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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Creative Thursday extra ~ Easter Hat {2012 page 10}

Special thanks to my NY friend, Michelle Hernandez and Do More With Less for inspiring this page, and to Valerie Salmon at Got Sketch for her sketch #136.

Michelle asked for neon, I delivered. Might have even gone a little overboard... I have to say, this is the most obnoxious(ly bright) page I have ever done, but the challenge and neon task at hand kind of grew on me. I shot the layout in direct sunlight so you can get an idea of just how bright this thing is.

It was so much fun rummaging thru the stash for anything neon. Look at that old Gin-X I found! Oh, and I got this layout done in just over 12 hours - I haven't gotten one done that quickly in quite a while!

When I went neon, I automatically thought 80's, too. I knew I want to acid-wash my background (aka Clorox Clean-up bleach spray). "Frosted" the edges with Sakura glaza and EK Success Chalk markers. If only I could have permed something... I knew I wanted deco scissors (Fiskars Colonial around the orange). I also had visions of the strings upon strings of beads, jelly bracelets, and large hoop earrings we wore, which is where the circle-over-ribbon idea came from (an easy-to-fit-in bonus when I found the Got Sketch!) The last thing I just had to do was to layer the neon color - yep, just like my scrunchie socks back then. Oh, and don't forget the title upper left fashioned after the keds sign. =)

Oh, I so wish I had a picture of me in my floral headband that matched my floral leggings and shirt cuffs on the bright pink and turquoise shirt, matching (and switched layered) bright pink and turquoise socks, completed with pink and white strand of beads and large pink hoop earrings.

Or - maybe I don't wish a photo of that.

Either way, here is McKenna in her Easter Hat. Supplies: Paper: Imagination Project/GinX, BasicGrey, Jillibean Soup; Cardstock: Bazzill, other; Transparency: Hambly Screenprints; Markers: EK Success, Sakura, Marvy; Ink: ColorBox by ClearSnap; Other: flowers, sticker letters, ribbon; Bleach: Clorox.

Journaling: McKenna's Easter Parade at E.R. Hat, yes, but it's *not* a dress! Apr. 4, 2012


WillieburgScrapper said...

Lindsey you just made me squeal with delight! First of all, your writing is hilarious!!! What are you talking about obnoxious?? This is AWESOME (sauce)!! LOVE the idea of the green circles looking like gelly bracelets! I actually have a wrist full of those on right now and I LOVE how you brought them into your page. Also- you are a scrappy genius- clorox? NEVER thought of that!!! SO GONNA TRY IT! I never wore acid wash. I hated that look but I rocked the 3 pairs of socks in weirdo colors. And My parents refused to let me wear the lace- they considered them "too adult" so I wore a lot of vests and floppy hats a la Debbie Gibson. :) Thanks for linking this up!!!

yyam said...

Oh wow! I just love the bright colours here! Love the bleached up background and the fun circular action. And those are some adorable photos! :)

Thanks so much for playing along with my guest Michelle's neon challenge! :)