Sunday, July 17, 2011

Color Combo Galore #200 Blog Hop Celebration

Welcome to the Color Combos Galore 200th "Anniversary" Blog Hop! We hope by visiting the CCG Design Team members' blogs, you will be able to pick up some fun tips and techniques. Many of the team members will be offering prizes, so you will want to visit all of the blogs to increase your chances of winning some fun scrappy stuff. We are also offering a chance at a Guest Designer spot for the month of August if you visit all of the blogs in our Blog Hop and participate in Challenge 200 by uploading your project to the CCG Gallery. It's so fun to get the colors before everyone else! Plus, who doesn't love to see their name in lights! The deadline for the chance to win these prizes is one week from today, Sunday, July 24, EST.

If this is your first stop at our Blog Hop, you'll want to start at Bente's Blog , and follow the hop in order so you don't miss anyone. If you've been hopping in order, your next stop is Wendy's Blog

Once you have visited all the blogs and uploaded a project to the CCG Gallery using Challenge 200, please make sure you check in at the Blog Hop discussion in the Special Announcements Forum at CCG. We will choose our August Guest Designer from that thread. Individual DT members will be choosing winners for the prizes they are offering. Good luck, and we hope you'll enjoy our blog hop!

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The colors this week over at Color Combos Galore were absolutely deeee-liiiissshhhh!  They made me want to flag down the ice-cream man and buy out his entire truck. :) 

{this is my favorite kind}  :)

But seriously, here is the color combo this week...


The designer challenge was to 'melt or drip' on our layouts.  I thought about dripping paint right on my paper...but instead I went for the dripping (or stamping) wax. 

Here's the set that I used.  They make different color waxes and different style stamps.  I choose white (thinking I could color it if I needed to), and choose my initial, 'T'.


I didn''t want the wax to overpower my layout...so there is only one small section where I used the wax.


Also, I love to use the 'leftover' pieces and parts of my scrappy packaging and the negatives of  sticker sheets. 


They can be used in interesting ways...you can use them to 'frame' your photos or other embellishments, as I did here....or you can place patterned paper behind the openings and use the unique design as a background effect.

Sassafras's 'Mix and Mend' collection was a perfect match for the color combo this week...and I can never resist their amazing patterned paper, wonderful alphas, and fantastic banner stickers.




Here's the completed layout.....



As an added bonus and in celebration of this AMAZING milestone with CCG, I will be giving away some scrappy goodies to one lucky person. 

Leave a comment below about how you would use your leftover scrappy packaging. 

I will be picking a winner on Monday, July 25th, so check back to see if you are a winner!

Remember to upload your layout to the CCG site to have a chance to be our next Guest Designer. 

Your next HOP will take you to the wonderfully talented Wendy.  Her layout will make you gasp!  It's incredible and beautiful!!!
As always, your comments are appreciated.  Have a fantastic crafty week!

38 comments:

Carolyn Lontin said...

Great way to use the leftovers! We love the strawberry shortcakes too! :)

celticmystyc said...

THAT is one of the more creative use of "left overs" I've seen in ages and it rocks. Mini frames!! Coolness to no end. I've only used my "left overs" and packaging for tags for cards and gifts. So stepping out the box next time! Thanks!

Lynn said...

love how you used the negative space as a frame for you photo and design elements! I usually cut up packaging and punch shapes out of it to use for card accents.

Bellaidea said...

very nice layout!

nita said...

OMG what a cute use of the negatives of sticker sheets- how can I ever throw away some stuff..
I use the paper of the AC brads with the colored dots as a embellishment.

mahlin said...

I always use leftovers as masks when I am misting.. and I LOVE your layout.. such a fresh and fun style.. tfs

Fluffy said...

This layout is really original so many neat ideas in one layout. Must remeber to save my sticker sheet negatives! Tracee x

Ruby said...

I love your hints about left overs. I have done this for years now. I like the negatives for journal boxes and frames. Your layout is stunning.

Kathy said...

Well, I NEVER would have thought to use a packaging leftover like you did---how cute and creative!!! I have used prima and sassafras packaging for journaling, and the plastic containers I have punched to use as transparencies....have stamped on them.

Rachael Funnell said...

Sooooo Love your Layout Tina!!!
So many FAB idea's here....
That stitching looks Fantastic & love what you have done with the leftovers!!!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Tina...I just love what your did with the leftovers in this layout!!!!Great page !!
I fill so honored to be part the same time as you.
I wish a wonderful week.
Kisses and huges from Brazil
Cynthia

Tamera said...

Fantastic. I love all the textures! I like to use the Prima flower packaging on my layouts and mini books. They are so pretty!

theelfqueen said...

Beautiful! Love the stitching!

Susan said...

