The Color Room Palette #127

This is actually the Color Room palette from last week, that just hasn’t quite gotten here until now.  I had a lot of fun creating with this palette, even though I thought it may be a little hard considering the colours and the chevron pattern.

To start my layout I grabbed the red piece of cardstock and somehow started thinking of my journey through life which prompted a search for the perfect photograph/s. I quickly found this one from a trip to the beach when I was pregnant with my youngest son, also at a time when I was feeling particularly happy, content and grounded.  I found the cool chevron ribbon at work, which then led to the texture paste spots in the background and then the decision to swap the squares in the sketch for circles. I am really happy with the resulting layout as it conveys my message perfectly, and has already been scraplifted by someone I hold very dear and have come to love as I would a favourite Aunt (and because she is shy I won’t name her here, however she knows who she is and now she knows how much I love and appreciate her).

Anyway onto my layout…

I created the flower by die-cutting the Alison Ellis striped paper with the Rosette die (the one that has two sizes on it).  I then stuck the two pieces together (one on top of the other) with strong tape, sandwiching the tulle between them.  {The tulle can’t be too wide or it curls forward at the edges when the flower is completed} After this I assembled the flower as normal with a strong liquid adhesive, except it took a long time to settle down flat and I had to hold it flat with my bag of Copic Markers whilst it dried/calmed down (I am quite impatient sometimes…waiting for glue to dry isn’t my thing).  I actually made three of these flowers, and have given the other two to Mum.  I wonder what she will do with them?

Supplies used:
Patterned paper – Alison Ellis
Cardstock – Bazzill
Embossed cardstock – Core’dinations
Ink – Versacolor (Black)
Pens – Uniball Signo Black (journaling and doodling on background), Zig Photo Signature Black (doodling on photograph)
Ribbon – Green Tara
Tulle – SSS
Glitter Tape – American Crafts
Resin flowers – Prima
Bling – unknown (small gold), Teresa Collins (large clear), Prima (gold swirl)
Button – Bo Bunny
Thread – DMC
Texture Paste – Jo Sonja
Mask – The Crafters Workshop
Lettering – Jillibean Soup (teal), American Crafts Thickers (white)
Stamp – Colop (date)
Cutting die – Tim Holtz for Sizzix (Rosette)
Punch – Fiskars (circle)

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  • shell

    Love this layout. The bright colours are lovely and the flower is so soft and girly. Love that you scrapped a thought/feeling with a picture other than a portrait style photo. Thanks for flower making instructions. Will definately have a go at making some too.

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