Friday, May 13, 2011

CCG + CP4U = One Lovely Challenge!

I'm a weekend scrapper, and last weekend was especially busy, so I had to combine my challenges for Color Combos Galore and Creative Prompts for You. Our challenge at CP4U this week was an all-play, with several of us contributing parts to the challenge:

Nicole - use a doily
Me - include a banner
Solange - use lace
Kaori - use rub-ons

I had the pleasure of making the Inspiration Board for CCG this week. Everyone on the team says they hate purple, but we haven't done a purple in the while, so I jumped at the chance of including it in the palette!

And here is what I created by combining these two fun challenges. While searching for papers in the proper colors, I found lots of old stuff, plus a few newer things to use. The papers I used are My Mind's Eye (the polka dot and the stripe), Melissa Frances (the lavendar strip), Webster's Pages (the lanterns), SEI (the leaves), American Crafts (the journaling spot-looking things), and I think that painty-looking lavendar paper in the circle is Kangaroo and Joey (that shows you how old my stash runs!).

My hidden journaling reads: My wisteria has taken over the tree shading our deck, turning our back yard into a veritable jungle. But I adore the cascading lavender blooms draping the branches and the lovely fragrance that greets me when I open the door, and my wisteria always lets me know that spring has finally arrived.

 Here are a few detail shots. As I was searching for the right colors, I came across a Webster's Pages paper that had these teal lanterns, and I thought I could make them into a sort of banner. I added lilac brads to the top and stuck some pearls on them and then added some baker's twine meandering across the grouping to make them more like a banner.

You can see I used two doilies on this page, the larger one forming the circle on my page, and this smaller Martha Stewart doily under the flower. The purple flower is just a silk flower I got at Michael's and attached it with a pretty fabric K&Co brad which was just the right shade of green for the color combo I was working with. I was delighted to discover the SEI Poppy paper that had these teal leaves. At the last minute, I added those Kaiser Craft pearls beneath the word sticker to go with the pearls I had added to the lantern banner.

I knew I wanted to include some butterflies, but of course I didn't have any purple or teal butterflies, so I searched for a butterfly on the internet and then changed the colors of them, and printed them on photo paper. The transparency thingy is an old My Mind's Eye accent that's been in my stash for years. My letters are also really old Wordsworth rub-ons. I outlined them with a fine-line pen to make them stand out more.

Here you can see that lavendar paper I used, and I found some purple lace in my stash! What a lucky find!

The CP4U and CCG design teams did fabulous work with these challenges, so pop over and check them out, and as always I hope you'll play along! There are fun prizes to be won, but more importantly, the challenges themselves are great fun!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and reading about my page.


Jasmine S said...

This color combo is gorgeous and I hope I get time to play along. I just love your LO. Absolutely gorgeous and just love that lantern banner.

Lynette Jacobs said...

Absolutely stunning. You used this color palette to perfection.

Marelize said...

Gorgoeus layout and the colour combo is fabulous! :)

BabyBokChoy said...

This color combo is just stunning and so is your layout, love your banner of course, that was a great assignment to you! :)

Deb said...

Gorgeous, as always! :)

sandi said...

Gorgeous lo! What a fun banner! Great pic of you as well Deb!

Hugs, Sandi

jamie said...

you did it again. you are so thorough. and in a beautiful and elegant way. great call there with the butterfly. it's beautiful too.
you should do a post on how it is you keep all your stash in an orderly fashion so as to pull it out for just these instances.
have a great day.

Irini said...

Gorgeous layout love those colours love the richness of detail!!...just gorgeous

Ella Swan said...

This is just fantastic! That banner is the most beautiful I've ever seen - Jillibean Soup paper me thinks...and I'm sure I have some!!! I may just have to totally life this idea :)

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