Friday, April 1, 2011

A Cool, Elegant Palette at CCG

Challenge 186 went live on Thursday night at Color Combos Galore!

So cool. So suave. So elegant. And I had the perfect pictures for this challenge!

Psych! (How's that for an April Fool's joke?) I have no recollection of taking these pictures, but it's quite typical of Farzad to give me gooberish poses when I ask him to smile pretty for the camera! This one's going into my book of silly photos. (Obviously.)

Since Studio Calico is sponsoring us this month, I wanted to try to use a kit for this page. I wound up dipping into several of the kits to find the perfect colors. I wasn't sure how I was going to embellish this page, but when I turned over the Sassafras Lass crossword paper, I discovered these fun hippos. The teal one was an incomplete image, on the edge of the page, so I just decided he'd be marching off the edge of my page. The "Waazuup" is a magnet I picked up from the Target Dollar Spot. It had a bunch of words and phrases from the TV show The Office.

I used Pencil Lines Sketch 231 as inspiration for my layout, and the sketch had a little bit up at the top left corner, so I used that to hold the first part of my silly quote. Other papers I used are by BasicGrey (the white dot background), Crate Paper (the teal stripe), and Studio Calico (the gray stripe--which I was delighted to discover matched that unusual gray on the inspiration board). The rub-on letters I used on the BasicGrey label are made by Headline. Love those things. You can find them at AC Moore in the fine art section, and they come in a bunch of different sizes, including these 1/4-inch letters, and they rub on like butter. The yellow circle was punched out of the We R Memory Keepers paper that I used on the middle section of my page.

My chipboard letters are by BasicGrey (black) and American Crafts (teal). I used the center of some of the letters as dots on top of the yellow circles. The rub-on phrases surrounding the photo are by 7 Gypsies (called Disclaimers)--I don't know if they still sell them, but I love them and bought several packs when they came out a few years ago.

The frames are cut out of another Sassafrass Lass paper. Again, I thought they were just the perfect shade of gray for the palette. I was inspired by the model's metallic shoes to dig out some old 7 Gypsies photo turns.

I matted most of my elements in black, as inspired by the photo on the Inspiration Board. And I always get a little thrill when I can use some eyelets!

The design team and featured member took a more elegant approach to this challenge. Go check out their beautiful work, and I hope you'll play along. You just might win some fabulous goodies from our sponsor this month!


Rachael Funnell said...

Just AWESOME!! This LO is jam packed with Totally Rockin goodness....
Love how you've matted everything in black!!!!

Jasmine S said...

Debbi this is just hilarious. Love the pics and I just love your quirky title. These colors are just awesome and cannot wait to get mine done.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Murphy's Law said...

lmao....so fun and quirky. love the colors and you made all that eye candy just rock! yum!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Soooo funny! Love your details, colors and embellishments.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Hi Debbi!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments over at CCG!! I am trying to get the hang of things :) Your layouts are amazing, I just love how many layers and accents you get on them!!


Lynette Jacobs said...

Oh my goodness that face...so funny. I love what you did with this color challenge.

Tina said...

Another awesome layout Debbi! Love it!!

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