Sunday, July 26, 2009

SPCC #8 - Self Portrait & The Most Interesting Quail in the World

Happy Monday!!

The new color combo challenge is up over on SPCC!!!

Don't you just LOVE this combo?

First thing I thought of was my K&Company Daydreams stack. I just KNEW these colors would be in there and I was right! As I've done with many past SPCC challenges, I used the gallon-quart-pint method: Gallon = Dusty Durango, Quart = Crushed Curry, and Pint = Melow Moss (it's in some of the circles and on the ribbon).

I just LOVE these pics my daughter took of herself. You can see the progression of her shots - they kept getting closer up. There was one more shot I printed in the series but it didn't fit on the's a shot (no joke) of the inside of her mouth and the back of her throat. I just sat there bemusedly watching her take these photos one evening. She's so creative and still unencumbered by the rules we impose upon ourselves artistically as we age. I'm happy to allow her free reign (within reason, of course) to explore her creativity.

These shots remind me of one of my favorite quotes by Pablo Picasso:

"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

In the spirit of my daughter's playful creativity, I adhered the vintage
dictionary strips with glue mixed with some white paint applied with my fingers. I even left a few fingerprints all over just like little kids tend to leave all over pictures.

Serendipitously, the dictionary page I happened to rip out for the strips contained definitions for words that went so well with the mood of the layout, ranging from the playful and fantastic (such as fairy tale and fanciful) to a commentary on how self portraits aren't always true representations (such as farce, fake, and fantasize). There's also a familiar photography phrase on here - "watch the birdie" - which brings me to...

Mr. Quail from my Unity Stamp Co. October KOTM just NEEDED to make an appearance on this playful layout. Doesn't this little dude just seem to have a blast on my creations? He reminds me of those Dos Equis TV and radio commercials about "The Most Interesting Man in the World." I wonder where he'll pop up next...

Finally, the design of this layout was inspired by THIS creation by Natasja Verbeek over on the scrapjacked blog. That is one talented woman!!

Details: K&Company Daydreams paper; StazOn ink; Unity Stamp Co. October '08 KOTM; Making Memories ribbon & paint; Magic Mesh; Zig Millenium pen; Cricut alpha die cuts; vintage dictionary page; unknown camera eyelets and thread.

You would not BELIEVE the amazing samples the SP Divas whipped up for you this week using color combo #8!! Click on over to check out the talent!!!

This is the first official introduction to the talents of half the SP Divas team. (OK, a little more than half...some of us decided to play along even though it wasn't our "official" week. I just COULDN'T resist this color combo!) The rest of the SP Divas will be officially introduced with next week's challenge.

This week's color combo is sponsored by the wonderful Sammye Jo of 62 Cards. Be sure to take a peek at her AMAZING blog HERE and pop on over to her super creative Etsy store!!

AND, to sweeten the deal, look what this week's winner will receive compliments of the fabulous Sammye Jo:

How awesome is that??!!

We would love for you to play along with us this week with this cool SPCC color combo. Link up your creations HERE.

Hope to see you over on SPCC!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Emily said...

Loved this layout from the first time I saw it!

Emily-SP Diva

Anonymous said...

This layout is fab!

Danielle said...

Most excellent job!!

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Love your LO! Great job!

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

oh love this layout my 3 year old is always taking photo's of herself.. but i never scrap them.. now you made me definately want to .. in a few years she will love it. thanks

Anonymous said...

Those pics are too cute. Great job on the layout!

Melisa-SP Diva

luvmykids2662 said...

This is such a great page. Love that you used these pics. I also like that you quoted true that is.

Nice job on this challenge.

laury55 said...

your LO is wonderful

~kelly marie~ said...

Still loving this layout! Those pictures are so great :).