Wednesday, April 8, 2009

it's true...it's purple!

GASP..do not adjust your monitors...yes this is really a purple layout!! Something that you will rarely see from me and something I never think to make on my own. For those of you who don't know, I have a long standing dislike of purple and find it very hard, almost impossible to work with. It's fine when other people have purple layouts, it's just not something I like to do. I have worked with it occasionally but that is simply because I have a little girl and it is unavoidable at times. So, my scrappy pals at Paws on Scrapbooking issued a very personal challenge to me... Scrap a purple layout without any flowers!! Thank God that I had this polka dot texture Bazzill in a paper pack b/c it made the job a little easier. I just love this cool texture. I painted the background to matte the photo and also to show off the texture. I actually found it easier to work with the purple then the no using flowers rule. Overall I am quite pleased with how it turned out...not that I am likely to start churning at purple layouts anytime soon LOL.


Journaling reads: When we went camping you just loved eating all your meals outside....so much so that when we got home you insisted on eating all your meals outside at the picnic table on the deck. Larissa, Summer 2008

8 comments:

Kris said...

It's beautiful! Love the painted background too. Fantastic!

Amanda Winchester said...

I knew you could do it, if anyone could!!! This LO rocks...love the paint!

Cin Cin said...

This funky distressed/painty style suits you! LOVE what you've got going on here, Chicka!

phamil said...

Without flowers? OMG, I couldn't do it, LOL! I love purple, and I think this is just an adorable page!!!

Tanya said...

We KNEW it was gonna rock.. wonder woman and scrappy robot from the island.. sweet layout cutie!

sarahmartina said...

This is LOVELY!

I hope to be able to use painting more in my projects as well... One question: Where did you get that little circle sentiment that says "because I never want to forget" - It's the epitome of scrapping to me, and I'd love to use it.

Julie said...

I like how this came out! Love that Bazzill dot paper. =)

Emilie Ahern said...

Gorgeous layout!
Purple haters UNITE!