Monday, 16 November 2015

Remember & Smile Layout
Studio 75 November Colour Challenge

Hello my darlings.
Today I am back with you to share ANOTHER Studio 75 layout!
I had a moment of madness this month where I absent-mindedly added bright blue
to my Colour Challenge Layout LOL - so instead of adding it to the group post
 I used it for my post on the Studio 75 blog for my monthly post today HERE.

So being one to not shirk my responsibilities I set straight to work again getting 
a new page done!!  You can view my past post about the Colour Challenge on
this blog of mine HERE - do play along if you can!  CREAM, RED & GREEN 
ONLY!!!!!  Oh - you can also add a touch of black & white!!!
Yes I have a smidge of brown because I'm naughty like that...

This year my younger son & I had a big argument on Christmas morning & he refused
 to be in any of the photos hahaha - just in case you are wondering where he is here!!
I showed him this page & he reminded me about our silly fight - I had forgotten the 
details - but it was over his hair - can you believe it?!  I used to cut the boys' hair
for years using the Wahl clippers but for the last few years they have insisted
on professional haircuts!  Fussy teenagers...pffft...

All these papers come from the new Magic Time Collection from Studio 75, except for the
criss-cross backing sheet - that comes from their "Yummy" Collection.  I'm sure you'll
agree that it co-ordinates beautifully.  Always the sign of a great manufacturer - when 
they stick to the same tones so that all your collections can be mixed & matched!!

I kept my background light & simple by adding stencilling & stamping using chalk 
ink-pads only.  This is a quick, easy & CHEAP way of creating a mixed media
 background with minimal materials, not that I need to worry about that as I have
 plenty of gorgeous products, but sometimes it's nice to mix things up for a change!  

All the strips you see were pre-cut as they were off cuts.  I just tore them off at appropriate
lengths!  Another easy peasy way of putting a page together.  I had a piece of tulle floating
around my desk so I cut it up & added it here & there between my layers for a Christmassy
touch.  Lastly I grabbed my tub of premixed white paint & flicked some all around my page
using a fine paintbrush, after covering my photograph with thick cardboard of course!

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Lizzy Hill said...

Lovely page... with no blue!!! And I really like that bit of tulle tucked in - it's NICE! Oh, yes.... fights & teenagers seem to go hand in hand...hope this Christmas he plays nice;)!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING that bow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Val-Belle said...

It is that time again and there are so many lovely Christmas papers out. Sucks that you had to do it again but the result is just gorgeous.The tulle is a lovely touch and that bow is just gorgeous.

Kathy Bradley said...

Another beautiful layout and photo with a soft and lovely background! Love!!

Helen Wallace said...

A light, fresh, Christmas page. Love the simplicity of this with the big red bow for a festive touch. I remember those little tiffs with the teenagers. They seemed so important at the time.

Mitralee said...

totally LOVE LOVE LOVE this page...the paper is truly yummy! (and teenagers are nuts I tell ya! but totally love em anyhow...) great background too, super pretty!

Sanderijn de Bruin said...

The simplicity in this layout suits it so well! it is gorgeous and elegant...

Margaret Mifsud said...

Ha!! Ha!! Teenagers .. they do make life interesting don't they?? Love this page Helen. I love the fact that, at first glance, it looks fairly Clean And Simple but, when you look closer, there really is quite a lot going on and quite a bit to see. Love the big red bow and the tule and the paper strips behind the photo. Totally stunning!! hugs xx