Wednesday, 28 September 2011

FW: Color Combos Galore Inspiration Challenge 209 {Amber Layout}

I haven't had a chance to blog about last week's colour challenge over at Color Combos Galore yet but there is already a new one up that you can go & check out here if you want to play along for a chance at winning a Midnight Rooster kit or just to be part of the fun & great community there.

The optional Designer's Challenge is to focus on a single person or object as your subject so I choose Cami's new best friend Amber.

I used the mid-month sketch up at Once Upon a Sketch as my inspiration, as it wasn't my fortnight to create for the Design Team there but I really wanted an opportunity to play with the lovely sketch.

Again the lovely Victoria Gardens line from Echo Park came to my rescue & I used all their papers, journaling cards, border stickers, butterfly & flourish sticker.  

I added the satin ruffle from last year's Pink Paislee/House of 3 collaboration.

I added a gorgeous Pretty Paper Petals flower (sadly they have now closed their doors to public sales but are still open to wholesale enquiries) & created my cluster with various matching embellies from my stash.

Snuck a doily in there, a floating brad, button, resin lily, bling & some gorgeous metal rose brads & butterfly from Dear Lizzy for American Crafts from last year's Enchanted line.

I added in some mock-stitching using my black journaling pen - just to help the papers stand out more from each other & the grey backgroung & if you look carefully you will see that I also raised up my title "AMBER" using giant-pop dots under each letter & also added some scalloped elastic around the circle (from the newish Crate Paper Neighbourhood line).

Supplies List:-

Printed Papers all from the Echo Park - Victoria Gardens Line
Border stickers, butterfly sticker, flourish sticker, alpha stickers, lamp post & journaling cards all from Echo Park - Victoria Gardens line.
Bling - stash
Satin ruffle darling - Pink Paislee/House of 3
Black mock stitching using Artline 200 FINE 0.4 by Shachihata
Stickpins - haberdashery & Maya Road
White Flowers & red pebble - Prima
Orange & red flower epoxy stickers - stash
Bling brad - Making Memories
Orange tissue paper flower with diamante centre & 2 wooden butterflies - Pretty Paper Petals
Teacup, floral mini tag, metal love sentiment, rose brads & metal butterfly - all Dear Lizzy for American Crafts - Enchanted line
Oval metal brad  & tiny alphas - Making Memories
Tiny brads - Basic Grey
Decorative elastic & orange button - Crate Paper "Neighbourhood" line

***  If you like the idea of designing according to colour it's a great way to use up some of your older stash & great fun rooting around in your drawers to find all the matching bits.  
Come & join in the weekly challenges at Color Combos Galore.

To get an idea of how it's done come & take a peek at the reveal to match this combo right here.


Rachael Funnell said...

SO Much Gorgeousness going on her Helen.....
YEAH!! Go the Victoria Garden's I must get my little bit, that I have of this Range & have a bit of a play!!! THANKS!
Also love the Black Stitching & well everything REALLY......... xx

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...
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Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Such a gorgeous LO!! Love all the wonderful details and close-ups. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm a new follower too! ~ Blessings

Kerryn said...

Another gorgeous page!!! I love how the orange is a real focal point on the page. It just works so well with the more muted grey. Love it :).

Heather Jacob said...

S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G.!!!!!! SO MUCH beauty and awesomness here Helen ... I adore the way you have used the colours .... beautiful work .. hugz x

Lynette said...

So very beautiful. Love all your details and this line of Echo park is amazing.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooooo GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeee that photo, the colors and loveeeeeeeeeeee the FLOWERS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

ScrappinAnja said...

What a complex and beautiful page! Love the colour combination, the photo, the embellies, everything :)!
Thanks for stopping by my blog :)!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Stunning, wonderful details, beautifully embellished, what a layout!

Alison said...

How fab is really rocked the colour palette!
Alison xx

Rachael Funnell said...

Hey Hey Helen I'm Baaaaack!!! LOL!
Those scroll i used on my Get Picky LO (which I'm in love with the Flourshies too LOL!!!)
Are a My Favorite things (MFT) Die-namics Die - Fancy Flourish...
I got mine here:
Hope that Helps... xx

Lea said...

So beautiful! Great mix of colors and the layering is amazing. I love that lamp post!!!

Jasmine S said...

Love this Helen. The papers are so busy in themselves yet it all comes together so beautifully. Loving the layers and the clusters and the title with the bling between the alphas looks fab.

Blossom inch said...

gorgeous Helen...loving the color, the number of pins used on the left, what a nice dimension you have created. A totally beautiful page as always.

Diana said...

You continue to amaze me with how you work with these colour combinations. I look at them and think, "huh?" But you work magic with them! I love the embellishments and how you've clustered/layered them. Perfection!

Eila Sandberg said...

*giggling madly* at the little joke we shared about this page! joining in on the praize - what a gorgeous page Helen! you know how I feel about every single little detail and the papers, glorious papers! WTG! Hugs, E