23 June 2010


It's been a while since I joined in any challenges - I've been busy with some behind-the-scenes projects, as well as dealing with some real-life challenges of my own. But this week I couldn't resist the colour challenge at Design Dollies ~ grey and yellow. I can't recall ever using this combo before so I wanted to give it a go:

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I didn't have any grey cardstock, so I used some backing board from one of my recent paper purchases, which matched perfectly with the overcast sky in the photograph. I also used: Kaisercraft 'Lilac Avenue - Wisteria' paper (reverse side), Graphic 45 'Renaissance Faire - Romantique' paper with lots of fussy cutting of the edges (reverse side again), BlueyeDezines flower (solid grey) and an assortment of yellow flowers from my stash, pale yellow Stampin' Up ribbon, Liquid Pearls (Platinum), Rose Moka 'Pique-Nique' alpha stickers and a heap of yellow machine stitching. The rose is made from a scrap of Prima 'Flights of Fancy - Faith' paper. I made a whole bunch of these for a DT layout in April and I had this one left over. The silver-grey lace is from my haby-stash (no idea where I got it from) and the bright yellow ribbon is also from my stash (another 'no clue where I got it from' item!) And buttons ~ I have a bottomless button stash.

The journalling/title combination is a quote from Henry David Thoreau: “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment."


  1. oooo this is soo pretty, such gorgeous embellies and the papers you have used are stunning too, love the photo, reminds me of when i was younger and my Grandad took us to the beach :)


  2. Oh I love this layout - grey and yellow are my fav colour combo and you have certainly done it justice!!!!!

  3. This is gorgeous! Love that little flower cluster, so pretty :)

  4. gorgeous karen :) thanks for playing with the dollies!! <3

  5. WHAT a nice job Karen! Love what you did with the color combo! Glad to see you crafty again! :) now please share some mojo... Hugs!!!

  6. Gorgeous page! I LOVE the stitching and the paint! Thanks for playing along with the Dollies!

  7. Hi!
    Awesome LO! Love all the ribbon and flowers. Have a great day!

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  8. it's absolutely FANTASTIC, Karen! i think this combination is highly underrated, especially when i see gorgeous creations like yours! LOVE IT, Dollface!


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