Yesterday - as I was lying in bed drowning my sorrows in hot chocolate courtesy of DH I couldn't stop thinking about Color Combos Galore & how, if I didn't get my layout done that evening I was going to break my record of 17 consecutive layouts - so I got up & did it - here's no. 18!
Perhaps it wasn't the most sensible thing to do when I was feeling totally sick, but it actually made me feel a bit better!
I just loved the colour combo & had been looking forward to creating a layout with it all week! The Designer's Challenge for the week was to enhance your photo in some way, using a frame, etc so I used a chipboard die-cut piece from Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe.
I used some beautiful Bazzill Bling cardstock as my base (I usually make the neutral colour in the combo my MAIN colour) & added some bits & pieces, just looking for anything "pretty darn cute" to tie in with my title.
I used my giant flower burst punch from Martha Stewart & my smaller EK Success punch that is almost identical only considerably smaller (see top left hand corner).
You can actually see the pearlised sheen of the cardstock in the above photo. I used mainly Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe" & Echo Park's "Springtime" & "Sweet Summertime" for the embellishments.
Tomorrow there will be a new Colour Combo up at Colour Combos Galore, as well as a LIVE CHAT (always fun if you can make it!) & a fantastic reveal, showing the inspiration photo, optional Designer's Challenge & some fantastic design team inspiration pieces. If you are interested in playing along I guarantee you that you'll create some awesome layouts in the process, as well as meet some fantastically friendly bloggy pals, as well as be in line for an awesome sponsored prize monthly.
Your layouts will thank you as a result too!
Creating with a controlled colour combo definitely makes for a classier result!
I'm hoping, come what may, that I'll keep my record going at CCG, of never missing a challenge!
Cardstock - Bazill Bling - Pearl
Pink Printed Paper - Echo Park "Springtime" Fresh Flowers (Reverse Side)
All stickers - Echo Park "Life is Good" & Crate Paper "Emma's Shoppe"
Punches - Martha Stewart (big) & EK Success (small)
Journaling cards x 2 - Crate Paper "Emma's Shoppe"
Die-cut chipboard frame - Crate Paper "Emma's Shoppe"
Inked scroll corner piece - Pink Paislee "Artisan Elements"
Dark brown ink - Colorbox
Bling gems - Bo Bunny "Gabrielle"
Filigree flowers - local
Chipboard butterfly - American Crafts 'Letterbox"
Cream resin blooms - Maya Road
Fussy-cut birdie - Echo Park "Springtime"
Alphas - Echo Park "Life is Good"
I am feeling a bit better - thanks for all your well wishes :) I ♥ my bloggy friends ♥
Off on my taxi-driver duties now but will blog-hop when I get back!!