CCG #186 and Sketchy Thursdays

{ Color Combos Galore #186 }
{ Sketchy Thursdays Challenge: 3/31 }
{ Midnight Rooster: March Kit }

It was a Scrappin' Day!!

First off, I want to thank you for all your lovely comments last week! I truly soooo appreciate you coming here and taking the time to write me a note, it was fun reading them! Glad you liked those sneaks, I just posted all my projects. They are in the previous post, so keep reading! I would love for you to look at them too! :D

Well, YAY!
I am so happy to be scrappin' and posting again! I think I have posted more in the past month than I did in 2010. Though I have made 3 other layouts for CCG, I haven't posted those yet.
Will do.
I had mind to create for this week's color challenge, because I just love teals and yellows and grays. So when my Midnight Rooster came in the mail the other day, I was thrilled that it had a lot of the teal and yellows. I used the sketch from this week's Sketchy Thursdays.
This one was due tonight.
I am saving Nadia's Once Upon a Sketch with Kraft it Up!. Going to play that this weekend. They have a longer grace period, which is nice!

The Inspiration Board for this week:


{ The Design }
Once again bad lighting, I was a bit frustrated so Debbi helped me with the photo enhancement. Thanks girl! I have had this photo of Jabran hanging on my fridge for over 5 years. This was taken at my parent's house when the kids had a sleepover. I just love the folded jeans, white t-shirt and Gap cap. He looked so freakin' cute! I am so glad I finally put it on a page! Thinking of a title, the first thing that came to mind was the song from Neil Diamond, which I thought was Rebel in Blue Jeans. Because it was so fitting. When I Googled the title so I can hear the tune, turns out it the song title is Forever in Blue Jeans. Uh-oh, that is not what I have been singing all these years! LOL!

{ My Inspiration }

The Color Combo: For this particular combo, I wanted to concentrate on the grayish taupe and off-white, have a lesser dose of the teal and then some yellow. My yellow is a bit off, but I wanted to stick to the kit. It would make more sense to go through my stash, then I would get the colors spot on. But I need to finish start on using up my kits!

The Sketch: The Designer's Challenge was to create a project with a lot of layering, or staggered elements. This week's sketch called for some layering, so that fit in perfectly with the color challenge! Though the sketch called for a horizontal design on the left side of the page, I went with a vertical. A little interesting! Everything else about the sketch stayed the same. See where it shows a spot for pattern paper behind the layers? For that I almost added a grunge dotted stamp, not behind the layers, but next to, right behind the photo, but decided against it. It probably would of looked okay, but I couldn't envision it, so I left it clean.

I have closeups, but they are not ready. I am tired tonight. Need sleep.

I published two posts today. So please keep reading?
They are my projects for those sneak peeks I had up last week.
I am looking forward to you seeing them!


Project Supplies:
{ Forever in Blue Jeans } layout:

From: Midnight Rooster - Floating on a Song, March 2011 kit
  • School Spirit paper - Ruler (Crate Paper)
  • Documentary paper - Souvenir, Window Seat (Studio Calico)
  • Modern Homemaker paper - Flour Sack (October Afternoon)
  • Seaside paper - Seashells (October Afternoon)
  • Togetherness Ready Set Chip (Cosmo Cricket)
  • Garden Variety Buttons (Cosmo Cricket)
  • Annual Classics Paper Whimsies (Sassafras Lass)
  • Baby Blue Cottage Blossoms (Prima)
  • Paper layered butterflies (Sizzix)
From my stash:
Cardstock: Dock (Bazzill)
Letters: chipboard (Heidi Swapp)
Border punches: (Martha Stewart; Fiskars)
Inks&Paints: white, gray ink (Studio G); white dimensional paint

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Midnight Rooster Kits
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Julie Tucker-Wolek said... [Reply]

This is BEAUTIFUL! I love love love that photo, the colors and the title is perfect! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Heather said... [Reply]

What a fantastic title! I love your take on the sketch and those gorgeous MME papers! Thanks so much for playing along at Sketchy Thursdays! xoxo

Bellaidea said... [Reply]

wow, I like it! nice photo and great design!

Nadia Cannizzo said... [Reply]

YAY! So happy to hear you are scrapping again! And this is such a cool layout..! That photo of him is so sweet..Loving your title too!
YAY also that you are thinking of Once Upon A ...Sketch! I sure hope to see you managed to scrap my sketch this weekend, because sometimes the best laid out know how the saying goes! Oh and thanks for the feedback about having a longer period to complete the challenge. That was my thinking too because I always want to join so many challenged my self but I never get 2 weeks I think is ok! Take care and cant wait for tomorrow's reveal :o)

Helen Tilbury said... [Reply]

Oh I hear you on the tired thing...YAWN...but this scrapping life is too much fun to sleep, no?! Can't wait for the reveal tomorrow...your site really has me hooked! So glad that you are back into blogging, and scrapping, and scrapping then blogging is quite a commitment actually & there are just times the wheels fall off & we just have to "do life" instead! Love your layout - the colours are spot-on & great interpretation of the sketch too!

Cynthia Lloréns said... [Reply]

I just love evrything in here!!!!!
This page are so gorgeus and what a fantastic title!
I love all the details in this LO are gorgeous . I love that photo, the colors and the title is perfect!
I wish for you and your family a happy Easter!!Hugs from Brazil