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Monday, 16 April 2012

Scraplifting at the Flying Unicorn

I know I've said it before, but it's worth saying again. I'm so pleased to have discovered and joined the Flying Unicorns community. They are such a feisty and fun group with a brilliant sense of humour and high output of creative talent.

This month, I've enrolled in an April Scraplift Challenge. We are in teams of four, each taking a week in turn. I'm in "Team Trouble" (no looks of surprise out there) and I'm down as week three. The two layouts preceding mine are both delightfully creative and individual. An intimidating act to follow!!!

This is the amazing page I had to scraplift...



and here's the layout I was inspired to produce from it...




I lifted the idea of stenciling in the top right hand corner, though changed the design from honeycombs to blooms on a branch. I also took the title and dimensional letters and gave it my own twist.  Neither of my teamies have used photographs in their layouts and I carried on with the idea and found an illustration on the web, of an album design cover for Singin' in the Rain. I noted the flourish on the right, so added a grungeboard version, found lurking in my stash. Finally, I lifted the garland of flowers from along the bottom. I used a spray of Prima blooms which I'd coated with a watery glaze of white paint to mute down their originally bright colours. The rest of the design was my take on how to balance all these elements together.

I trust this will meet with "Team Trouble"'s approval. Can't wait to see how my page will be lifted next week.

Have a wonderful, creative week my friends!

Px

12 comments:

Frank Garcia said...

Oh Paul this layout was simply fantastic, I am super love with it!!! The picture is awesomeness, the flowers wow, the stenciling amazing, everything is so beautiful! Thanks for playing along buddy!!

Hugs! Frank

The Gentleman Crafter said...

Paul You Done Good! I love it! I love that picture too so cool! On the edges do you use a knife or a distress tool? Love the way everything pops! Good Job Man!

J.

The Gentleman Crafter said...

I have no idea if my comment went through the first time so here we go again... Go figure! Me and computers! Arrrgg! Well done man! Love it!


J.

The Gentleman Crafter said...

Paul You Done Good! I love it! I love that picture too so cool! On the edges do you use a knife or a distress tool? Love the way everything pops! Good Job Man!

J.

Kory K said...

Ohhh my gosh, Paul- this is so great! So good lookin!!!

I've signed up at F.U. (oh that sounds bad) but I haven't done much over there beyond my initial signing in- I'm meaning to take some time to do more stuff there!! What fun! And I've gotta try to keep up with the cool guys (you 'n Frank!)!!!

It's only 7pm. I'm trying to talk myself into making a card with my newest stamp- but I'm feelin so so lazy after a long day at work!

-kory

HeatherLynn said...

Paul,
I love your take on that layout! What an awesome picture you used..love the colors and flowers, too. A W E S O M E !! Have a good week, hun!
Hugs,
HL

alexa said...

Gorgeous! I just love that image you have used ... and the branch of flowers just helps to direct the gaze. Nice to see you scrapbooking again! :)

Five Star Dime said...

I just love the picture you have used in this one. Lovely colorscheme too!

Great job.

x

Diana Joy said...

Wonderful layout and I love the stenciling...something that frightens me: don't know why. The 'Gene Kelly' type image is cool.

Neet said...

Fabulous Paul, just fabulous!
Hugs, neet xx

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderful layout Paul...they tend to scare me off a bit, with their wide area and all.... :)
You've done a splendid job...what a marvelous mix of flourishes, flowers and elements...in such a, eye-pleasing, cohesive design. Well done!

Michele said...

Fab LO - love the stencilling! x