Friday, March 4, 2011

Fashion Month Kicks Off at CCG!

A new month brings a new theme at Color Combos Galore, and this month is going to be a fun one! It's Fashion Month at CCG, and here's a little song for your listening pleasure to go with this week's challenge:

Here's what we got to play with this week:

(A little side note on the color names: Janet and I were talking on the phone trying to come up with names for the colors, and we decided to go with fabrics. The first three came fairly easy. When we got to the fourth color, we were debating about what color it was. I thought it looked olive; Janet said it was gray. Janet was thinking of "Funky Flannel," but I said they still wouldn't know what color it was. We went back and forth, and I said it's sort of like "mystery meat," and that's when we both started cracking up and decided that would be the name of the fourth color. Ha-ha--a little double entendre.)

I was in a time crunch this week, so I combined this challenge with the challenge at Creative Prompts for You, where our prompt was Gustav Klimt's painting, "The Kiss." This painting inspired the topic and title of my layout.

A friend of ours took some beautiful photos of us during our wedding ceremony, but sadly, he didn't capture our "you may now kiss the bride" moment. Luckily, I have this snapshot that my sister took of us at the reception. It's really dark, but I wanted to document this moment in time from thirty years ago. I plan to journal on the back of the page.

Here are some closeups. I dug out lots of old papers and combined them with newer stuff. I added so many layers that you can only see a hint of the BasicGrey Capella paper and the Webster's Pages paper. The gray paper in the background is really old Mustard Moon paper, and the piece that ooks like a tile is Marah Johnson, by Creative Imaginations, also ancient. The little postage stamp looking bits are cut from an old K&Co. Life's Journey vellum sheet that I've had FOREVER. The Noteworthy card is from Echo Park's For the Record collection.

Like I said, I interpreted that fourth color as olive, so I dug out some peridot embossing powder and used this cool KaiserCraft stamp on vellum. I was worried the heat gun would melt the vellum, but it stood up nicely. The sparkly letters are Thickers, and the little birdcage, butterflies, and clock were cut out of some Webster's Pages papers.

Of course I had to add some flowers on a wedding page. The fabric rose is Bo Bunny, cut from some flower ribbon, and I added a jeweled brad. I got a ton of these from Jo'Ann's years ago, and they're so pretty--the brand is Creating Keepsakes. The other two flowers are Prima.

The pretty gray ruffled trim is Pink Paislee. I originally used the border punch beneath it on some patterned paper, but it looked too heavy with the delicate ruffles, so I decided to dig out some more vellum (I probably have 200 sheets of that stuff from way back when it was all the rage) and punched it. I ran my embossing ink over the edge and sprinkled it with the same peridot embossing powder.

I've got some doilies tucked in there, and it's hard to see, but I added some sheer swiss dot fabric between the bottom and the next layer--inspired by the fabric in the Inspiration Photo. The leafy stems are stamps by Melissa Frances.

Head on over to CCG and CP4U and see the awesome work everyone did, and you'll surely want to play along. There are, as always, prizes to be won. Check out both sites for details.

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


Alia said...

Nothing short of absolutely beautiful!!! :)

Murphy's Law said...

absolutely stunning. bwahahaa mystery meat to go w/the eye candy. yum!!!

Jennifer Shaw said...

Your LO is stunning!! So much wonderful embellishing. Thanks for the great listen. A guilty pleasure song of mine. ;)

Lynette Jacobs said...

Very well done...amazing layering and detail.

Ella Swan said...

Wow Debbi I thought your page was beautiful before but now that I see the close-ups it is amazing - absolutely love your embossing on that Kaiser stamp - and 200 sheets of vellum??? I thought I was the original Scrap Addict but you take the trophy there :)

Jasmine S said...

I am yet to get onto this weeks challenge. I think I need daylight so might try tomorrow. Yours my girl, just beautiful. Love the pic, the layering, the ribbon. Gorgeous.

Bente Fagerberg said...

I had to come over and see if that green stuff was embossing...he he..It was! Those stamps look so good.
I also like the funny conversation between you and J.
Tfs and have a great day Debbi!

jamie said...

your layers continue to amaze me!
you should do a 'in progress' post someday of how you go about it all.

BabyBokChoy said...

Yep, stunning, absolutely. I tell ya, that kind of layering, not easily done, it takes a designer's eye baby, I can't layer to save my life and this is really really really nice!! awesome!! all these different types of mediums too, wowSER!!!! and how sweet and tender is that photo, sigh... what a page!!!!!! and seriously mystery meat, ROTFLMAO

Unknown said...

Gorgeous work Debbi!!! Love the frame that your title is in...really sets it off! Take care xx

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Hi Debbie
I've missed you posting this week. I always love the inspiration I get from you. I hope all is well and that you have just had a busy week :)

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