Scrapbook Fantasies,  Scrapbooking

ARTastic Challenge – Smiling Faces Memories

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Hi and welcome to a cool Sunday afternoon here in Central Queensland and layout I created at the Scrapbook Fantasies Retreat I hosted last weekend.  I created the layout for the May Challenge at the ARTastic Challenge Blog which had an inspiration image and the criteria of Girls Only, and this is the image:

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I love the colours and the use of black and white meant I could get out some of the new Cocoa Vanilla Colour Me Happy paper I purchased along with my Prismacolor Watercolour pencils.  I didn’t want to colour the whole page, so chose my colours based on the inspiration image and some select parts of the design that would receive some Watercolour magic.

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Being a Girls Only challenge I couldn’t resist using a photograph of my two favourite teenage girls – Naomi-Jon and Keelin.  They are like two peas in a pod, and beautiful on the inside and outside too.

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The background of the inspiration image seems to have lots of layers of paint which I translated into layers of paper, flowers and embellishments.  Teamed with a wooden title that I have embossed with Aqua Embossing Powder from Couture Creations.

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The flowers, leaves, diecuts and wooden word are all from the Cocoa Vanilla Colour Me Happy collection too.

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Well that’s it for me this afternoon, and now I am off to finish creating lunches for the week ahead (and the week after too) – so far I have twelve soup tubs, eight serves of chicken with rice, a dozen chocolate peanut muffins and a supersized batch of sushi rice (yet to be rolled).  After our steamed chicken and vegetables dinner I will have four more soups too.  Not bad for half a day in the kitchen.

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Don’t forget to have a go at the ARTastic Challenge too – you have two days left!

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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8 Comments

  • Lizzy Hill

    Crumbs! I’m impressed by all that cooking;) And by your page…..LOOOOVE how you’ve used our ARTastic colours. I think this is the best page I’ve seen using those CV papers….really nice! And the title painted up like that fits in perfectly! Lovely to have you joining in!!!

  • Tone K.

    Oh, this was really beautiful!
    I really like your background and all your flower-details 🙂
    Thanks a lot for joining us at ARTastic! 🙂

  • Jane

    Gorgeous page Alicia – love the colour combination of our artwork cleverly incorporated on this page – just delightful. Many thanks for sharing with us on ARTastic.

  • Anna

    Lovely page!! Great take on the challenge and the colors are spot on 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic Anna xo

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