Monday, March 17, 2014

Lucky Me (For Having You) Berry71Bleu March Challenge

Hello, hello fellow scrappers & happy St. Patrick's Day!  Today I'm presenting my take on Cathi's Berry71Bleu challenge for the month of March.

So the challenge consists of three things--green has to be the dominant color, the word or theme of 'luck' or 'lucky' has to be used & doilies or lace have to be included.  Alrighty then...check, check & check!

Now I'll be the first one to admit that green is not my forte.  However, that's why I enjoy challenges so much.  They push you out of your comfort zone & in the end you discover things about yourself that you didn't know.  I discovered with this page that green is now one of my fave colors to work with!  Mix green up with a bit of yellow/gold & tones of brown & you end up with one fabulous color scheme that just 'pops' off the page.

I absolutely love how this page turned out.  I now have it framed in a shadow box & it's decorating my cube at work.  :-)

This would be my son celebrating his first birthday.  I'm quite lucky to have him in my life.  I can now honestly say that my world is 'complete' with him in it.
Here's the inspiration board for March.  How cute are these two little girls?  They're Cathi's girls & I found it to be a fabulous idea to incorporate them into the inspiration board.  When I saw these two cuties...I instantly thought of my own little guy.
Once again, I sought some help from Page Drafts for the design of my page.  I used this sketch to help my mojo get a push start.  My mojo thanks you Em Stafrace!

I've had the 'Origins' collection by Basic Grey in my stash for years now.  The time finally came for me to use it.  The gold doilies used on this page were an excellent match with all of the green, yellow & brown tones that this paper collection consists of. 
My cluster of flowers consists of all types.  I have ribbon, mulberry paper & felt flowers.  The bright green organza ribbon star flower & the small yellow & white ribbon flower are items from my stash.  I have these plus more in a variety of colors in my Etsy shop.  If interested you can find them here.
Unbelievably enough I didn't have one single shamrock in my stash!  I'm not sure how that even happened since I have everything; including bolts & nuts from the kitchen sink in my stash!!  So I had to run out & find some.  Since it's March all the craft stores are full of Irish themed goodies--so I had no problem finding a couple of shamrock stickers to use on my page.  I also found shamrock confetti which I stored inside the mini glass vial found next to my photo.
 For my background I used a combination of a star stencil with modeling paste, star chippies & stamping.  Glimmer Mists in shades of green & yellow were then splattered randomly onto my background.

I also did a bit of paper rolling here.  I rolled up pieces of paper & adhered them side by side to create 'waves of rolls' & to give my page a bit of dimension.
My journaling, which is a must for all my pages, is found on this tag that I tucked underneath one of my layers.

 Lots of layers with an equally amount of foam tape underneath to give them dimension.  I've also used just a bit of Spanish moss that I tangled up into my cluster of flowers.  Spanish moss is my latest craze.  I think it'll be soon popping up again in the near future. 
Here's my usual flocked teddy bear.  Have I stated in previous posts how much I love these little guys!  I look for excuses to include them into my projects!

Don't forget to stop by Berry71Bleu & play along with this months challenge.  There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs...but you gotta be in it to win it!

Supplies: Paper - Basic Grey, Flowers - I Am Roses, Kay's Kreative Korner, The Felt Shoppe, Chipboard - Um Wow Studio, Freckled Fawn, SA Crafts, Stencil - Um Wow Studio, Mists: Tattered Angel, Stamps - Technique Tuesday, Stamping Bella, Flair - Um Wow Studio, Washi Tape - Freckled Fawn, Other: Flocked Teddy Bear, Doilies, Shamrocks, Confetti, Glass Vial

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!

1 comment:

  1. This is so beautiful Kay! Love your design and all the details and that photo is just so precious ;) Thanks SO MUCH for your visit to my blog and your lovely comment, really appreciate it! I agree with you about the color green and yes it's so great to challenge ourselves, you have an amazing blog! Lisa


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