Monday, 14 April 2008

Pink or Blue Challenge

This is my second LO using the same photo. I love this picture because Bens skin looks flawless especially for a new born and now he's covered in milk spots!!

I printed this onto my new canvass paper and it has given it a softer look than the glossy photo, I probably should have reduced the ink levels to make it more dreamy but I'm scared of wasting paper!!

This Lo was created for the Colour Challenge on SB.Com using the colours Pink and Blue (obviously!!). The metal number plate letters were given to me from my MIL and my SIL, one of the blue letters was originally green but I painted it with acyrlic's and you'd never know, actually I ended up painting all the blue ones again just to ensure they were all the same shade! I love the way the colour of the letters is the opposite from what they spell. The Pink is Blue and the word Blue is Pink!

This is my longest Title ever as I normally use only one word, but I think it goes well and it rhymes which is kinda cool!

Hidden underneath the main photo is Tracey Jackson's postage stamp technique which you can find on her blog
This took blood, sweat and tears to achieve but it compliments the edging of the Making Memories paper so again I think it was worth it. The little feet are stamped into air drying clay (you need a deep wooden mounted stamp to achieve this effect).

TFL xxxxx


Helena said...

As they say, nothing good is ever easy!!! Glad the letters came in useful for you!!!

It is such a fantastic photo, though!!!!

Fantastic page!!!


Tracey said...

LOl glad you got there in the end - it was worth the blood sweat and tears, this page is supercute, I love the title letters and the little stamped feet are adorable (as is Ben!) TFS and thanks for the mention too X

Terri H said...

I am so loving that page. I will have to give these techniques a try.

Thanks so much for your thoughtful & heartfelt comments in regards to our Nanna Tuck. I have started putting together the Memory Box for her to take to her new home in a couple of weeks.


LazyKay said...

Superb! This is perfect.

Strange how we perceive things - until you pointed out that the blue was pink and vice versa, I'd not noticed!

This is a really special page and well worth the work you did to produce it.


micayla said...

What a gorgeous layout Ruth. It has made me all teary. I totally adore the little stamp.
Well the scan went well, all is as it should be and the other good news is on my blog!