Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Colour Combos Galore {Apple of his Eye} Layout

As a lot of people know, Color Combos Galore
 has lain dormant for a month now, the last
reveal going up on Thursday 29th September.  
I have given up waiting so am blogging my layout
now, as all our desperate pleas to contact the site
owner have been ignored thus far .

My PC is on the blink this morning and the internet
has seized up on me countless today - very frustrating
and now all my blog-hopping time is gone
as I have a couple of layouts I need to work on now.

Did you know that there is a fantastic colour resource 
site called Purbang, where you can input the HEX codes 
provided by some of the colour sites and they come up 
nice & big so that matching your papers is way easier?  
If not go here & take a look!

The Designer's Challenge that week was to use 
anything time or clock related so I added in 
that Making Memories clock and the title 
"She has ALWAYS BEEN the apple of his eye" 
relates to how Chelsea's dad has loved her 
so much since she was born :)

I love the challenge of hunting down the perfect 
stash for a Colour Challenge 
& the results are always very effective!

It's also a great way to use up older stash 
as what's important at these sites is that you 
adhere to the Colour Palette and has nothing to do 
with using the latest & greatest stash to qualify!

I got to use up some older Sassafras papers 
& some CHA Summer2011 Pink Paislee ones.

I inked the edges of the mauvey-grey 
with lime to add a touch more of that colour.

I managed to layer up quite a few interesting
textures {above} using some border stickers.

Supplies List for "Apple of his Eye" Layout

Red cardstock - Bazzill
Grey cardstock - Bazzill
Red apple paper - Sassafras
Green paper - Pink Paislee/House of 3
White elastic - Crate Paper "Neighbourhood" 
Green Crepe Paper Lace stickers - 
Little Yellow Bicycle 
Staples & Metal Title Plaque - stash
Brown & Red Alphas - Lily Bee Picket Fence
Clock face & pearl clusters - Making Memories - 
Vintage Findings
Scallop Border Sticker - Sassafras
Circular Element - Pink Paislee Soiree 
Tree Sticker - Echo Park "Summertime"
Red & black alphas - Echo Park "For the Record"
Green alphas - Thickers - American Crafts "Sunrise"
Red resin flower - Pebbles
Inks - Clover by Mr Huey (Studio Calico)
Orange Sherbet (Maya Mists)
Colourbox - Lime Pastel


Evgenia Petzer said...

I love these papers and the job you did is just amazing!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Gorgeous work! I love this style of yours. The colours are so well matched. What a shame about CCG!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeee this! I loveeeeeeeee that photo, the layered design and love love love love that tree!!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! Bummer about CCG... hopefully things will be back on track soon! And MAJOR bummer about the computer! Hoping you get that fixed too! :):):):):):):):):):):)

MARILYN said...

Fabulous page, I love it!! love the theme and how you worked the tittle, love the tree with pearls and only one red apple....fantastic touch!! love the colors, the paint drips!
Yeess!!, the situation in GCC is very frustrating!!. Hugs!!! :)

Bellaidea said...

Fantastic page, great photo too! I was thinking what is happening with GCC...

Tina said...

love this layout Helen! It is a shame it has been in 'hiding' for so long. :) These colors were perfect for this design! Love it!

Kerryn said...

What a shame you girls have been left in limbo. The page is gorgeous nonetheless. Such a fresh combination of colours!

Alison said...

Love the colour combo...and what you've done with it!
Alison xx

Nicolle74 said...

Amazing LO!All beautiful details..:)xoxoxo

Jasmine S said...

Hey there, you worked the colors in beautifully. So bright and fun and what a beautiful pic, and looks great in b&w. And yes,we both obviously felt the same way.....oh well.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty, so bright and cheery, a wonderful layout for father and daughter!

Blossom inch said...

this is just a beautiful page with the great color combination...absolutely stunning.

sandi said...

Oh Helen this is so sweet! Love the way that everything goes together sooooooooooooooooo well! Perfect!

Eila Sandberg said...

You know what I think about certain things Helen .. Thanks ever so much for sharing this page, it really brightens my Thursday morning! Woweee what a fantastic mix of papers and elements, so happy so vibrant and just gorgeous. Love how you created in A4-format still using the 30x30 with the cardstocks. Do I spy a new punch? love the pearls in the tree, the little clock face, the darling photo of course and keep coming back to the amazing combo of papers. Never heard of Purbang, got to check it out pronto! Gosh what would I do without the HEX codes!? Teleworking from home today, boss is in Thailand ... Talk to you soon! xoxoxo

Eila Sandberg said...

Hi, me again! The Purbang you mentioned, might it be this site?

Ta! xoxox

Patricia said...

what a gorgeous work!

dstandard said...

Such a fabulous page Helen! Love this! I must be missing something - haven't seen anything posted at CCG recently - maybe it's my computer. Will definitely check it out again!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

What a shame about CCG! :( I love your layout, Helen and you've done such a wonderful job of that colour combination! Gorgeous! :D

Rachael Funnell said...

it's such a Shame about CCG..
Why couldn't she just handed it over to someone who would Love to have control & maybe the time!!!!
OR even have a few of the DT Ladies take over in her absence???
You know I Love your Work & this is another GORGEOUS Layout & that Card is pretty AWESOME too!!!
Sorry about been a bit repetitive BUT I SO LOVE how you put SO much detail in each of your BLOGS!!!!

Rachael Funnell said...

Your Card is in the Next Post...
That's what happen's when I type before I look.... LOL!
Just remember I am Blonde!!

Mitralee said...

Goodness what loveliness! I am so glad to finally see this!

yyam said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous! Love the fabulous details Helen! :)

Lynette said...

I love this Helen...great design and the colours are amazing together.

Diana said...

Wow you rocked the colour combo, yet again. I wouldn't have touched that one with a 10 foot craft knife!
And all the little details! The tree! I love trees! And the pearls are divine!