Thursday, 28 October 2010

Outgrown {Layout Share}

I've had a terrible headache for most of today, so bad that I had to go to bed early so of course now I have woken up in the middle of the night & can't get back to sleep!  Well this layout needed posting so may as well do that now hey?! 

It is for Colour Challenge Blog Colour Combos Galore that you can find here.  I am enjoying this site, along with The Colour Room this year.  Colour Challenges are easy.  Sticking to a limited palette simplifies the creative process.

You are always allowed to add in black, white/neutral and/or craft, to the palette.  I used Colourmates Dark Terrific Teal cardstock followed by Jenny Bowlin Ledger Paper on top of that & Lily Bee "French Couture" print on top of that, then matted my grid with Bazzill "Raisin" cardstock.
I titled the layout "Outgrown" because this little friendship has recently ended.  As you can read from the journaling it's been difficult to maintain & impossible to grow because Deveshnee's parents are not happy to allow their daughter to socialize with Cami outside of school, except on rare & limited occassions.

The Designer's challenge {see the text on the right of the colour challenge palette above} was to mix stripes & damask.  I did this using the Sassafras striped scalloped sticker strips above & below the grid, as well as the Lily Bee Damask paper.  Adage tickets - Tim Holtz Idea-ology.
I used a couple of Jenni Bowlin butterflies - flying off in different directions - to signify these girls going their separate ways.  I cut down the JB Ledger paper at the sides, using my pinking shears & reduced the border curve manually with my regular scissors then trimmed the top & bottom off slightly using my trimmer.

Hand-journaled again -**Photos taken by Cami at camp using a disposable camera **  Alphas - Making Memories Holiday Alphabet Stickers + Basic Grey alphas.  Fleur-de-Lis & 2 scrolls also part of the MM Holiday Alpha set.  I made a blunder on this layout - can you spot my cover up?  Scroll up to the main photo & take a look...
See how I used the flower & leaf in place of the 'O' in "grown?"  I got the creative munchies & decided very foolishly to take a bite out of my delicious bovril toast while scrapping & dropped a blob right on top of the O!  Thank Goodness it was only a teeny one & that I found a way of covering it up!

Hope your week is going well blog friends!  I am ever so excited because this weekend we are going to a really big rugby game here {Curry Cup Final Sharks v/s Bulls} & the 2 Pop Idols finalists will be performing LIVE right on the field!  {Lloyd is one of them - I posted his video here on my blog a coupla days ago}

Roll on Saturday... 

7 comments:

Pearl said...

p/s :The teacher in my school layout is a Deja View clear sticker . always loved their font styles ! whether rub ons or stickers . also thanks on yr comments on my ribbons - altho' Im not sure I wanna be making lots of them for sale - it'll cost too much Glimmer mist to make 'em ! ;)

Pearl said...

ooo I think I lost my comment b4 the p/s ! hmmmm....

here we go again - ;)

love how you used multiples of the Tim Holtz ticket words ! that will use 'em up faster ! now why didnt I think of that before !

great mix of brands here too !

& ooo Lloyd is a finalist !!! I think I might have missed that in the earlier post ! what an awesome time !

Lynette said...

Very beautiful layout to remember this special friendship. So sorry it came to an end...there seem to be discrimination in every race.

Helen Tilbury said...

Unfortunately you are right in this case Lynette. There is a huge Indian population here & these 2 little girls have been best friends for 5 years but her little friend is hardly ever able to come over to play & they can rarely see each other on weekends. Now that they are "tweens" & wanting to start doing a little bit more, like sleepovers, movies, etc, Deveshnee is never allowed to join in. I've seen it with the older Indian girls at Chelsea's school too. They very much want them to stick to themselves & their own people & culture rather than integrate. Cami now has 2 little caucasian friends who she is able to socialise with after school, even though Deveshnee would have been her first choice!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is great, l like the row of ticket at the bottom, can't believe you said that color challenge is "easy", I am just so weak at that, well, I have not try color challenge for LO yet as I just got back to scrapbooking after more than 10 years break, I do find color challenge hard for cardmaking.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful LO!

Diana said...

I must say I would never have identified this as one of your LOs Helen, you are really branching out in terms of your style and it is wonderful, because this LO is just fantastic.
Sad story, but I suppose it's good to document as we teach our kids that things aren't always simple and easy.

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks Di & Kirsty. I do find colour challenges easy ;-D Kirsty from the looks of your work you have no weak spots girl! Sad story yes, but have photos, will scrap - lol! They were pretty boring photos taken by Cami at their school camp so I was thinking of how not to make a boring layout with them & mulling on the demise of their relationship then the page kinda all came together ;-D