I love the way you used your leftovers! I have used the negative part of chipboard letters as a mask with spray paint. It makes a great background.

Alanna said...

Wow! Your packaging looks great!! Love how you used the packaging as a central piece of your LO - I normally only see it tucked in as an embellie! Fantastic!

Kelly said...

I just love everything you did, amazing work...thanks so much for sharing :)

Elaine said...

Gosh! Difficult question because here in Argentina where I live none of these supplies are available. But...if I had leftovers like yours I'd probably use them for stencilling, doodling or frames. Loved your layout by the way!!

Fi said...

Loved how you used this on your page.

peachy alfelor said...

Wonderful layout! Very brilliant idea! I normally use the negative space as stencil or masks for misting. But now, I have another use for it. Thanks for sharing!

Fran Brunke said...

When it comes to using packaging leftovers, I am not much beyond using them as masks for misting. So, the first thing I'm gonna try is your idea, and see what happens! Thanks so much, absolutely love the l/o!

wendy said...

I am kinda new at scrapping so I have only used the negatives for masks so far. I love your idea and look forward to trying it out myself.

Kiwi The Kreator said...

I usually use the leftovers as mats but I LOVE the way you've used it as a frame1!!

Liva said...

Such a creative way for using packaging! I do use plastic packaging for dry embossing it, and some other parts of packaging are very useful for shaker cards!

jennyevans said...

Love your creativity here!! I use my scrappy leftovers as stencils usually. Love your layout, and your banner rocks!!

Jannina said...

Thanks for the inspiration on how to use leftovers or negative parts.

Jolanda said...

Fantastic and very inspirational how you used the frame! I love your layout as a whole

sandi said...

Awesome use of leftovers! Wonderful, wonderful lo!

scrapbookertink said...

Gorgeous layout, I did not notice the wax seal over at CCG love that idea so artistic.

Zeffy said...

Tina I loved the waY you used your scraps...i use mine for masks and stencils too...i have used packaging for pockets in mini albums...the acetate plastic is also great for embossing!!

Zeffy said...

ps. tina I love all the stitching...espescially the zigzag on the bunting!!

Gloria (gloxy) said...

Great Idea! I usually use the leftover packaging scrappy as templates for the paint.. sorry for my english, kisses from Italy, Gloria.

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

Oh wow Tina...now that I have seen the close ups of your layout...I am in even more awe of it! I love your background...didn't realize it was canvas. I love your the wax seal that you created, the way you have curled your banner for extra dimension and that you used your leftover die cut sheet on your layout. I love the Sassafras packing that is white card with lines and a red margin and have used these as journaling sheets for my layouts in the past...I also love the plastic backing sheet for Prima flowers that has white doilie designs printed on them, and have cut these out and used them on some of my layouts. I love re-using items from packaging and clothing tags etc. :) You've done an amazing job with your layout...

Pam Pritzl said...

so clever! Love the negatives idea ... thanks for sharing!!!!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your layout! will add wax and stamps to my wishlist..

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Elisa FornEzza said...

Gorgeous Lo; I love the way you use the paper's color and the leftovers!!!

jenessa said...

Wow! What an amazing LO. Way to go green =)

Faye Marie said...

what a great way to use up those scraps!!!!!!!!! I never thought of using my seal on a layout... might see that popping up on a layout!!!!!Thanks!!!!!!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Ummmmm ... so happy I can just relish in your fabulous layout and write a comment that 35 other people don't read. Thought the blog hop was over-kill, no way I could spend all that time going through 23 DT's blogs! Yours I visit when I know that I have plenty of time and can enjoy and admire ALL the little details. Visiting you is very special to me, it makes me happy seeing your lovely lovely work and the happy feeling lasts a long time in my smiling face. Hey, has Mr Moose left on vacation or what?! Mwah mwah!!!

38 comments:

Carolyn Lontin said...

Great way to use the leftovers! We love the strawberry shortcakes too! :)

celticmystyc said...

THAT is one of the more creative use of "left overs" I've seen in ages and it rocks. Mini frames!! Coolness to no end. I've only used my "left overs" and packaging for tags for cards and gifts. So stepping out the box next time! Thanks!

Lynn said...

love how you used the negative space as a frame for you photo and design elements! I usually cut up packaging and punch shapes out of it to use for card accents.

Bellaidea said...

very nice layout!

nita said...

OMG what a cute use of the negatives of sticker sheets- how can I ever throw away some stuff..
I use the paper of the AC brads with the colored dots as a embellishment.

mahlin said...

I always use leftovers as masks when I am misting.. and I LOVE your layout.. such a fresh and fun style.. tfs

Fluffy said...

This layout is really original so many neat ideas in one layout. Must remeber to save my sticker sheet negatives! Tracee x

Ruby said...

