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Monday, August 8, 2011

"Buon Giorno" (5th DT Work) LO for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #79: Primary Colors

Scrapping with various printed pattern papers, I suddenly felt at a loss when I saw this week's challenge requirement.  It's a good thing that my winnings from previous month's challenge has arrived.  Chosen items from my winnings were primarily Christmas papers & Baby Girl-themed papers . . . though with a mix of other miscellaneous papers.  This is where I got to use one of the miscellaneous papers from Robin's Nest.  So, on to the challenge!!

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #79 is to Make Use of Primary Colors.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 4 images from Meljens Designs on Tues, Aug. 16, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Aug. 14, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.   Below is my submitted DT work:

SUPPLIES: Paper: Robin’s Nest, Star Paper Corp., Foam Letter Stickers: All About Scrapbooking, Digital Stamp: Meljens Design, Digital Flourishes:  Cheri Wenger of MyGraphico, Acrylic Stamp Sentiments: Studio 18, Other: Ribbon, Sketch: Rochelle Spears of Colorful Creations, TOOLS: Glueshot: Stanley, Paper Shapers: Provo Craft.

DESIGN NOTES: The challenge being the use of primary colors . . . I made a quick research and found out that these are composed of 3 colors: red, blue & green for a painter's perspective.  For color printing, the primary colors are: red, blue & yellow.  So, I decided to combine the 2 perspective and came out with 4 primary colors to play with: red, blue, yellow & green.

Inspiration Sketch by Rochelle Spears of Colorful Creations

I started with an inspiration sketch by Rochelle Spears at Colorful Creations and modified it to suit my photos' and paper dimensions.  Though what I had were 4 big photos instead of lots of smaller ones, I decided to fit it all in leaving out many of the sketch elements, thus, making it my own.  I matted my photos as one big photo and adhered it on Robin's Nest - Jean paper.  I then bordered it with bright red ribbons pleated on both sides meeting at the center.  I had my title on top and the 3 stamped sentiments in bright yellow to call attention together with the digital flourishes.  As finishing touches, I chose Meljen's Lazy Susan Buggies (flowers) Image placed at the center of the layout.  This image was printed in cream cardstock  . . . bordered in black ink . . . triple matted in blue scalloped paper, red and green papers.

Viola!  A simple but a calling attention LO. . . Though simple it took some time to finish the ribbon pleating together with the  . . . ouch . . . ouch. . .  accidental applying of hot glue on my fingers . . . ouch . . . should not be in a hurry doing that!! lol  But I was satisfied with the outcome. Just love the ribbon pleating technique.  The base paper is new & the swirls are old images. =)

NOTE: The photo was taken on my parent's anniversary celebration.

1.  Colorful Creations' Monday Mixer - Twisted Blueprints
2.  Sketches 4 All - "Did You Miss A Destination?" Challenge

3.  Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #129 – Favorite Flowers (digi stamp are flowers)
4.  Cooking It Up With Katie #69 – New, Old & Favorite Technique  (new background paper, old My Graphico Swirls & Favorite Ribbon Pleating technique) 
5.  The Pixie Cottage Challenge #81 – A Time to Learn (ribbon pleating technique) (not sure if they accept LOs)
6.  Paper Crafting Journey Challenge #16 – Photo Inspiration  GDT?  (used the photo inspiration colors)
7.  For Your Inspiration Challenge #11 – Angkor Wat Photo Inspiration (used the colors) 
8.  Pals Paper Arts Celebrity Color Challenge (PPA 105) – closest colors I have  
9.  Challenge Up Your Life #49 – Anniversary

10.  Incy Wincy Designs #106 – Something Old & Something New  
11.    Passionately Artistic  - Linking Party
12.    Riley & Co. - Oceans of Fun


  1. I think you did a very nice job with the challenge. great layout! :)

  2. Love the was so worth the burned fingers!! Great job!

  3. What a great page! Thanks for participating in the Timeless Tuesday challenge!
    Hugs and smiles

  4. Lovely scrapbook page! So glad you played along with us at FYI!

  5. Fab LO - thank you for joining in the FYI challenge (Hazel, Guest Designer)x

  6. Great layout! So glad you joined us at FYI!

  7. ouch on the burn finger...
    I will be honored if you will add this project in our weekly linking party every Wednesdays at
    Have a great week,

  8. What a super layout! Love the ribbon technique!

    Thank you for joining us over at The Pixie Cottage!


  9. gorgeous layout! thanks for joining our photo inspired challenge at Paper Crafting Journey this week
    Tammy GDT

  10. Great layout! Thanks for playing at FYI!

  11. Lovely layout. I do enjoy seeing all the different ways people are inspired by the photo. Thanks for joining us at FYI.