Monday, July 5, 2010

FHF: Kaleidoscope Krew's Color Challenge #4 ~

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend and get the luxury of having today off as well.  We had a nice relaxing and cool day, barbecued and even set off a few fireworks.  It's the first Monday of the month - which means that it's time for another Friends Having Fun Kaleidoscope Krew color challenge!  The colors are Vintage Red, Patriotic Blue and Tattered White - all American and vintage/distressed.  What a perfect challenge for this week!  I chose to work with PaperTrey Rustic White and Stampin' Up! in Night of Navy and Bravo Burgundy.  Now, you have to be nice to me...this is one of my first scrapbook pages.  I posted a card with this stamp in the middle of June.  A comment was made that I just had to make a scrap layout with it, so here I go!  {biting nails}...
I used the current challenge on The Pink Elephant for the layout.  I wanted to get a picture of my little guy at a parade or wearing his daddy's Army coat, but then I remembered this picture taken with my Grandfather's WWII veteran hat.  The picture is actually pieced because I couldn't figure out how to isolate the hat and keep it in color and yet keep the Zaniac in sepia tones.  I really need to learn how to use my Photoshop to it's full potential! LOL
The Burgundy background is stamped with a large wood block script stamp - man, I haven't used one of those in ages!!  I then sponged around the edges in the same Scarlet Jewel ink.  I cut out a bunch of stars in the cream and navy and distressed up the edges of those too.  The title area of the sketch showed it in a long line - I'm a very literal person, so I was going to do just that...stamp it out in a long line on cream cardstock. 

Then a light bulb went off!  The For the Brave stamp is red rubber on cling foam with the image printed on the back.  I was able to ink up just the area of the sentiment that I wanted, stamp it, clean it and ink up the next area - perfect for placing on one of the stars!  I used just the two boys on this layout and colored them with Copics.  As I said before, I'm a literal person, so I had to use a multiliner to draw in one more stripe on the bottom of the flag so it could begin and end in red.  While I was at it, I drew in a shirt on the little bear.  Zane's favorite stuffed animal is his little Pooh bear.  Hope you like it! This was fun...even though it took me about 4 hours to get this one page done!  Hopefully, if I keep this up, I'll get a little quicker on making a page.  Please bop around to the other Krew's blogs to gain some more fabulous inspiration! 
Alex  ~  Alison  ~  Danielle  ~  Laura
Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great beginning to your week! :o) lyss
This layout also qualifies for the following challenges:
Crazy for Challenges C4C44: Use 2 or more ribbons
Oh Alice! Chapter 20: Color Challenge Red, White & Blue
The Pink Elephant Scrapbook Challenge #14: sketch and color challenge Red, White & Blue
STAMPS: Eat Cake Graphics For the Brave; Stampabilities Le London Script 
INK: Ranger Distress Antique Linen; Memento Tuxedo Black; PTI Scarlet Jewel
PAPER: PTI Rustic Cream; SU Bravo Burgundy & Night of Navy
OTHER: Copics {B39, B95, B97, C1, C3, E00, E02, E43, E44, R20, R39, R59, R89, W7, Y26, Y38, 110 Spcl Black}; Spellbinders Petite Oval (large & small), Star, & Classic Square (small & large) nestabilities; PTI Vintage buttons Enchanted Evening & Scarlet Jewel; PTI Scarlet Jewel twill; PTI Rustic Cream twine; Bobbin Ribbon cream twill; SU dimensionals


Alison said...

Lyss, this is just fantastic!!! I love that you altered the image to better suit your really came out amazing! And that picture of Zaner is adorable!!!

Daniella said...

Awww!! This is awesome!! I love it!

Jenn K said...

What a sweet layout! Thanks for joining us on the Pink Elephant.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

You are obviously a natural scrapbooker! You should see one of my first pages...eek! I love that you pieced the picture, it looks really great that way. Overall, this is a fantastic layout!

Kerri said...

I can't believe this is one of your first scrapbook pages! It looks awesome!!! I love that adorable pic, and your piecing looks perfect! Such a darling stamped image too:) Great job! said...

FAB! What a sweet photo and that hat just pops off the page. You are soooo creative. Love it all - great inspiration! :>)
I am really trying to convince myself that I can scrapbook and do it a little faster! I have not found much crafting time lately, but seeing your great LO just reminds me that scrapbooking is so important and I need to prioritize this summer! I want to do it all!

Tasha said...

My gosh this is so cute! Wha a wonderful page! I love how you cute the photo - so cool and the image is adorable!
Thank you for joining us at Oh Alice!
love tasha xx

Chris said...

what an adorable lo, love the color combo!!

Fern said...

This is sooo cute!! The photo is just adorable and I love the cap!!! Fantastic job!! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Pink Elephant and be sure and check back tomorrow for the new challenge!!! Have a wonderful evening!!!