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Thursday Challenge 14th Feb

Thursday Challenge 14th Feb

Another layout for my Mum.

I used two techniques I love on this layout. Firstly I used 5 different papers to create the background, using ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Layout Masks Grungy Stencils.
The second technique I used was recolouring. All the flowers, a ribbon, one leaf and two of the doilies have been recoloured to compliment my colour scheme. I love recolouring, it means I always have an embellishment in the colour I want.

Supplies used
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Layout Masks Grungy Stencils, designed by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin,
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Classic Beauty Flowers, designed by Durin Eberhart,
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Mania 1, designed by Keri Schueller, Scrap Girls,
Wesley's Christmas Collection Biggie, designed by Brandy Murry,
Holiday Magic Collection Biggie, designed by Brandy Murry,
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals II 8501 Biggie, designed by Brandy Murry,

    Oh Valerie! This is lovely! The stencil type work, the blending, the muted colours and the doilies - they are perfectly toned for the period... this is so perfectly balanced and that HAS to be your mum and Ken doesn't it? Wonderful keepsake.
    What a beautiful layout, Valerie! Gorgeous photos and I love, love, love the clusters of the pretty flowers! Just gorgeous!
    Awesome costumes! And your background looks great - I've looked and looked am still not sure I found all 5 papers. Valerie is right - great vintage color, too and the doilies are just the right embellishment.
    Doesn't everyone recolor? It's one of the biggest bennies of digital. Someone in an old newsletter had a cute story about looking at a ribbon to wrap a present and thinking, this will work - I just need to tweak the color a little.
    Beautiful, Valerie. You did a fabulous job adding five different papers to the background, it looks great. I usually recolor or at the least change the opacity on some of the papers so that others might show through. Love the lace doilies and the flower clusters. Your photos are wonderful. Great frame around the large photo.
    I'm loving these photos, and especially now that I know the story behind them. You did such a nice job displaying them in this LO. The background and flowers are perfect.
    I love these photos and the background you created looks wonderful. Very pretty page.
    You sure made it all just perfect for the period of time--doilies have always caught my eye and your background is awesome! Their outfits are so wonderful!
    Everyone looks so elegant and so does your layout. Just lovely! I love recoloring too and do it all the time. You are so right about always having the perfect color embellishment.
    Elegant photos and love how you have made the background paper out of so many different paper templates. The clusters of photos elements and doilies so match so well together. TFS xxx
    Beautifully done page. Great job using those techniques.