Friday, October 5, 2012

Variation on a Theme

Hello again!  I've got another Color Room layout to share with you today.  Like I wrote about in my last post, I again used the Graphic 45 "Domestic Goddess" alphabet sheet to add a pattern of circles to this layout, called "Rings."

Supplies: cardstock by American Crafts; tulle ribbon by Wyla; thread by Singer; starry paper & thimble label by Echo Park; distressed white paper by Authentique; button card by October Afternoon; die cuts & alphabet stickers by Lily Bee Design; chipboard butterfly by DCWV; doily by Royal Consumer Products; lace by Jeanette Crews Designs; distress stain by Tim Holtz for Ranger; die cut circle paper (used as mask) by Graphic 45); pen by Zig.

I made this layout for Palette #130, which is a "whitewashed" palette.  This means that the palette is comprised of white plus three hues of the same color--berry pink, in this case.  An additional requirement for this palette was to incorporate polka dots into the design.

I incorporated polka dots in a few different ways, and I even found in my stash some Lily Bee alpha stickers that were raspberry pink with lighter pink dots!

I also used some circular elements (including die cuts and a doily), to play up the dots.  The circles, plus the romantic color palette, made me think of engagement/wedding rings.  The journaling on my layout reads: "Our engagement rings were local Black Hills gold.  We loved their colors so much!  They're "so us!"" 

I read on Wikipedia that in times past thimbles were sometimes used as engagement rings.  Intrigued by that bit of information, I decided to incorporate a raspberry pink thimble image into my design.  Continuing in the sewing vein, I also incorporated a button card and a scrap of lace, and I sewed lengths of tulle to my layout in the form of a frame.

Do you remember this cluster of foam flower stickers, from a previous Color Room layout?

I saved the backing pieces from those flowers, because I liked their translucence.  I tucked a few of these backing pieces behind the tulle on my "Rings" layout, creating a white-on-white look that has a "wedding" feel to it.

I had a lot of fun creating this page for my wedding album.  Thanks for stopping by my blog to check it out today.


Lean de Ruiter said...

So sweet your page lovely work!

Dani Cristina said...

I loved all details.


Love the story behind the thimble, Denise. The tulle frame looks fabulous.

Kelly Foster said...

This is really pretty!! That tulle frame is so gorgeous!,

Patricia said...

very very beautiful...

Helen Tilbury said...

Fantastic layout! Love all your special details & tricks to achieve them - great job!!