I always start my CCG layouts by choosing a photo that will go with the palette--I place the color swatch on the computer screen and then lay photos over them to see if the combo will complement them. I think I found the perfect photo this time.
Next, I see if I can think of a story to go with my photo(s). That helps me to decide the angle of my page and what kinds of prints and embellishments I'll use. I print out the color swatch and pull out all the papers I can find in my stash that meet the mood of my page. I must say, that chartreuse threw me for a loop. Not quite green, not quite yellow, but I finally found the Crate Paper domino paper from the Restoration collection that was pretty close.
Here is my page. I'm quite happy with how it turned out. I had wanted to add the journaling to the front, but I couldn't find a way to fit it with the design I was going for, so I decided to add the story to the back of the page. (Scrapping 8 x 8 does have its drawbacks, lol).
Journaling on the back reads: Christian, you tell the silliest knock-kock jokes, ones that make absolutely no sense and usually include absurd bathroom humor, and then you crack yourself up. The jokes aren't really all that funny, but the fact that you think they're hilarious makes me laugh and laugh!
Here are some closeups. Janet directed us to use "funky" prints for the Designer's Challenge, and I couldn't think of a funkier pattern than the Monstrosity paper by Sassafras Lass. Just love those little monsters, and I picked out the ones that went with the colors. Love this one with the glasses. The oval frame is from the same print, and I trimmed the middle out of it.
I was originally planning to use just the brown BasicGrey letters, but I didn't have enough k's, so I started looking for different letters, and I discovered these multicolored Sassafras Lass letters that were just the perfect size to go with the brown ones! Love serendipitous stuff like that, and I love my title so much more than if it were just one color. At the last minute, I decided to add some of those monster faces inside the o's. I perched the little hat monster on pop dots. The circles are from the inside of the o's.
Studio Calico is sponsoring CCG this month, so I've been trying to use some of their kits for my pages this month. I couldn't find a kit that had all the colors, so I picked through different kits. I knew I wanted to use this little Maya Road chipboard house (for the knock-knock idea--you know, knocking on a door). I colored it brown with a stamp pad. The numbers are cut from an old Scenic Route paper that had just the perfect colors. I used chartreuse staples on them. The arrow paper is Sassafras Lass, the circles are from a Studio Calico print. I've been on a mission to include some really old stuff on my layouts, and I dug out the eyelets. Can't tell you how many of those I have--in every color under the sun! The brad is BasicGrey, the label is Scenic Route, the small letter stickers are Adornit.
Those carnival tickets are cut from a Kaiser Craft paper. Love adding word stickers to my pages to add to the story, and I found several in just the right colors.
So that's my page. Definitely funky! This was a really fun challenge, and the design team, featured member, and guest designers did a fabulous job! You'll have to go take a peek. And you definitely should play along. Maybe we'll see you in our Gallery Faves or on the front page as a Featured Member, and of course, there's always the prize from Studio Calico. Fun, fun, fun!
Thank you for stopping by and reading about my page!