October 8, 2010

The Case of the Missing Numbers...

Somehow, somewhere along the learning process, my daughter missed out on the numbers 4 and 5. I'm not sure whether she zoned out during these two or if she's just too excited to get to ten. Either way, it makes me giggle every time and I know I will look back and laugh at this page (and silly grin) again one day.

I put this page together for the Makeup to Breakup challenge put together by the talented Lollipop Girls over at Candy Shoppe Designs. The inspiration was a photo of a pretty redhead made up in metallic hued makeup and also to use a broken element in the design.

To meet the bright metallic spec, I used some colorful numbers that are accented with glitter and bling. (Can you tell from the title I've overindulged in Sherlock Holmes stories recently?)

The break in the number sequence satisfies the broken requirement as well as this broken plywood frame, accented with a few rub-on dots.

Thanks for the inspiration, girls!!

P.S. I never usually print my photos in black and white but I recently read a quote on Sweet Memories that has stuck with me the last several days: “When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls.” –Ted Grant. It really makes sense and felt appropriate for this layout since there is already so much color going on (that and it's really hard to coordinate with our 70's yellow shag carpet). I will have to print more photos in B&W in the future.


Gloria said...

Hi Sabrina, I just checked your blog and wanted to thank you for linking me up. I loved that quote as well, and I´m starting to convert a bunch of photos to black and white now..lol;)
Your page is gorgeous, definitely going into my inspiration folder, I love all the colors and how you placed the numbers, great story as well!!

Thanks again, hope you have a great weekend!


KateB said...

b/w photos are totally awesome when you use bright color embellishments...great story and very creative!! My son does the same with # 13; may have to lift the idea! Thanks for creating for our challenge!!

KitKat (Candy Shoppe Designs)

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Fabulous page! I LOVE the POPs of color from the numbers! Thanks for playing along with the Lollipop Girls!

Candy Shoppe Designs said...

VERY COOL LO! Clever too! Thanks for playing over at C.S.D.!

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