Thursday, 8 March 2012

Color Combos # 221 "Longing for Spring"

Hi all!
I am having a hard time catching up here. 

Yesterday Janet posted the new colours on the CCG blog, (now on Blogger btw).
You may wonder; 'already..?',  but we have some catching up to do and I  hope you'll have a chance to do one or two of the recent challenges.
 There is still time. You can find them HERE

This is the beautiful inspiration board that Janet designed for us:

And this is the page I made about us looking forward to Spring after this long grey Winter.

Because we had some catching up to do I did not have much time for my page and made a few 'bloopers'.I wanted to paint my wooden letters from Pink Paislee in green. I found a pot of beautiful perfect green colour and did the job. As I was in a hurry I glued down my letters before they were dry.
I shouldn't have...!
I looked at my page a couple of minutes later and the letters were screaming at me,:
"we are the wrong colour!!!"

Lesson learnt: Paint will change it's colour after it is dry. I knew that!!

Ok, so what to do...?
I grabbed my white ink pad and used it all over the letters. It took down the very green colour but it still isn't the green I needed. Oh well, it will have to do.
 I learned to wait for the paint to dry, but really,
 Who likes to stand around watching paint dry,...LOL?

 For wooden elements I used the wooden sticks that are really for stirring your coffe, and the cat shape I bought from a Polish online store. And of course the 'Woodshop' wooden letters from Pink Paislee.

We are all looking forward to Spring. Our little kitty has refused to go outside all Winter even though she was outdoors all Summer and Autumn. She thinks it's too cold and grey.

 I love the latest dies I bought from Spellbinders.They are so so pretty!

 And the doily ones are my trusted friends from Cheery Lynn.

Most of the papers I used here are from Les Papiers de Pandore. And I have used a mix of three different  collections.
I am off to work now and I wish you all a wonderful day!


  1. ohhhhhhhh this is SO lovely!!! gorgeus! that kitten embellishment is fantastic

  2. So very beautiful. I love the doilies...and I don't think you should stress too much about the green letters. It looks very good to me.

  3. so sweet this page great color combo and love your layers.

  4. I think this is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeee that photo and the little cat embellie...and loveeeeeeeeee the colors and the stitching!!! You are so talented!

  5. Just BEAURIFUL all-around!! Lovely colors and layers...fabulous.

  6. *beautiful!!- holding YDS in one arm- typing w/one hand, lol...

  7. I never would have noticed, had you not said anything :) In fact, even though you said it, I still think it matches fine! Your page is so beautiful, as always!

  8. I had to have a giggle Bente..cause I thought I only ever did things like that! Well I think it still looks amazing! You have such a way of putting colour combos together! Left you something on my blog too! Take care :))xx

  9. This is so beautiful Bente and I am loving the color combo here.

  10. Such a lovely page. I love how you have used the brick wall paper. And the doilies look beautiful. Great use of the colors.

  11. what a sweet page you have created out of the inspiration board. I loved your use of the coffee stirrers they look absolutely great and your little one is such a doll!

  12. This is just so cute! What a precious picture!

  13. Beautiful page, Bente!!! lovely pic and pretty details!!

  14. How clever to use swirl sticks, looks really great! and hey, I wouldn't have thought a second of the alphas hadn't you mentioned it. Lovely lovely page and boy DO we long for spring to come! vi hade +16C i huvudstaden idag, trodde jag skulle smälta bort i min vinterkappa och stövlar. Firade med årets första pinnglass! Kramkram


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