Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Challenging Challenge with the Lipstick Chicks!

Good Morning! This month the Lipstick Chicks were challenged to work with colours they don't normally choose. It truly was difficult! Mostly because there aren't many colours I wouldn't choose if the photo's called for it! I love colour and I try to use it as a tool to ad meaning to my designs. So I looked a my stash of patterned papers and wondered what was sitting in my "TO DO" pile. I loved Authentique's  Gathering line but had a terrible time pulling it out to use it. It was settled; I would use the Orange, Aqua and Brown, even if it killed me!

This design features a large chipboard circle from Harmonie that is covered in mist and inks to make it look like suede. I fussy cut dozens of poppies and layered them and popped some up. This photo from Angela Smith of Waterloo is special to me and I wanted to give it the extra special treatment.


It wasn't so challenging after all once I got started! I hope you'll pop over to the XOXO blog and see what all the Lipstick Chicks have created this month and be inspired to use some challenging colours yourself.
Keep doing what you love,
Christa

9 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful photo and you did it justice with all the fussy cutting. Those colours are perfect for a fall photo shoot. Gorgeous work!

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  2. This is just gorgeous...love the photo! Your fussy cutting is perfect and adore that chipboard circle from Harmonie.

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  3. Oh my goodness, this is beautiful!! I love love all those flowers and the page design is great. What a gorgeous photo, too!!

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  4. beautiful Christa.... I have that paper too, loved it but not used it yet. So may fussy cutting is the way to go with that flower paper.
    Love your version. (and it is the perfect photo)

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  5. Christa this is beautiful!! The colors turned out perfect!! Hugs!!

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  6. This is a beautiful layout! And a great photo of the two of you! wow - fantastic fussy cutting!

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  7. oh I love how those colors look together!!! and the LO is so meaningful... gorgeos job as usual :)

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  8. Beautiful Page as always... three colours bring together well.

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