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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #137 Color Challenge: Red/Black/White

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Good day to my faithful readers. It's Friday and that means time for blogger's challenge. Our list mom, Lisa Sommerville gave us a color challenge for this week. We are to incorporate the colors of Red, black and white in what we crafting . You can click HERE to view more artistic creations of other challenge players.

I found this challenge somewhat limiting me due to my recent hand surgery and really wondered what I could create. Lucky for me, synchonocity was on my side, as the first container of patterned paper I opened contained all the goodies I needed and there was the perfect photo just laying on top.

This layout is special to me, as it represents the amusing entertainment that occurs when we get together as a family. The photo was taken at Christmas of my daughter, (who was getting very tired of being pregnant)....She and her grandmother were performing for us, having fun comparing the size of their stomachs...My little mother is so much fun.
The large black matt was cut from my Cricut Machine, I believe it was the Home Accents cartridge.

The flowers in the corner are manufactured by Prima - Alabaster in the Abby line and also Fiesta. I love how it matches the design in my daughter's blouse.
The rhinestones are form Heid Swapp: Ruby Accents and Crafts: Rhinestones.
The red, black and white Cardstock is from Stampin Up

The background was distressed to subdue the brightness of the white cardstock and provide more color harmony by using grey and red Stampin Up Pigment inks.

Stampin Up's Scratch Background stamp and their distress wheels are just perfect for the grungy look. In the past I would habitually distress my backgrounds by hand via swiping the cardstock with inkpads; I love these stamps to achieve this process..

thanks for stopping by


22 comments:

Beth said...

Oh Connie you would never know you just had surgery on your hand not the way this page is put together gorgeous girlfriend.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your pages- lovely as always! Beautiful flourishes and the flowers are awesome. I love the picture- and the theme compare! Have a safe trip and hope your wrist heals quickly!

Beth Norman said...

Another beautiful layout. And wow, I can't believe you made that gorgeous background. I guess I might need the 12 x 12 Cricut.

Connie Paxman said...

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Lisa Somerville said...

Such a great picture and beautifully scrapped page! Love the frame you created and the flowers are a wonderful embellishment!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a FANTASTIC photo to scrap! I just love what you did with the colors and the flourished background is gorgeous!

Connie Paxman said...

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful layout Connie. Got a chuckle from the photo. Hoping your hand gets better quickly. Sheryl C.

Connie said...

Very cute, Connie...what a great memory for both of them! Love it! Glad you are recovering nicely from your surgery!

Ida P. Krause said...

Awesome page. It's really beautiful and also fun with that great photo.
Hope your hand is doing well. I'll be having another surgery in a couple of months myself for CTS.

Margaret Raburn said...

Wow, you do the most gorgeous scrapbook pages! I love your work! This page is delightful and perfect for the rbw challenge. Hope your hand is healing well!

Riet said...

Hello Connie, what a beautiful LO.
If this is what you do after surgery, what will you make when you are well again. PPPPPPPPFFFF I am so jalous.
Beautiful work again.

Till next time(can't wait to see your next project)

Robin Merriman said...

Gorgeous layout Connie! Just stunning and the photo made me smile! Great job!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a special picture! Your layouts are always fantastic Connie! You did such a wonderful job with this challenge! :D

Patti Chesky said...

What a great photo!!!! The page is stunning...as always. Heal quickly!!!!!

Tami Black said...

This is priceless! Great idea for a scrapbook page that will have a lot of meaning for your grandchildren in the future and for your daughter as well. Love the design and all the embellishments -- they work together beautifully! Where, by the way, IS your mom's tummy? I can't seem to see it!

Kristen said...

Connie, this came out gorgous.

tonistamps said...

Connie, I just love all of your scrapbook pages. You've got such a gift. Amazing work!

Nikki Bond said...

Such a cute page...and picture! Love it! {SMILES}

njburk said...

Great project!!!
Sorry to be viewing so late--but glad I stopped by to see yours!

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