Monday, November 18, 2013

Colors! (T-Tues & CPC)


Hello, all!  It's going to be a colorful post today.  First off, since it's Tuesday (well in most of the world it is; we still have a few more hours of Monday here in Minnesota), I'm joining Elizabeth and Bleubeard's virtual tea party.  Today I'm not drinking tea; instead I have a tapioca dessert/beverage.  It's made with coconut milk, passionfruit juice, pineapple juice, tapioca pearls, mango chunks, and a maraschino cherry.


To consume this treat, first you drink the liquid at the top, then you spoon up the fruit and tapioca from the bottom.  This dessert is my own concoction, loosely based on the tricolor dessert/beverage that is sold at Twin Cities Hmong markets.  (To see an example of real Hmong tricolor, I recommend this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRhMYhZQBtA)  

Moving on to scrappy topics...

Supplies: assorted scraps & stickers--too many to list individual manufacturers :) ; flair badges from October Afternoon; upcycled netting from fruit packaging; upcycled postage stamp; faux brads from Craftwork; pink flower from Petaloo; black flower from We Call Her Happydaks; stamps from My Mind's Eye; ink from Hero Arts; pen from Zig; household paperclips.

The 8.5 x 11" layout above is my take on the "xylophone" challenge at Child's Play Challenges.  Here is the image prompt:

image source: http://childsplaychallenges.blogspot.com/2013/11/team-c-november-classic-toy-challenge.html

I was inspired by the rainbow colors of the toy.  To replicate that rainbow on my page, I collaged a background of scraps and other tidbits.  (This was a great way to use up stash!)  I also used a quote sticker ("The lovers, the dreamers, and me") from Bo Bunny with lyrics from the song "The Rainbow Connection."

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Hope that your day will be filled with color!  :)

30 comments:

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow you are making my mouth water, what a lovely drink, I must try it
Bridget Larsen

Carol L said...

Yum to that cherry on top :) And way to use up all your scraps on a page like this! Mine never seem to diminish :)

Krisha said...

Very colorful post is right! That is an adorable LO.
Happy T-day

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a SWEET T today. Seems I'm seeing a trend in sweetness this week (grin). Your concoction sounds delicious because I love all natural products, too.

As always I'm impressed by your layout. I'm big on upcycling and love it when you include things like that in your scrapbook pages. However, my question is, what is a FAUX brad?

Thanks again for joining T today. Glad your drink concoction wasn't upcycled.

Denise Price said...

Good question! So, a faux brad is a domed cardboard circle. When adhered to paper, it looks just like a brad, but it lacks metal prongs. I use "Candi" by Craftwork (a British company).

voodoo vixen said...

Now is that a drink or a dessert or both? It all sounds rather lovely except for those tapioca pearls.. are they the same as the bubble drinks you can get? Lovely LO and I love how you have managed to use lots of different bits of paper, very handy for all those bits you end up left with.

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a vibrant page Denise and certainly a great way to use up scrappy bits! Precious photo too! ;-)

Kerryn said...

This is so much fun! I love it!!!

dawn said...

WOW, that drink looks and sounds so good. Thanks for sharing it and the recipe.
What a fun and colorful layout, looks awesome! I love working with rainbow colors too.

Happy T Day to you!

~*~Patty S said...

Your post certainly IS colorful and yummy looking too!

Lovely page you created...

Happy T day to you...
oxo

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

You had me with the dessert pics, but the layout is just as fun and colorful. Love how you created the rainbow of color for the background!

Dianne said...

That dessert looks heavenly yummy! I adore your scrapbook pages...what a cute photo, and I think you must spend hours putting the page together. So much going on there and loved the way it turned out! Happy Tuesday!

Doreen Vasquez said...

That drink looks really yummy and I love your layout! It is so colorful and fun! Love the way the strips of paper mimic the xylophone pieces and that you used up so many scraps! Great job!
Thanks for playing w/ us at CPC!

Halle said...

Very interesting treat you made. I love tapioca. Fun scrapbook page...what a little cutie!!!
Happy Tuesday!

Patricia said...

so beautiful rainbow on this page...

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your scrap layout is really appealing with all the layers and colors going on! Your treat sounds yummy--I could really enjoy this when the weather is warm!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow this layout is brilliant!!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Denise! First of all, thanks so much for visiting my blog! And I absolutely love your t-for Tuesday drink! It looks delicious and you are so creative, too! And WOW! I absolutely LOVE your layout. the background is fantastic and creative. What a great way to use up you stash!

Lynette said...

That dessert looks totally delicious. I love your rainbow layout. So cheery.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh your yummy dessert looks so good, I love Mango too! what a colorful and happy layout, super fun way to used up those scraps!

Gayle Price said...

Hey Denise, just dropping by to say thank you so much for taking the time to leave your "congratulations " for me...so kind and thoughtful of you. :)) Your fun page is so cute and that desert looks delicious ! Are you having fun playing with your prize of goodies from Natalie ? xx

yyam said...

That sounds and looks yummy! :)
How fabby is your layout....great use of those little bits of scrap!

Helen Tilbury said...

Lovely looking fruity treat!! Gorgeous colourful page too!!!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Oh my, just look at that little cutie, really stealing the show here :) Lovely page you made! Hugs

Elizabeth Marjorie said...

So bright and cheerful - thanks so much for playing along with us at Child's Play.

Rita said...

Now that is a strange dessert! I watched the video and it is a long process. Yours looks better. :)
Late happy T-Day! :)

Devra said...

What a fabulous interpretation of the xylophone challenge! I love, love love all the scraps! Thank you for joining us at Child'd Play Challenges

Adele said...

Totally digging your interpretation on the xylophone! Super great work, and thanks for playing at CPC!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Sweet layout and that drink looks yummy too!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHILD'S PLAY challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Steffanie said...

So fun! Love the colors and layering! Thanks for joining us at Child's Play!