Sunday, November 7, 2010

BRUCE! and yet another challenge!

WOW - I think this is my third TRIFECTA  submission to the Design Dollies Blog in the last 3 weeks!
I LOVE playing with the Dollies! They post a  COLOR CHALLENGE on Mondays, an ELEMENT CHALLENGE on Tuesdays and a SKETCH CHALLENGE on Thursday ~ and when you combine ALL 3 in one layout - you "hit the Trifecta!"

I LOVE the challenge of incorporating all elements in to a project - and usually try to only use "stuff" from my "stash" - BUT - I was fortunate to spend this entire weekend, scrapping with my "Doo Crew!" at our FAVORITE local Scrapbook Store  SCRAP-A-DOODLE DOO in Ramsey, NJ! ( Hi Stephanie, Mama Doodle, Karrie, Pattie, Donna, Janice & Marianne! I had a BLAST with all of you this weekend! *If you read this post - then please leave a comment and I know you were here!)

Sooo, while I was there - I snagged this great background paper that I've been eyeing for a while ( Bo Bunny's Mama-Razzi )- and a little can of the cool Tim Holtz film strip embellishment, as I think they worked perfectly for this layout! Pattie had a piece of Black and White patterned scrap paper, so I colored in the white spots with RED, AQUA and Yellow.( Thanks again Pattie!)

So - the challenge was -

COLOR: Red, Yellow, Aqua & Black  - CRAZY COMBO huh!

ELEMENT: Wee Little Ones -- The blog stated: "This is OPEN TO INTERPRETATION! This could mean little tiny people, very small embellies, something wee in your photos/images, mini ornaments or mini cards, or whatever. just stick to the theme and you'll be all set."

SKETCH: - kind of simple - and SO NOT "My Style" ~ BUT - I am always trying to "push" other people to create "outside their comfortable box" So - I gave it a try! ( that is why I LOVE playing with  the DOLLIES! ~ it's all about challenging MYSELF too I think!

SOOO..... Here is my submission:

These photos are from the Bruce Springsteen concert that Phil and I went to last October,
with his brothers and our sister-in-laws.
We tailgated in the shadow of both the "old" Giant's Stadium, and the NEW Meadowlands Stadium. 
It was one of the last concerts held in the old stadium, and BRUCE was great and we had FUN! 

Here is the black and white paper that I "retro-fitted" to meet the color challenge!
I used "wee" letters, sprayed with Dragonfly Glimmer Mist, added some "wee" red rhinestones too! I cut out the white swirl that was printed on the paper, and slipped the photo underneath to add some layers!
( OK - I'll let you in on a little secret -- shhh.... please don't tell, but the yellow strip that begins the journaling not only plays on the color challenge, and accents the yellow square with the Title, it also "hides" an opps! as my first attempt while writing the journaling was missing the "e" in "one" ~ REMEMBER one of my Mantras - There are NO mistakes in scrapbooking - only opportunities to embellish! - and THAT is what I did!! )

I adhered the Tim Holtz Film Strip (cool huh!) with itty bitty black brads, and the black Prima swirl and yellow glitter dots really go great together I think!

So - I hope you like my submission and one day hope to see you "playing" along with me over at the
DESIGN DOLLIES BLOG  as you can see - it's lots of FUN!