Monday, November 18, 2013

The Story of the Strawberry Milkshake

I woke up to some extraordinary scrappy news today. The kind that brings a little squeal of excitement. But of course, I can't share it yet. Sorry! What I can tell you is that I'm also very excited about having another opportunity to be a Guest Designer for Scrap Friends' November Colour Challenge. Here's what I created...

Man was this colour challenge a little out of my comfort zone!! All those dark colours? Eeek! I tend to be either a brights or a pastels type of girl! I have to admit I had a mini-breakdown when I saw the colour palette because my mind just went blank as to what to do with it.

After I gathered myself I did what I always do with colour challenges and that's to start going through my stash and pulling out bits and pieces that match the colours. I don't think about collections, or what's going to match with what. I just want the right colours.

Often I find some real gems of forgotten products that probably wouldn't have seen the light of day otherwise. Like these Cosmo Cricket peacock feather stickers that have been in my collection for well over a year now (possible even 2) waiting for the perfect project. Today was their lucky day! They ended up becoming the real star of this layout don't you think?

I mixed in a few new products too, like the transparent Basic Grey die-cuts and Evalicious Stickers. And do you see that there on my page? Yes folks.... that's a flower! I did it! I managed to use a flower on my layout. So proud of myself!

The photo choice almost came last as I needed something that would match all these dark colours. This one of Miss M sipping on a strawberry milkshake suited perfectly. The fact that her polka-dot dress coordinated with the dark polka-dot paper actually came as a bit of a coincidence but I definitely embraced it :-) I used the photo to then prompt my title and journaling direction and made it into a list of her favourite foods right now. Nothing world-shattering but still a snapshot in time that will be worthwhile remembering later.

If you want to play along with the challenge there's a store voucher up for grabs for the winner. Find all the details on the Scrap Friends blog here.



  1. I dunno...the use of flowers is SLIGHTLY world shattering, I'd like to suggest!!! Really nice, almost 'classic' LO - I guess that's what you really are meaning!!! I like it - & yes, those flowers up the side....gorgeous. I do like the micro beads, too...very subtle, but yummy texture for a yummy scrap page...& while i'm on the 'what I like' roll...I am LIKING A LOT your new page:):):)

  2. ok--this, THIS is gorgeous! You really rocked this challenge!!! LOVE this layout!

  3. Looooooove this page, flowers and micro beads look great.

  4. I love your scrapping process when it comes to colour challenges! Another awesome LO and possibly my new favourite of yours!

  5. I guess that's what these challenges are all about - to put us outside our comfort zone. I love what you came up with - and it's an added bonus that you used up some older stash!

  6. Love your take on the challenge. My mind went blank when I saw it to but you may have inspired me to give it a go.

  7. Despite being out of your comfort zone you have produced yet another fabulous page. Gorgeous!

  8. Loving your layout!! Not really my colors either, but love what you did with them!! Congrats on your scrappy news! Can't wait to hear about it!! I just saw you also won something on a blog somewhere, let me have a look ..... found it: Congrats!!


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