Friday, 10 February 2012

White with 1 Feb Challenge

Thank god it's Friday! It surely has been a busy week in my household. I finally completed the wedding invitations I've been working on for a couple of weeks. I had a bit of a meltdown during the week because things weren't going as planned, but I got stuck into them today & now they are ready to be packaged & posted off to the bride & groom-to-be. phew!  I also held my first monthly technique class for 2012, which was a huge success & a good time was had by all. So with that & going to work, the usual running of the household, keeping food up to the troops & helping one of the troops study for any important exam, oh & an early morning staff meeting thrown in for good wonder I'm feeling a tad low at the mo. So to help me wind-down I completed my entry for the February White with 1 challenge & here 'tis plus some closies.

The criteria is white + lemon + 3 photos. Now lemon/yellow is definitely not a colour I use a lot of, in fact I can't remember the last time I used it as a main colour, so to say I was out of my comfort zone is an understatement. I've used some pics I took in Wollongong last year because I like the way the blue contrasts with the yellow. I had this page sitting on my desk all week, just simmering, & every now & then when I entered my creation station, I would stir it around a little until I was happy with the mix. I made my own bunting from some left over calico & I stamped & inked it. I picked up the buttons at a local discount store & they've been sitting in my stash for a while now & I'm sure they're happy to see the light of day. The background paper is "Presto Patterns", an embossed speciality paper from Stampin' Up! (no longer available). So thanks for calling in & have a great weekend :)


  1. What an absolutely gorgeous layout!The small touches throughout are amazing! So well done!

  2. Hi Jo, I found this challenge hard too but I guess that's why they call it a challenge. I hardly ever use yellow. Your page looks fantastic. The beautiful pics pop, love the banner and the gorgeous little lighthouse, birds and anchor... well done. :) xx

  3. Lovely layout! Brilliant bunting & love your inked edges! :)