Jun 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day and The Color Room

First things first, Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!  We had a nice day coffee and presents, then church, and then a BIG lunch with the kids and their Dad.  The kids were so well behaved and we thanked them dearly for getting along.  Even baby William was peacefully awake and quiet for the whole time we were out.

Here are a 2 cards I made for both my Dad and Mark's Dad.  It was a last minute card with 7 Gypsies tags, a retired stamp from CHF and some Webster's Pages paper.  EASY as pie!  And to make 2 identical cards is the way to go.

And here is my first layout for The Color Room challenge NING site.  I used their Palette #11 and sketch for the following layout IMAGINE - PLAY.

I had some fun with layering on this layout, and USING UP OLD STASH.  I am really enjoying participating in color challenges because of the methodology of putting a layout together.  I go around my craft room just pulling colors out - doesn't matter what it is, then I somehow make it work on the page.

I brought the word imagine a while back at Michael's and finally found the perfect picture for it!  I treated it with pink paint, then applied stickles, then because I didn't like the result, I applied Dazzling Diamonds glitter by Stampin' Up!

I thought I would take a picture showing all the layers here....we've got Queen & Co felt, circles of paper, a die cut paper layout, a strip of lace paper, and a chipboard tree from Basic Grey, flowers, and the chipboard imagine.

I printed out my journaling onto photo paper and hand cut all the letters and pieced them back together on the paper.

A little while back, I won some Unity stamps, so here they are in use (the circles and the EVERYDAY LIFE sentiment).  That cute crown is a brad from the Paper Studio.  The letters are My Mind's Eye, the brackets are Basic Grey, and the film strip is an old rub-on from Daisy d's.  And there is some paint there too.

If you like the color palette and can play along with The Color Room, you have until June 25th to upload to the gallery.

Bye for now!


Colette Bate said...

Hey Lesley! I absolutely LOVED your page for Palette #11 this week and just HAD to check out your blog! Goodness, girl ... you've got MAD SKILLS! Wow .. coming over here was not disappointing. Lots of creativity oozing from every little nook and cranny ... color, texture .. loads of energy. I enjoyed my visit and I expect I'll be stopping by often.

Big hugs!

Julia said...

Ackkk! This is beyond stunning! Love all the color Lesley and the photo is precious! I could look at your work all day!

Pearl said...

this is just wonderfully done !!! congrats on being featured !!! well deserved !

Pearl said...

this is just wonderfully done !!! congrats on being featured !!! well deserved !

Sabrina said...

Wow, your first time and straight away being featured. You deserve it. Congratulations!!I absolutely agree with Collette. Your stuff is awesome!!

Fernanda Isabel Marques Argoud - "Fê" said...

I have to check (and follow) your blog, also... your work is more than beauty, is ART!!! Loveeee it, so much! :)
Congrats on being featured!

Maria Therese said...

Oh your layout is just stunning!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

There are so many amazing details on your layout that is just pure delight to the eyes! Totally breathtaking! The colors are so so vivid and vibrant, fabulousness redefined.

Trudi said...

S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G in every way and detail!!

Congrats on being featured - totally deserved