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?!!!