Thursday 28 February 2013

A few odd jobs...Color My Heart #32

Those are fresh, summery colours, don't ya think?

Last week, the crew at Color My Heart were wishing for spring with a trio of sun-shiny colours. This week's challenge features the colours of the new Close to My Heart paper pack "Later Sk8ter." The patterned papers feature lots of gears, distressing and paint splashes and work really well for masculine projects.
I hadn't done a lay-out yet for a Design Team assignment at Color My Heart, plus I'm trying to finish up my 2012 scrapbook album. I had completed everything EXCEPT our summer vacation (which, let's face it! tends to include as many photos as the whole rest of the year!) during my annual scrapbook retreat in January... So here is a lay-out featuring my sons and husband doing some maintenance/chores at our beloved cottage in PEI.

 I don't actually have the Later Sk8tr paper pack, so used solid-color card-stock in the challenge colours and cut up my CTMH 6x6 samples for little accents.  I used Slate as the background, another colour featured in Later Sk8ter, with White Daisy and Whisper, a lighter grey. All stamping was done in Outdoor Denim, which works well as a neutral.
The title uses the new Kraft Keyboard alphabet stickers, and the Superhero alphabet stamps (SUCH a great set, and only available through the end of the current catalogue--grab it while you can!). The paint brush is a Paper Smooches stamp, as is the drippy paint. I used Dazzle stickers from Paper Wishes for the screwdriver, wrench and little gears.

I cut Slate washi tape into little arrows to direct your attention to the photo of the finished (re-painted) deck. Journalling was done around the edge of the pages, with a white Uniball pen, a great idea I first saw on my blogging friend, Miriam Prantner's blog.

The boys were not crazy about this Tom Sawyer-ish task, partly because it took the better part of a week, although they did a thorough and excellent job. Their personalities were reflected in their different painting styles, so each was labeled with a famous painter's name...

As for the GIANT ERECTOR SET... the name says it all!

I had fun revisiting our summer vacation. Hope it brought you thoughts of warm breezes and blue skies!

How do the challenge colours inspire you?  Head over to the Color My Heart blog to link up your project.  All the details are there, as well as some AWESOME creations by the design team.

Happy crafting, 

CTMH Supplies Used:
Card-stock in Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, Pear, Slate, White Daisy and Whisper
Ink: Outdoor Denim and Versamark
White embossing powder
Kraft Keyboard alphabet stickers: Z1825
Superhero stamp set: E1022

Other Supplies:
I {heart} Art stamp set from Paper Smooches
Masculine Dazzles stickers from Paper Wishes
Picket fence die from Sizzix
Grass die from My Favorite Things
Signo Uniball white gel pen


  1. What a fun layout, Caroline! I love fences and grass!

  2. This layout is wonderful! Love the number of pictures you were able to get in and all the stamped favorite is the paintbrush with the dripping.

  3. Oh my goodness you just made me snort! Love the labels on each of their styles. Fun LO and an amusing memory to revisit in future years.

    xxx, Morag

  4. REALLY cool layout, Caroline. I love all the little elements and the way the whole thing comes together with the photo mats, little letter stickers, and the cute journaling around the edges!

  5. Love this LO!!!! It all comes together so well! Those kraft stickers are fantastic with the pics. The white gel pen is great with the white paint. :)

  6. Love the layout and how you tied everything togethervin this project. Wonderful details to help remember this criticsl milestone

  7. Great, great layout. All those extra touches are what makes this a page your family is going to come back to over and over again. I really like how you took the color dare colors and did something with just touches of them to create an entirely different look. That's the beauty of a design team.

  8. Lovely layout, Caroline--I love how you got so many photos on the page--very handsome subjects too!
    :) Marie


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