Friday, 25 November 2011
Swirly Hues Challenge : November Palette
Margaret, my mother - a happy heart makes it own song .............
Another month and another entry for the Swirly Hues Challenge. As usual I followed the given sketch (although I turned it on its side) and stuck to the colour pallette and used a number of tutorials, not just the one required.
What a great set of colours for this month's challenge. They reminded me so much of my mother. I have wanted to scrap this photograph for a long time, but I knew it had to be something special. The photograph was taken in 1939 when she was eight years old and is the only photograph I have of her as a child. The original photograph is beautifully faded but sadly I couldn't get the same colours when I scanned it. Mum always loved soft pink and soft greens and of course pearls - so I think she would have liked this layout.
I used a number of tutorials from the Swirlydoos site:
: clustering and layering - I have five layers of sticky pads!
: stamping with gesso - my flourishes were covered in gesso (they are just cut from cardboard on the Cricut) and then I stamped into them.
: Hibiscus flowers - all the flowers are made from cream cardstock
The Swirlydoos site is fantastic for tutorials and the most wonderful ideas for layering. I have used a number of new features noted whilst I was travelling around the galleries: the ribbon and eyelets, the lace poking out from under a tear, little butterflies appearing to hover. Do have a look at the site as it is amazing! I find something jaw dropping every time I visit!