Friday, November 19, 2010

A Sophisticated and Elegant Palette!

Color Combos Galore Challenge 167 is now live! Here's the palette I prepared for this week. I was afraid nobody would play because everyone on the CCG Design Team jokes that they hate purple. But the purple is really more of a plum, so play they did! Lots of gorgeous contributions for the reveal!

And here's the page I made for this challenge.

I had lengthy journaling, so I put part of it on the front and continued on the back. Here's the journaling in its entirety:

This picture is dated 1937, which means you were 17 or 18 here. You look so young and pretty, a little carefree and coquettish, sitting on a wall downtown. I wonder why you were all dressed up, and who was taking your picture? You spent your teenage years during the Great Depression. I cannot imagine what that was like. How did you keep your spirit alive during those dreary times? Did you have time for frivolous fun? Did you giggle and gossip with girlfriends, like I did when I was in high school? What was on your mind during those days? Did you dream about a bright, hopeful future, as I so often did when I was a teen? Were you head over heels in love, as I was when I was your age? Looking at this young picture of you, Gram, knowing how vivacious and full of life you've always been, makes me feel so grateful that those dismal Depression years didn't break your spirit.
Here are a few closeups. The Bayberry Cottage papers by Pink Paislee were perfect for this palette, and the paper had so many interesting designs that I decided to highlight them by cutting them apart. The Designer's Challenge was to use pleating. I pleated the tulle and stitched it onto my page. At the last minute, I added the green lace under the border, so only a little of the tulle is showing, but I think it adds a lot of fun texture.
Here's a closeup that shows another Pink Paislee paper I cut up. Those black dots are Enamel Accents by Ranger that I added around the picture to frame it and add some more texture.
The shape that the title sits on is an old Foofala rub-on that I've had in my stash for eons. The foam letters are by EK Success.

I had a little space left on my journaling spot, so I added a strip of paper I cut from an old Foofala print: 

Come check out what the rest of the team did with this beautiful combo, and I hope you'll play this week! Thank you for reading about my page!


Alia said...

What a special photo and a priceless LO.... Makes me want to get going on scrapping some of my own grandmother's photos. You're right, the PP Bayberry Cottage is perfect for this!

Faridah said...

This is such a beauty!!

Murphy's Law said...

absolutely stunning and priceless.

Ella Swan said...

It's bowl me over beautiful Debbi! Really awesome...the pallete is lovely & I hope I have time to play. I'm playing single mother to 4 right now as hubby is overseas & my household help has taken extended leave so is not back as hoped - uuuugh!! BTW I also hate purple LOL but as you say, this is a nice one & it's definitely makig a come-back!!

FiKenward said...

You did such an awesome job, love the black tulle sticking out down the bottom.

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