Friday, January 7, 2011

I love you because – TCR #40 / Swirlydoos

Hello and welcome to my blog. I did this layout for this weeks palette #40 at The Color Room. I am having fun with their weekly palettes and they are challenging me to scrap out of my comfort zone. AND to top it all off I won a RAK from Purple Onion Designs…cant wait to see what it is J  When I first saw this weeks palette I had no clue, these are not my normal colors, I usually have to add in something brighter to a layout…but in the end I LOVE this layout and the way it turned out, and I got to try a few new things along the way. I used my Swirlydoos Basic Grey Curio kit for the background and papers from my stash for the rest. I inked the black bottom paper and distressed most of the top ones.
The faux envelopes were fun to make. A tutorial from Kay at Scrapthat.  Here  is the link to it. I added a few extra touches of my own to them, like the little chippy hearts from Basic Grey and the little banner. I tucked some fanned paper in behind them with a couple of folded Prima flowers.
The flowers are mainly from Prima. The black swirls I cut with my cricut and the bling swirls I made myself. They are brown and white, it is kind of hard to see the white in these photos though. I added some ZVA crystals to the letters and another little banner at the bottom.
I used a paper frame around the photo and added some rolled and distressed papers behind it. I tucked some flowers in the corners and added brown and cream liquid pearls to the frame. I put some ZVA crystals on the Basic Grey chippy under the frame. Under that chippy is some really cool lacey paper that came with my Curio kit.
So yes even though the colors scared me at first I love the way this layout of my daughter and grandson turned out. He is a cute lil monkey. Thanks for stopping in for a peek and feel free to leave me some scrappy love comments, I love reading them ...take care and happy scrapping J


Heather said...

Super cute Layout Shona! The envelopes turned out that frame! That photo is too precious!

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Wow my friend this is Soooooo BEAUTIFUL!!! I so love it!

IsaNorris said...

Love all the details !! Beautiful