Monday, April 15, 2013

1-2-3 - April challenge

The April challenge at 1-2-3 is ..

Colour - duck egg blue
Word - today
Technique - white wash

I didn't find this challenge particularly easy. What exactly constitutes "duck egg blue"? I have to say my Google Image search wasn't particularly helpful LOL! Plus I knew exactly which photo I wanted to scrap but getting it to work with the challenge wasn't the easiest of tasks.

Sleeping beauty

Perhaps I should have chosen a different photo? I'm not sure. I'm in the process of scrapping some photos for friends of their gorgeous little girl, so I really did want to stick with the photo I had out. Plus I'm not a strictly 'blue is for boys' and 'pink is for girls' kind of scrapper, but I felt if I did this LO with all blue ("duck egg blue" to be precise), then it might look like their little girl was, in fact, a little boy. Plus how on earth was I going to work the word "today" into my title or journaling? A touch or two of pink and her mum (with some thoughts and feelings about the photo) came to the rescue and it all fell into place.

If you're interested in giving 1-2-3's challenge a go you can find all the details HERE. Good luck!!!   :)


  1. Alz I LOVE your page, it's so soft and dreamy. And what a cute little bubba! Thanks for joining in at 123 Challenge! xo

  2. Alz, this page came out so beautifully. It's gorgeous and it sets off this little girl's baby photo so wonderfully. I LOVE the ruffly ribbon effect under her.

  3. Just gorgeous Alz! I think you've nailed the colour....I must say I struggled with that aspect too. Love the clouds and your use of hexagons. And well done for having a go at our challenge :)

  4. oh, this is just sooo cute! love the clouds and the hexacons too! and the ruffle ribbon with the flowers looks perfect in combination with that photo! thanks for playing along with us at 123!!!

  5. Completely precious - you've done a beautiful job! Thanks for playing along with us at 123!

  6. Oh such a beautiful layout! I love your mix of pink & blue. Thanks for playing over @ 123 :)