Thursday, April 19, 2012

home + made - Challenge 4

Here's another of Shimelle's 16 challenges from her scrapbooking weekend.  I won't get them all done by the end of this weekend.  I'm picking and choosing those most appealing and this one is definitely high on the list.  The challenge - use gray, yellow and one other color.  I love, love, love how much gray and yellow go with just about anything.  I'd never discovered this before because these have not really been in the home decorating palette until recently and still mostly in modern things.  This will definitely get repeated in my scrapbooks as soon as I order some more gray designer paper.

My first pick for a third color to go with the yellow and gray was rust.  There was a hint of it in one of the photos and I had some great papers.  Then I started thinking of embellishments. I kept coming back to hearts.  The page is about staying with friends over Easter who fed us wonderful meals.  It was like being in the best bed and breakfast!  All the food was made with such care and love.  I just couldn't see myself punching out rust colored hearts so changing to red was easy enough.

The photos are mounted on designer paper with little tabs like recipe cards in keeping with the cooking theme.  I love this gingham background paper from October Afternoon.  As I said, I'll have to get more of this or some other gray papers.  My friend's husband is the chef for most things. She made us the delicious pound cake from a family recipe.  I noticed the wonderful smell as soon as we walked in the door.

Turns out I did have some gray stickers from October Afternoon.  The heart is stamped and the 'love' embossed over it.

Thanks for stopping by.  I've already got another challenge layout in the works from my stepdaughter's wedding.

Ingredients:  Stickers:  October Afternoon Farmhouse and 5 and Dime
DSP:  Studio Calico Memoir collection, Front Porch from 5 and Dime by OA; Crate Paper Farmhouse collection
Inks:  Sahara Sand and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  Perspectives by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday; Polka Dot Punches by SU!
Thickers:  Amy Tangerine Hello


  1. Love the strips throughout the layout. Makes the background pop! :)

  2. Cute layout! The food in the pics looks delish!

  3. such a great layout! I love the color you added and that gingham background is perfect!

  4. I love the checked background, and the colors you added to it. I'm a new follwer.

  5. I like the color you chose to go with the gray and yellow!
    Perfect for your page :)

  6. Love the great clusters you added at the top and bottom!

  7. Such a lovely layout.
    I like that the photos look like Polaroids.

  8. Lovely color combo and great layering!


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