out with an Easter photo from my childhood, and then I remembered this picture that was waiting for the perfect combo--and this was just the palette it was waiting for! Talk about luck! If I had passed this up, I would've had to wait for a long, long time for just the right color scheme!

The girls are my students from this past school year. I didn't have permission to post pictures of them, so I covered their eyes to disguise them to protect them from internet crazies. Teaching is such a big part of my life, and it just dawned on me recently when I made a page about something that happened with my beardie in my class (this page), that I really need to start documenting all the interesting little bits taht happen at school, so here's the page I made:


The journaling on the back reads: When I went to school that day, it was a seemingly ordinary school day, only it turned out to be anything but. It happened to be the day of Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding, and a couple of my girls decided they needed a celebration fit for royalty, so they set out to make proper crowns from construction paper. Like all good ideas, this one spread like wildfire up and down our hall, and by lunch time, all the fifth grade girls were sporting their regal headwear! {April 29, 2011}

Here are some details. I dug deep into my stash for this page! I've been reorganizing/cleaning my scrap room, and rediscovered these fun Rhonna Farrer French Twist rub-ons. I had two packages of them that I think I got as a RAK from Jennifer McGuire several years ago. I trimmed the edge off of some *vintage* Narratives paper and added some green pearls. The yellow chipboard letters weren't standing out the way I wanted, so I outlined them in pen, but it wanted to smear, so I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heated it.


I dug through my stash to see what else I could find, and came up with these 3D stickers from American Crafts (the flower and the heart). I was happy to use the Heidi Sapp bling crowns. I used two on this page, and now I just have one left. The chipboard piece is by Sassafras Lass, and the brad is My Mind's Eye. I tucked another little French Twist rub-on owl in there, too.

The Designer's Challenge was to use staggered lettering, like on the ice cream bowls in the Inspiration Photo. I found the perfect staggery font called SFBeaverton.


Here's another chipboard piece from the same Sassafrass Lass set. Those green leaves are also French Twist rub-ons. I thought they looked sort of like a royal jester's hat when I put them together. The flowers I used are silk flowers from Michael's that I bought eons ago, and that cute flower brad is also pretty old, by Prima. The other flowers tucked in there are by K&Co.


The white butterfly came about because that ink on the chipboard got on my hand and smeared onto my white paper, so I covered it up. I really didn't want to put anything there, and I tried a bunch of different things, but I figured if I painted it white, it wouldn't be too blantant an addition.


Here's a shot of the border with the French Twist rub-ons. Fortunately I had two packages of them to extend the length of the green paper and also some to use on the top of my page. The colors were a little different in the two packs. Oh, well, I'll never be able to claim any kind of perfection on my pages. Imperfection is okay by me! I was just thrilled to make this page out of mostly really old stuff! I had run out of the green pearls I used on the top border, so I used pink ones on the bottom.


If you haven't seen what the rest of the team made, you'll have to pop over to CCG--really gorgeous reveal this week (I know--I say that every week!). I hope you'll play along. These colors were SO much fun to work with!

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading about my page!


16 comments:

Lynette said...

Absolutely gorgeous...you nailed it again.

theelfqueen said...

FANTASTIC PAGE! And thanks for getting me inspired to work on this challenge!

Jasmine S said...

This is just fab Debbi and your colors are just perfect. I cannot believe you had that much in your stash. Matched beautifully. Great fun LO.

Audrey Pettit said...

What a great page, Debbi! You are so right about that photo being absolutely perfect for this color combo. I love the story of the paper crowns. And I love seeing all the old goodies you've incorporated into your page. I still have those French Twist rub-ons, too. Every once in awhile, I dig through my stash, but not often enough. Thanks for inspiring me. :)

Eila Sandberg said...

My gosh, cannot believe you had so much stuff in the right colours in your stash, looks like it comes from the same line and is just meant to be put on your page!! I too love the story of the paper crowns, just sooo typical of 5th grader girls :)) Wonderful wonderful layout, as always Debbi! it's impossible for you to create anything but that! Mwah mwah mwah!!!

Lynn said...

Wow those colors perfectly rocked and just showed how much fun those girls had. Awesome lo as usual!

Heather Jacob said...

OMG !! Debbi you have done it again ... absolutely wonderful work .. love all of it .. hugz x
your use of colour is second to none ..xoxoxo

sandi said...

Love this! So upbeat and fun! That pic is just fab!

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

Such an amazingly beautiful take on the colour combo! All of your details are superb...love the borders and rub-ons, as well as all your bling and pearls. Great dimension and design too.

Helen Tilbury said...

Absolutely stunning Debbi! Love all that detail - that combo was amazing & am hoping to get to it this week to "catch up" if poss! You did wonders with it - it looks fab - and thanks for the link to your scrap room - wow woman!!! That is one serious work zone! Makes me want to break out the apple green paint I bought for my room, but have never got around to actually applying to the walls! I have my ribbon storage just the same & it's the best way IMO!! Only probs is my jars are all under the dining room side-table til I get a shelf sorted!! Your space looks really attractive, funtional & organised. I am 3/4 of the way there but am always so busy scrapping that I've never got to quite finish off...your space was a huge push in the right direction for me so hoping I'll have the motivation to get it done this year!

Jill said...

I am loving the colors on this page (and the fact that I now have yet another excuse to eat ice cream). It's great that you found a way to work in your "other life" on the page. So much of our time is spent at school, and so much of our days are shared with our students, it's a shame that this part of our lives isn't documented more often in our scrapbooks.

Bente Fagerberg said...

National ice crem month seems like a pretty great invention. I may have to implement that as a Swedish holiday...lol!
As per usual you have churned up an absolutely amazing page Debbi. I am with the other stunned ladies as to haw you could have so much 'right' stuff in your stash. And the way you managed to apply it to your page is just amazing. Not a 'hair out of place' :o)
And such a sweet story to go with your page!

BabyBokChoy said...

The color combo looks so fresh and vibrant and completely delicious!!! lol. don't tell me that you didn't know on the day of their big wedding, lol!!! well, so many fun and creative students you have and great layout documenting this event :) but no, no icecream eating for me, alas!!!

Diana said...

These colors are amazing. I love the design and all the embellishments.
btw...I thought about you last month when we visit Cape May. I remember a LO you did a while back about your favorite restaurant to eat crabs around the Chesapeake Bay (If I'm not mistaken) we had all you could eat (well everyone but me since I'm allergic) crabs and I thought about you and that LO. I thought it was pretty funny, my kids think I'm nuts.

jamie said...

you captured a very fun memory in brillant fashion as always. beautiful work, again!
been too long since i have been by for a visit. so very sorry for that.
~j

Tanya Tahir said...

such a fun and happy layout, to go with these cheerful colours, Debbi!

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