Lime green lollipop lion...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My funny girl puts up with most crazy ideas from her mum but this one took the cake. I was in desperate need of a photo that would compliment the colourscheme of the papers I was using for this project and she obliged without hesitation and even rummaged in her dress-up stash to find this lime green feather boa. Funnily enough she didn't wear it around her neck she threw it over her head and posed for the shot. Some 50 photos later and lots of laughs as we both agreed she looked just like a lime green lolli-pop lion!

Now, I must confess this is the first time I have ever needed to take a photo specifically for a layout and had hoped that my scrapping wouldn't come to this point - but alas it has, well for this project anyhow! I recieved a pack of Glitz Designs 'Hoopla' products from Scrapbooking Memories magazine for a promotion and I readily admit the colours stumped me. I turned the papers over and over and couldn't quite get a grasp on them until I decided that a photo-shoot was in order. Once the feather boa made it's appearance everything seemed to fall into place.

Here's how it looked in the magazine:

We were asked to create a single layout and card using the products supplied from Glitz Designs whom I've never used before but thankful I had the opportunity as it was lovely quality paper and fun designs. Just took a little bit of getting used to. Seriously... it was just the lime that got me!

I have lots in store for the rest of the week with a tutorial coming up on the Pebbles blog on Tuesday, and a sketch challenge blog hop for My Little Shoebox using my very own sketch which is a bit exciting as it's the first sketch I've supplied as a design team member.

From farm to you...


  1. love the layout! great work!

  2. I love all the circles on the side of the layout! But I especially love that card! Those colors are fab!

  3. Fabulous the lime green and all the details...very pretty.
    Love the card too, great image.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Fabulous layout... everything very tasty in the green :)

  5. How lucky to have a reason to take photos of your sweet daughter with the lime green boa. What an opportunity! :) Love your LO with these photos and the border of circles that look like bubbles.
    And your pretty card with the cake looks like a celebration as well!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Love all the water droplets!!! Beautiful page and card set, such a unique color combo!!

  7. Just beautiful Melinda and how lucky aare you to have an obliging DD and a green boa lying around!! The photo is perfect and you've done a stunning job! :)

  8. I sooo loved this one in the mag Melinda!

  9. That must be fun to have her pose for that card. The photo fits well on your design. Ah yes, the droplets are awesome!

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  10. Melinda, you do such terrific pages! I love how you used all the circles on your page and the card is fantastic, too!!