Saturday, July 13, 2013

Summer of Color Week 5

It's the penultimate week of the Summer of Color, and boy do we have a great combo this week: yellow and candy apple red!  I used these colors to create a scrapbook page called "So Playful."

Supplies: all patterned paper from Crate; all alphabet stickers from Basic Grey; heart tag & red twine from Canvas Corp.; enamel heart charm from C-Koop Beads; thread from DMC; milk cap from Jenni Bowlin True Vintage; eyelet trim & slide mount from my stash; vintage game card from Olla Podrida; buttons from Blumenthal Lansing; stamp from My Mind's Eye; ink from Clearsnap; yellow pencil from Faber-Castell; watercolor paints from Angora; pens from Zig.

The technique I tried this week was using a slide mount as an embellishment.  I love the faux vintage slide mounts that Crate Paper released as part of their "The Pier" collection.  They inspired me to dig out some slide mounts that I've had since the 1990's.  I used one of them as a frame for a "Pretty Kitty" vintage playing card.


I enhanced the slide mount, the heart tag, and the background paper on this layout with colored pencil, watercolor paint, and stamping.  I also made a custom flower accent with a milk cap and eyelet trim.


The journaling reads: "Sweet Tina never really grew up.  She stayed playful, loving to run, jump, and pounce."


Tina's real name is Valentina, hence all the "valentine-y" embellishments.  We called her Tina for short.


Thanks, as always, for visiting my blog and checking out my latest project.

24 comments:

sugar Creek said...

Oh I love your layout and that kitty is soooo cute!!

Salla said...

What a sweet layout! The colours work really well with the photo of the black and white cat.

I also enjoy seeing how you worked the slide mount. I, too, recently grabbed a baggie of them at a flea market to try in scrapbooking, but did not do so yet. Interesting to see you could colour them - I wouldn't have thought of that!

Denise said...

So darling!I do love the kitty :)

Sharon Fritchman said...

Such a fun and creative layout! I love how you used this week's colors!!! and your cat is absolutely adorable!!!!

Kristin said...

xo

Carol L said...

Super cute Valentina! I love this page, and especially that little heart embellishment!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Cool Kitty page you have made stunning details.
byebye,Lean

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! I love love love the colors and the vintage kitty tag!!!

Marília Lopes said...

Gorgeous layout Denise!!!
So corlorful...I loved!!!

Shahrul Niza said...

So adorable!!. I have a four year old cat named Arthur who thinks he's still a kitten too!!. Takes over my pillow when I sleep at night :). Layout sooo cute!

Natasha said...

Lovely layout and capturing of your cat. Gorgeous use of the colours for the week. :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Such a sweet kitty, Denise! The colors work so well together. I love the embellishment cluster you made for the bottom corner. Great pairing of product!

Dani Cristina said...

Love the combo of colors, perfect red and yellow Denise, loving her ornaments, a beautiful composition and a photo so cute!!
Result beautiful.
hugs

Patricia Roebuck said...

How adorable and loving the colors! Beautiful!

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a cute and vibrant page Denise! Your kitty is adorable...
Love the elements here...great page!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Hi Denise, what a beautiful happy page is this! And kitty is so cute! Both of them, for I also love the drawing. So retro, like those birthday cards I got when I was a little girl.
Hugs, Wendy

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous!

Lynette said...

This is gorgeous...love the colors and that little red heart is beautiful.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wow...I love the layout! The summer colors are AMAZING!!

Paper rainbow said...

Your little tina is so cute! :)

Chantalle said...

Love your gorgeous brights and sweet pic x

Helen Tilbury said...

Oh what an adorable kitty layout!!!

Svetlana Austin said...

love this cool LO! the colors are so bright and pretty, and all the details are making the perfect theme with the photo!

Sandy Ang said...

how adorable ! and that kitty cartoon in the slide frame is just perfect