Thursday, August 15, 2013

Scrap Africa Chalenge No. 20 is here!

Hi everyone!  Well, after all the good intentions I had last week, I have failed miserably! :(  After getting upset at first I had a bit of a think and came up with the following conclusion... Life is too short to worry about the small things, so I'm just going to go with flow.  LOL!  Very unlike me, but necessary if I don't want my stress levels to go up!  So, without further ado, I introduce to you the new challenge at Scrap Africa.  Tadaaa!
It's a lovely challenge set by fellow DT member, Kerryn Lawson and I think you're going to like it.
The challenge is to use the colour scheme of BLUE, GREEN and WHITE, with more than 1 photo.
 
Here is my take on it.  I took these photos of my DD a few years ago, after she had one of those colourful (totally unhealthy sugary) drinks. Her tongue was bright green. I thought it would be perfect for the challenge.  I've started with a white cardstock background and used the Crafters Workshop 'Cosmic Bubbles' template and some Glimmer Mists to transform it.  The 'solid' blue/aqua and green pieces behind the photos were also white cardstock that were completely soaked in water and then I sprayed it using the same Glimmer Mist colours before drying it with my heat gun.  I like the watercolour effect this gives.
My title were done with some old American Crafts Thickers and Doodlebug alpha stickers from my stash.
My flower cluster using Prima flowers, Manor House flowers, Green Tara mini roses and Kaisercraft mini paper blooms.  The crocheted flowers are old ones from Petaloo.  I've used a flair badge from The Greatest View as the centre of the bigger crocheted flower.
 Another little close up.  The paper doily is from Bo Bunny.
I hope you get a chance to play along.  To check out the other DT members' beautiful examples and to see what you can win, check it out HERE.  You have until the 31st of August to get your entries in.
That's all for today.  Thank you for visiting my little blog.  Have a wonderful weekend!
Until next time.
M xox
 

17 comments:

Tracey said...

What a fun layout...love the gorgeous crochet flower and leaves! Beautiful work:)

Sandie Edwards said...

Gorgeous Marelize, love your background with the circles, really highlights the whole page. Love the photos too.

Chloe :-) said...

WOW!!! Love all the fun effects here! I love blue and green together :)

Judith said...

I love this colour combination. Your background looks great and I love all the flowers.

Lizzyc said...

HI.. This layout looks great! I love the title and photos and that back ground is very impressive!! wonderful flowers and the colors are pretty much perfect for the challenge.. have a good weekend!!

Adriana B said...

love your take on the challenge , the background is just awesome :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Teehee...life is INDEED too short...& you never know what's around the corner...I merely did a wee leap sorta run across the lounge this morning & somehow my calf muscle 'popped' [LOUDLY] & now walking is slightly difficult....anyways...this is FABULOUS...just LOOOOOVE the misting & masking...those circles! Drool....as for the tongue. Hmmmnnnn. Perfect for the challenge, LOL!!!!!!!!!!

Chantalle said...

Had to come and check this one out - love it!

Lynette said...

Such yummy colours...and your misting is so very good. Gorgeous layout.

Kerryn said...

oh gosh, you do have to let the little things go sometimes. I have definitely realised that!

I just ADORE what you did with this colour combo. So much fun!!

Leanne McDonald said...

I just love the watercolour effect on the card stock and fabulous masking! Gorgeous, fun page!!

Helen Tilbury said...

This is such a sweet, fresh layout that makes me smile! Oh don't stress about the blogging, as long as you don't forget us for weeks on end we'll let you off LOL!

Kim said...

OH this is just STUNNING!

Denise van Deventer said...

Super page Marelize! I love this background and I love the fun-ness about it too! Cool theme and fun deluxe! ;-)

Heather McMahon said...

Those photos are hilarious! They were perfect for this challenge! I love how you created that background too.

dstandard said...

Love the cool background and the cute photos!

Melinda said...

LOVE it Marelize! What gorgeous colours and love the masking/misting! hope you are well :)x