Today is reveal day over at Colour Combos Galore & the palette is a bit stronger & more earthy this week.
The Designer's Challenge this week is to focus on GRID DESIGN - eek! That's out of the box for me!!
The simplest solution for me was to make a photo collage in Picasa - check! There's the grid!!
I added some ribbon trim all around it to emphasize the lines & used some contrasting cardstock beneath it to emphasize it further.
I chose photos from our Zambia trip in January this year, as they matched with the outdoorsy colours.
As you can see the journaling doesn't tell a very happy tale but when I was looking at these photos that's all I could think about...and surely that is what journaling is all about?
Writing from the heart rather than calling the layout "Happy Families" & hiding the truth that will form a part of our family history?
Finally I received my first parcel from PRETTY PAPER PETALS, the flower & embellishment company whose Design Team I am on.
I used this beautiful cotton lace bloom to soften up my grid.
See my new vine punch?!
Yay I don't have to use the giant starburst flower one every time any more!
I came up with my title based on the fact that it has not been decided whether the separation will be permanent or temporary, and obviously we want it to be the latter...
Blue & Green cardstock - American Crafts
Printed Papers & Journaling sticker- Sassafras Lass Indie Girl
Ribbon - stash
Vine punch - Martha Stewart Crafts
Faux stitching - using Shachihata Artline 200 - Fine 0.4
Journaling - using American Crafts Precision Pen 0.3
Inks - Chestnut Roan & Creamy Brown
Green prints around journaling sticker (including man on bicycle) Studio Calico (Promotional Cards)
Butterfly punches - Martha Stewart Crafts
Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Fabric Chipboard Letter Stickers "Doll"
Bloom - Pretty Paper Petals
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Happy Shopping & Happy Weekend girls!