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Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC36)

I am trying to participate in several Challenges each week now. These challenges motivate me to have new ideas and forces me to find even a little bit of time, to get some of my many projects done. To clarify, it’s not that I don’t want to make stuff, it’s just really hard to find the time! You all know the drill I’m sure.

Anyway, I am participating in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge for the first time. This week’s challenge is to “Think Pink” in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You are allowed to do anything pink. It didn’t have to be Breast Cancer related. Well, I have had this layout that I’ve been working on for months now. I don’t know why I never got it done.. I knew what I wanted to do. I even had it started… little bits of the future completed layout scattered here and there… but this challenge forced me to get it done!


It’s hard to tell with the photo small (so click on it to blow it up!) but I used something called “Color Accent” that is a feature in my camera. It picks up one color of your choosing and highlights wherever it is in the shot. The rest of the photo is in black and white. In this case, I had chosen pink, since Rhiannon and I were both wearing pink (a rarity for both of us!). It took me a little while to get the right shot, but when I finally got it… I loved it.


Why is it so hard to photograph glitter? I used Diamond and a bit of Cotton Candy Stickles over the swirls, but I had a tough time getting it to photograph right. Any hints on this would be great!


These flowers are from Heidi Swapp. The brad is Eyelet Outlet, and that circle is actually an “o” from KI. Plus, see that bit of shimmer where the background paper is black? That’sSilver Glimmer Mist. Oh! And the letters are from American Crafts, paper from Bo Bunny.

This is another pretty simplistic layout for me. But, as I mentioned in my “Simple and Quiet” blog post, sometimes, the picture speaks enough that you don’t need a lot of other stuff.

So it’s finally finished! I am thrilled with it. And I am thrilled that I can say that this layout is done! Ahhhhhh….


Jacqueline said…
Ali!! This is amazing!! wow, I love the color technique....too cool! How beautiful you girls are! What a beautiful mommy! The pink is perfect because you just glow here! Love all the little details! I have a really hard time photgraphing stickles too..I would recommmend a white light shining directly onto the stickles area. You rock!
Dani said…
Such a sweet picture and lovely layout! Great job! I will have to try that color technique. :)
Dani said…
P.S. - I like your new blog design!
margie c said…
Ooo, nice bloggy!

Beautiful layout! I love your techniques! That is such a sweet pic :)
Erica said…
I love the layout and the picture. The colors are wonderful. Glad you could get it done. I really love your new blog design. Very pretty!
Erin said…
This came out great! I'll have to get some pointers from you - I'd love to try it myself....
Donna said…
Ohhh Ali...Words just fail me....I LOVE this...You are just soooo amazing!! I love the pink, the layout, the photo, the flower...Absolutely gorgeous...Just like you!! Beautiful work!! Xx
stampqueen said…
Beautiful photo and layout!!!!!
Alyssa said…
So pretty and sweet! I'm excited to go home and see if my camera has this feature also ;o)
Eve said…
What type of camera do you have? I wonder if mine does that?

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