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17 June 2011

Don't fear the fuchsia!

...or the lime green, for that matter. I must admit, when I first saw Basic Grey's Lauderdale collection, my first thought was, "Whoa, that's BRIGHT!" And it is. Very. My first instinct was to use black and white photos to tone it down a bit, but then I realized that these photos of our crabapple tree in flower were exactly the right shade of fuchsia -- perfect!

I love this tree. Anyway, I used mostly Lauderdale here -- the flowers and most of the papers (lookie! I used flowers! That doesn't happen too often). 

The Thickers and October Afternoon alphas paired up pretty well for the title. In the detail shot, you can see that the Thickers actually have a bit of dotty texture to them, which I picked up with a line of Kaiser pearls from the ol' stash, along with the dotty canvas flower (BG) and the bubble-wrap stamp in the corners (also Kaiser).

I added some dimension to the big flower with a spiral of tulle. The striped paper and glazed brads are from My Mind's Eye.

I made this page with my Scrappy Chic kit from May -- I admit, I gave myself this line because I thought it was a bit challenging, but you know what? I had a lot of fun with all that color! Not a challenge at all. You can catch this layout in the store if you'd like -- be sure to wear your shades!


mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Angela, Great LO and your photos are wonderful. I have that pad it's gorgeous, love the bright colours, Hope you have a lovely weekend, hugs Gay xxx

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I agree, that Lauderdale is bright and crazy and I didn't know what to do with it. Kudos to you for challenging yourself and conquering it beautifully!

Emily Leiphart said...

I'm loving this bright layout, Ang! It's soooo pretty!! The plaid paper darkens everything just the right amount. Love, love.

Lindsey said...

I can see why you love that tree! It's beautiful... and the layout does perfect justice to it.

kasia c. said...

Your layout is fabulous! And so are those crabapple tree pics! WOW! Those flowers are absolutely amazing.

Liz Michaud said...

I was going to say this must have been your 'challenge' line... but your rocked it! I think you picked the perfect pictures for it too.