Thursday, 20 January 2011

PDCC 65 and CCC at L3

Hi There
Today's offering is for both the Play Date Cafe challenge 65 where this weeks colours are grey, green and orange. I have also used the Compendium of Curiosities challenge 28 technique over at Studio L3 so am entering this into both. (The links are on my sidebar)

This weeks offering is a double LO for my 8 x 8 album as I decided to try to use these challenges to get some scrapbooking done to as I am sitting with piles of photos

I started out with greyscale photos and matted them onto green cardstock. I used my new alterations die to cut  flourishes out of orange (which had been sitting on my desk for a while now; obviously waiting for this !)
I used the negative of the die to mask and add a darker grey ink to the grey base card and mounted as shown.


Now for the Studio L3 bit : the embellishments ..... These were done using the technique of colourful layer fragments on page 57 of The Compendium of Curiosities. To stay within the colors of the Cafe challenge; and because I only have 3 pens (and one had blending fluid in anyway!) I used sunset orange and meadow green inks for the colours, I used small fragments and stamped with Inkadinkadoo stamps and Laurence Llewellen Bowen stamps. (I think some of his stamps are brilliant, pity very few people seem to have discovered this in my opinion)
So here is a close up of some of the fragments

Hope you all have fun creating something today and are blessed in it

24 comments:

Fiona said...

Neil - a double LO - double yay! Great combination of elements - love how you've tied in the colours with your fragments. I tried to check out some of those stamps - very tricky to find them on google (but it is pretty late here) - I did spy a couple of sets though and they would certainly catch my eye if I saw them IRL. Thanks for sharing and playing along at the PDCC this week :)

Pauline said...

These are gorgeous Neil, a very elegant look witht he flourishes, and the masking is fab. Love the little tiles too.

MarleneMAZ said...

Love your layouts and wow! your fragments are amazing! great job with your challenges.

Julie Ranae said...

Neil...this is a truly lovely entry for the challenge over in The Play Date Cafe...I love having layouts entered, you did a double and your elements are grand! x

Netty said...

Terrific layout and loving your fragments. Brill. Annette

donna said...

Your fragments are all wonderful!

Nina Macaulay said...

Wow, great LO.
Love your photo's and fragments!

Good evening

Nina

wearestampers said...

Fabulous fragments! Great job on the layout too!
Pam

Michele Gross said...

I'm so excited that you created such fabulous embellies! They are gorgeous!...which is a good thing as they need to be to hold their own with your fabby layouts! The little pops of color against the grey with the grey scaled photos is sooooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us at The Play Date Cafe! :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

I just love coming here and seeing the little elements you create to add to your pages - this week's fragments are so neat and they fit delightfully into the PDC colors this week. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational LO with the Play Date Cafe.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Neil, great creativity on your part to cut out a flourish and then use the mask on the layout! I do think those embellishments are very neat, and I am curious how you did them (I do not own that book you mentioned). THanks for playing with us at THe Play Date Cafe!

Nigel said...

Brilliant layout - esp the fragments. I didn't know LLB had got into crafting, but those stamps are pretty good now I've looked :)

studiorose said...

Absolutely stunning. I could look at this all day! One wouldn't think those colors would work well together, but you've used them in the exact right proportions. I just got the flourish die in the mail last week and am looking at it right now with my mind whirling...

Tracey said...

ABSOLUTELY FAB Neil!!!Those fragments are so amazing in these colours! LOVE those LO's!!! Thanks for joining us at the Play date Cafe:)

Jinny Holt said...

Neil, I can only echo what everyone has already said! Beautiful piece :~)

Sarah A said...

Both layouts are so striking and I have spent ages looking at all the different tones and textures... love it!

Sarah

~Tammy~ said...

Oh wow, I have snooped around and your layouts and blog is amazing! You have a new follower! I am glad I stumbled along your eye candy! Thanks for sharing your work with the world!

Shelly Hickox said...

Laurence from Changing Rooms has stamps?! I did not know that. They are very, very cool and you've done a great job coloring them and incorporating them into your pages.

Linda Ledbetter said...

What a great color combo and a brilliant expression of the Fragments challenge, Neil! The photos are wonderful-- absolutely studio quality! And, your Fragments couldn't be more perfect. I especially love those tiny trees, and though I'm not familiar with Llewellen Bowen, I'm definitely going to look into his stamps. The one you used is fabulous! Great job-- as always!

minnie_mac said...

The fragments are wonderful and the colours go so well.

Marilyn

Barbara Mason said...

The textures and colorings work very well - I don't do scrapbooking but this page is lovely.

Ruby said...

Oh wow Neil, you're so creative! I love how you've done the negative die and those little fragments are simply gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Libby Hickson said...

Love your layout and those embellishments are gorgeous! Thanks for joining the Play Date Cafe challenge!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, these are incredible photos and have such a dramatic effect on your layouts! Fab job with the colors; those embellishments and flourishes are awesome! Thanks for joining us over at the Play Date Cafe!