Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Shimelle's Scrapping Weekend - Colour Story Challenge

This is the second Challenge that I tried, from Shimelle's great Weekend of Scrapbooking! 

The Colour Story Challenge was to create a page using only Red, White and Aqua.

A sea-side theme seemed just right for this colour palette.  I had these two smallish photos of Wells-Next-the-Sea, in North Norfolk, which I had been wanting to scrap for a while. 

This American Crafts paper, with the white dotted lines seemed just right for the photos and the piece of checked/gingham-style paper that I found (in a pad of A5 papers from Papermania) also seemed to have the right feel for my theme. 

I wanted to try a page on a white background, since this is something I don't usually do and have been thinking of trying for a while (I think I have only ever made one other page with a white background).
So, that was my aqua and white...

The photo at the bottom has a few touches of red, so it was really just right for this challenge.  I used a red strip cut from a sheet of Cosmo Cricket paper (back of Odds & Ends - Spare Change), which is fab for this layout. The "journalling label" is cut from the same sheet. 
The lovely little white bunting flags came from my stash - they might be by Bazzill, but I'm not sure - and I just added some aqua and red inks to spiff them up. The white cardstock is Bazzill Basics, by the way.

I cut the title letters by hand and used my mini-letter stamps for the words on the inked-up bunting string. 

I haven't put any journalling on this page.  Not sure if I actually want to - the title pretty much says it all; however I have left a pocket behind the checked paper panel, ready for a journalling card, if I think of something extra to say (see the little tag of paper, waiting for the journalling card?)
I will add the date I made the page though (better do it now, before I forget again!).
I did actually consider adding this to a different challenge - the "From the Heart" challenge, as the title is just right... But the page was really made for the White, Red & Aqua theme, so there we are!

See also This Post below, for another challenge I tried!


  1. A lovely way to use the colours.

  2. It is a gorgeous colour combination :)

  3. Hi Lizzie ~ Just catching up over here. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your holiday photos! How lovely that you were able to meet up with Jo!

    I'm loving the layouts you've done for Shimelle's challenges. Awesome!!!

  4. Bee-u-tee-ful! I love the bunting (those little flags). So fresh and cute! xox

    PS Why is my word vert 'uncook'? Is that some kind of insinuation from Blogger about my culinary abilities? LOL!

  5. Hey, that's lovely! You're right about the seaside feel of the colour combination ... That bunting is very pretty - and have you really handcut those letters? My goodness, that's a skill I wish I had!

  6. Great pages on earth do you find the time?
    Alison xx


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