Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Scrapbook Remix Prompt One - Banquet

I am in no way keeping up with the prompts in Shimelle's ongoing class, Scrapbook Remix, however I do have a second layout to share based on prompt one. The first challenge was to use one color of paper in multiple tones to create a monochromatic layout, which I did with my Laundry Room Remodel layout. The second challenge was to use two colors, and I once again scraplifted the design of Shimelle's sample layout.

I choose my two colors (maroon & blue) based on colors in my photos and a logo I had cut from a shirt. I'm very pleased with the way this turned out, particularly since I probably would not have chosen these two colors without this fun challenge.

This layout is a classic example of using poorer quality photos - one is a little washed out while the other is too dark, but I was determined to use them both since they are the only two I have of me wearing a sari for the first (and only!) time.

I must admit that there were quite a few safety pins holding that sari in place and I did trip over it a couple of times during the banquet, but I certainly felt elegant in that beautiful material that was brought from India especially for me! I also have a new respect for anyone who can gracefully wear five yards of material all day long without one single safety pin!

9 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

The colours work really well together.

Missus Wookie said...

Pretty - like the sparkly letters and the strong colours compliment the theme. Some of the colour combinations in Saris are amazing. I smile to see them worn here with winter coats, trousers underneath etc. too.

Jane said...

a great story to tell, the colours go well too.

Sian said...

You look fabulous! That blue border round the page really draws attention to the blue in the layout - I just love that, very effective

Elizabeth said...

I love your layout and the story behind it. Hope none of those safety pins came undone!

Alison said...

The colours DO go well together...and love your comment about safety-painless sari wearers!
Alison xx

Tammy said...

This turned out great, Melissa! I can't say that I would have ever used these colors together but it all works because of the photos. Great layout! :)

Sue Althouse said...

I do love your color choices! Stunning page.

Debbie P said...

Love those colors! Such a lovely layout! Don't you just love this class?!!!