I love your hints about left overs. I have done this for years now. I like the negatives for journal boxes and frames. Your layout is stunning.

Kathy said...

Well, I NEVER would have thought to use a packaging leftover like you did---how cute and creative!!! I have used prima and sassafras packaging for journaling, and the plastic containers I have punched to use as transparencies....have stamped on them.

Rachael Funnell said...

Sooooo Love your Layout Tina!!!
So many FAB idea's here....
That stitching looks Fantastic & love what you have done with the leftovers!!!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Tina...I just love what your did with the leftovers in this layout!!!!Great page !!
I fill so honored to be part the same time as you.
I wish a wonderful week.
Kisses and huges from Brazil
Cynthia

Tamera said...

Fantastic. I love all the textures! I like to use the Prima flower packaging on my layouts and mini books. They are so pretty!

theelfqueen said...

Beautiful! Love the stitching!

Susan said...

I love the way you used your leftovers! I have used the negative part of chipboard letters as a mask with spray paint. It makes a great background.

Alanna said...

Wow! Your packaging looks great!! Love how you used the packaging as a central piece of your LO - I normally only see it tucked in as an embellie! Fantastic!

Kelly said...

I just love everything you did, amazing work...thanks so much for sharing :)

Elaine said...

Gosh! Difficult question because here in Argentina where I live none of these supplies are available. But...if I had leftovers like yours I'd probably use them for stencilling, doodling or frames. Loved your layout by the way!!

Fi said...

Loved how you used this on your page.

peachy alfelor said...

Wonderful layout! Very brilliant idea! I normally use the negative space as stencil or masks for misting. But now, I have another use for it. Thanks for sharing!

Fran Brunke said...

When it comes to using packaging leftovers, I am not much beyond using them as masks for misting. So, the first thing I'm gonna try is your idea, and see what happens! Thanks so much, absolutely love the l/o!

wendy said...

I am kinda new at scrapping so I have only used the negatives for masks so far. I love your idea and look forward to trying it out myself.

Kiwi The Kreator said...

I usually use the leftovers as mats but I LOVE the way you've used it as a frame1!!

Liva said...

Such a creative way for using packaging! I do use plastic packaging for dry embossing it, and some other parts of packaging are very useful for shaker cards!

jennyevans said...

Love your creativity here!! I use my scrappy leftovers as stencils usually. Love your layout, and your banner rocks!!

Jannina said...

Thanks for the inspiration on how to use leftovers or negative parts.

Jolanda said...

Fantastic and very inspirational how you used the frame! I love your layout as a whole

sandi said...

Awesome use of leftovers! Wonderful, wonderful lo!

scrapbookertink said...

Gorgeous layout, I did not notice the wax seal over at CCG love that idea so artistic.

Zeffy said...

Tina I loved the waY you used your scraps...i use mine for masks and stencils too...i have used packaging for pockets in mini albums...the acetate plastic is also great for embossing!!

Zeffy said...

ps. tina I love all the stitching...espescially the zigzag on the bunting!!

Gloria (gloxy) said...

Great Idea! I usually use the leftover packaging scrappy as templates for the paint.. sorry for my english, kisses from Italy, Gloria.

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

Oh wow Tina...now that I have seen the close ups of your layout...I am in even more awe of it! I love your background...didn't realize it was canvas. I love your the wax seal that you created, the way you have curled your banner for extra dimension and that you used your leftover die cut sheet on your layout. I love the Sassafras packing that is white card with lines and a red margin and have used these as journaling sheets for my layouts in the past...I also love the plastic backing sheet for Prima flowers that has white doilie designs printed on them, and have cut these out and used them on some of my layouts. I love re-using items from packaging and clothing tags etc. :) You've done an amazing job with your layout...

Pam Pritzl said...

so clever! Love the negatives idea ... thanks for sharing!!!!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your layout! will add wax and stamps to my wishlist..

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Elisa FornEzza said...

Gorgeous Lo; I love the way you use the paper's color and the leftovers!!!

jenessa said...

Wow! What an amazing LO. Way to go green =)

Faye Marie said...

what a great way to use up those scraps!!!!!!!!! I never thought of using my seal on a layout... might see that popping up on a layout!!!!!Thanks!!!!!!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Ummmmm ... so happy I can just relish in your fabulous layout and write a comment that 35 other people don't read. Thought the blog hop was over-kill, no way I could spend all that time going through 23 DT's blogs! Yours I visit when I know that I have plenty of time and can enjoy and admire ALL the little details. Visiting you is very special to me, it makes me happy seeing your lovely lovely work and the happy feeling lasts a long time in my smiling face. Hey, has Mr Moose left on vacation or what?! Mwah mwah!!!