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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Primary Colours with Mel :0)


Hello Everyone,
After seeing this month’s challenge - it was great to note that the weather seemed to warm up down here! I’m not exactly sure what has happened today though…...cold, wet and rainy!! Well, no complaints - we do need some rain!
How awesome is this month’s challenge…..well done Chantal and Jo! 
Saying that, it took me a little while to get my head around it ~ possibly due to the lack of mojo of late!!! Once I had my head around it and had selected a photo my mojo was in fine form (that is just my opinion - you may disagree)!!
I typically am not a master of bright colours…...in comparison to our very own Chantal but I love to work with them and I had a lot of fun doing so this month.
So……….
Here is my layout!



In this layout I have used ‘Jaybird’ Core’dinations cardstock as my frame. So as to not waste a whole sheet of cardstock (I know it is only cardstock - but I wanted to use it elsewhere on my layout and for my cards!) I have cut out a frame!



To do this I placed my cardstock in my paper trimmer and instead of cutting straight through I started my cut at the 1.5cm marker on the ruler! I cut down to 1.5cm away from the edge! I then turned my cardstock one turn and did the same thing! I did this for each side!
I used ‘Dutchess’ Coredinations cardstock for my base. I used bubble wrap and Royal Blue Kaisercraft paint to create my own patterns on it! I also used a black pen to doodle my border around the base!
Then I used some strips of blue and yellow Core’dinations cardstock with some strips of Cosmo Cricket - Twist & Shout - Get Happy: Number 9 patterned paper. I doodled some borders on each of these strips. To remove the starkness of the yellow I used some more of the Kaisercraft paint to create a border.
I used some red grosgrain ribbon down one side and made a little tag from the Cosmo Cricket patterned paper. This features that date of the photo using Kaisercraft Mini Alpha Stickers in Cherry Red, some more border doodling and some Ribtex Red Twine for a little bow!

The Navy Blue Ribtex Twine was great to create a feature across the middle of my layout. I used some blue staples and some red brads to assist with securing my twine.
I backed my photo with a very thin frame of black and mounted it with foam tape on some yellow Core’dinations cardstock. I used a Fiskars Border punch for the top feature of the yellow cardstock and doodled (yet again!) around the edges. I wrapped some Red Ribtex Twine around the bottom of the photo for additional colour.
The A2Z Scraplet Bird is very cute…...I decided to paint it with the Kaisercraft Royal Blue paint. I used some yellow paint and bubble wrap to add some texture to the bird and finished off with some doodling and Kindy Glitz.



My title is made with Kaisercraft White Alpha Stickers that I have doodled around to make them pop from the page. I have also used Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Alpha stickers……… My title says, “A Little Birdie Told Me... That I Mean The World To Mum & Dad”
Finally I added some Kaisercraft Rouge Sparklets to the top left hand corner. How nice are they?
Here is my card……





I have used all of the same materials on my card but have added a small piece of patterned paper from the Echo Park - Splash collection and some blue and navy blue grosgrain ribbon.
The sun is from the ‘Up in the Sky’ Flourish with a Bling Puffy embellishments. I have also used the blue AED - Sparkle n Soft to create some texture on the towel.
I also created a little gift tag using the same materials.

Why not pop on over to Scrapbookit's Online Store and grab some of these materials to use in your layout or card?

Well, if you have made it to the end of the post you deserve a reward…...why not go and grab yourself some ME Time and get a start on this ‘Primary Colours Challenge.’ I look forward to seeing your creations!
Until next time,

7 comments:

  1. Who says you can't use Primary colours. These projects are Fantastic!!!!

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  2. Wow, Mel! These are freakin' awesome!!! I now crown you a primary colour queen! Seriously this rocks! Absolutely fantastic layout and totally cute little card and tag! WTG! You have certainly aced this challenge!!! Yay!!! :D

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  3. Well done Mel, the Layout and card look fantastic super effort.

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  4. Love the bright colours of your LO !

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  5. Thanks for your lovely comments Ladies! xx

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  6. Mel, this is smashing!!!
    Loving that birdie embellishment!!

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  7. Thanks - you are so kind - Monica! I love the birdie too!!!!xx

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