Have you seen this months summer challenge over at S J Crafts, where we get to use a fabulous colour palette of...
* Hot Pink * Tangerine * Cream * Gold *
Seeing this colour palette, automatically makes me think girls, pretty papers and lots of sparkle. Hmm...you know me...we have a shortage of anything pink, girlie or sparkly in our family.
On flicking through my to scrap pile I came across the latest project. His motorbike. What can I say... it kept him in his garage,
out of my way giving me time to scrap. When he bought the bike it was ghastly. Really. Orange and Black, the paint job was like nothing you've ever seen. The bike reminded me of "Tony". You know "Tony" the Tiger..."it's Grrrrrrreat!".
(He was the mascot for Kellogg's Frosties, a breakfast cereal here in the UK.)
|All papers used are from the Simply Stories DIY collection kit and label stickers|
I have a few photos that I took during it's transformation. After I scrapped these, he sees it sitting on the side and tells me that this isn't the finished photo....apparently you can see that it has no brakes on it at this stage, amongst other things.
Instead of changing the photo I added a few words after the "after" photo and to my journaling on the reverse of the tag hidden away.
You may be interested to know that after months and months of striping his bike back both mechanically and cosmetically, with a lot of sweat, blood and tears..it is now on the road. Now if only I didn't have a dodgy hip I might be able to get my leg over for a ride :)
Back to the challenge....I think I met the colour palette challenge, don't you? There's hot pink, orange and for the gold there are some stars. The "Cream" can be a neutral colour such as beige, grey or white. I chose a muted grained grey patterned paper for the background.
All this and not a sign of pretty girlie photos or papers in sight. It goes to show that you really can turn any challenge into your own.
We hope you take part in the challenge and add your linkie to SJ Crafts blog post.
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