Thursday, May 27, 2010

Memories/Start Your Engines

IT"S FRIDAY!!! And to make it even better.... it's a 3 day weekend!!!!!!! Today, as we do every Friday, we have a new challenge for you at Frosted Designs. This challenge is something I have never done.... and boy was it a challenge!!! We were given a photo to use as inspiration! At first I thought this would be easy peasy... but then I started to pull out paper and couldn't really find any papers I liked for this challenge.... which is amazing if you saw the amount of paper stored in my office right now!!! But, the cool part was, I was able to pull out stuff that I have had for years!!! And I mean years!!!! I used up so many old products that have been sitting around and that made me happy!!! So.... here is the photo:

How beautiful is that?!! I love the colors and shape.... so bright and cheery! And this is what I did with it....

These are some more pictures from the trip to Dollywood with my parents and sister. The picture printed out darker than I wanted and I will replace it when I get a better copy, but at least you get the main idea!! I can't even begin to list the supplies used in the LO because they are really that old!!! My favorite paper is the one I used for the circle... it has a velvet print on it and when I chalked it with purple, it all blended together so nicely on my LO!! The Frosted Designs design team girls have done some pretty cool things with this photo.... be sure to stop over and see what they made. And then go through your supplies and make your own project!! We would love to see you link it up so we can all enjoy it!!!

I also have another LO for you this week.... it was made using the Friday sketch at Practical Scrappers this week. The sketch is from our very own Pia.... didn't she do a fabulous job?!!  These pictures are from the same trip to Tennessee. My sister and I took Brayden and Lauren go carting one afternoon!! And you will be proud to know that Lauren and I won!!! Whooo Hooo!!

This LO was fun today because I moved away from my normal girly looks and got messy!! I sprinkled red drops of paint on the background to add a little color (because clearly I have issues with too much white space!!!) LOL!! I also did a lot of hand doodling on this one!! The papers are from My Mind's Eye and We R Memory Keepers. The stamp is Fiskars - Away We Go Road Trip. The rest of the supplies are random things I had in my stash!! We would love to see what all of you can do with this sketch and be sure to link it up over at Practical Scrappers!!

 Enjoy your long holiday weekend and be safe!!

Barb  :)


Anonymous said...

The lo's are so pretty Barb!! the flower is gorgeous!! Love the papers you used!! perfect choice!! love the design, so very pretty!!
have a great weekend!

Sasya said...

oh i love your layouts, Barb!! great job!! :) i love Pia's sketch too, and your take on it is awesome!

Karen said...

Barb, your layouts are great! I love how you made the tires and your doodling on the Practical Scrappers layout and the colors and papers on your frosted designs layout are gorgeous! I can see why you were hoarding them!!!

Jocelyn said...

Perfect LO's...what a great color Challenge!!!!

I adore the banner and the pics....PERFECT!!!

Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Weekend...ENJOY!!!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great idea to take a photo of a flower and pull the colors from that for your page palet! and the pages are just beautiful and I love the other also.

Pat said...

Love the papers & design you used for the FD challenge!! Beautiful LO! I love the banner on your 2nd LO, it is such a fun page!

Debbie said...

Barb you did great with the color challenge and doesn't it feel great to use up your old stuff? Love your border around the picture. Martha Stewart punch? Your second "non-girly" layout is awesome! Love the paint sprinkles. I'm with you, open space bothers me. Always feel I need to fill it in. Love the banner!

Angi Barrs said...

Love the colors. And that banner is KEWL on the 2nd layout! Beautiful as always.

Unknown said...

Aw, I love these papers you pulled out! I have some really "old" papers in my stash too! I love the soft colors refelective in this layout. I think you nailed the photo inspiration!
You also nailed the PS sketch for this week too! I love the little banner, so fun!
Kim xXx
enjoy the weekend! :-)

Fern said...

WOW Barb, fantastic job on both layouts!! What a fun trip to scrap!! Love the blues in the first layout and it's prefect with the inspiration photo!!! I agree the blue flocked paper is beautiful with the chalking around the edges!!! And the second layout is sooo fun!! Luv the splattered ink, the colors and the banner is fabulous!! Yea for you and Lauren!!!! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!! Hugs!!!

Jamie Lane Designs said...

Great layouts, love the big circle on the first one and that banner on the second layout is just adorable!

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