This is the color scheme I had to work with:
And here is what I created:
The Terrible, Horrible, NoGood, Very Bad Haircut
I have had the absolute worst time finding a good salon and great stylist since moving here. It's been one mediocre haircut after another. This one took the cake though. I won't go into the details, but let's just suffice to say that I have curly hair....
I dont know why, but when I saw the sketch & colors I wanted to use this photo. Well, I knew it had to be something about me. (Because again, if you know me, you know having boys, I hardly ever get to use pink on my pages). Once again, I went to my scraps bin and grabbed papers that matched as closely as possible. And once again, it fell into place quite quickly. I wanted to play on the sarcasm and also add a bit of anger. Sarcasm is everywhere. The title, the speech bubbles and the colors actually too. The anger comes in with the capitol letters, the spray mist, the staples, the chevrons, and well, the sarcasm! BTW, this is the second time I've use this sketch. You can find the first version here
PP-MME, Creative imaginations, Doodlebug, Basic Grey,
Alphas-Simple Stories & OA
Twine & Washi-MME
Then to calm myself down, I created this calm and serene page about all the plants blooming in my yard. I'm really not someone who does this very often, but I do appreciate watching the plants and trees wake up. We planted tulips and daffodils for the first time. I've been watching them daily. I checked out another blog I've been stalking, Twisted Tuesdays. Their challenge was to create something "spring like" and the "twist is to use or be green". I tried really hard to upcycle and use a tag from a pair of my son's pants, but I couldn't get it to work. The photos and title are plenty to qualify for the challenge though.
It's not easy Getting Green
I tried a new app on my phone to create this photo collage. I'm experimenting with odd sized photos. It's a departure from my standard 4x6, and I wanted to try out this sketch #104 from Sketches in Thyme
I chose to use kraft papers for a couple of reasons. One is because it's a great neutral and works well with the photos, but also because Scrap Our Stash challenge this month is to Kraft it Up. This was a great excuse to use up some printed kraft papers I received in a prize. I stayed pretty true to the sketch, but I changed the circular element to another rectangle and added brads instead, as well as some top and bottom border treatments. I should have stopped with the brown mist. The green came out too splotchy, but it still looks ok.
PP-Pebbles, Memory box
Alphas-Cosmo Cricket and Simple Stories
Mist-Tattered Angels, Studio Calico