I'm up for Team 1, Week 3 in the March Round Robin at Swirlydoos. The theme is "Going Green", so appropriate for the month of St. Patrick's Day and the beginning of Spring, and the challenge is to Go Green in several ways. Along with including the color green in the layout, we're asked to include some greenery, aka foliage and to use a recycled item.
There are some twists, of course, and the first is to see outdoor pictures. We're also challenged to either grunge it up or make a true Swirly style page. The last twist is to dig into our embellishments - chipboards, metals, flowers...
As soon as Kim posted this challenge, I knew that I just had to scrap this photo - 3 of my Darby uncles in 1943. Given the year, Uncle Vinny (dressed in civies) would have been on leave from the Merchant Marines and Uncle Paul (in uniform) would have been on leave from the Army before shipping out to Europe. Uncle Pat was a mere 11 years old and in the 6th grade.
Not only did I select the photo, but I unearthed my leftover Graphic 45 Time to Flourish paper, crossing my fingers that I would find me some March papers. My Irish luck held out and I found enough for this page, with a bit left over.
Sherri's layout and Ginny's lift gave me a wonderful roadmap, with a great design, including a patchwork of 1" squares on either side of the photo. I've taken the liberty of flipping the page to the side to go with the orientation of my photo and I've taken a few more liberties here and there, but that's what lifting is all about, right?
My chippies were coated with gesso and then covered with some of the Blue Fern Studios that came in the August 2016 Swirlydoos Main Kit. Also from that kit are the last of the Flower Add-On blooms - the small rosebuds that I've tucked in with the larger flowers.
I mentioned taking liberties; Sherri and Ginny tucked bits of cheesecloth among their flower clusters. Somehow, bits of excelsior seemed to go with this more masculine page.
Oh, yes! The challenges! Well, despite my off-white background, I've included plenty of green, using paper, flowers and glitter. I've let my die-cut leaves do double duty here: as foliage and as a recycled item - they're actually the packaging from my tea bags.
*Swirlydoos August 2016 Kit - Tranquility*
Blue Fern Studios - Imagine Ink Glitter - Army Dust
*Swirlydoos August 2016 Flower Add-On Kit*
Petaloo - Burlap and Canvas Collection - Mini Garden Rosettes - Green #1213214
Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish Collection - 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids Paper Pad
Core'dinations - Signature Series - 12 x 12 Cardstock Pack
Prima - Eminence Collection - Mix 1 #564144
Prima - Eminence Collection - Mix 9 #546236
Petaloo - Printed Darjeeling Collection - Wild Blossoms - Soft Green #147-8311
Blue Fern Studios - Laser Cut Chipboard - Royal Heart Frame
Creative Embellishments - Laser Cut Chipboard - Celebrate Word Set
Prima - Wood Icons in a Box - Clocks #569853
Prima - Metal Dies - Forest Leaves #584092
Golden - Gesso
Michaels - Excelsior
If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Peggy) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!