Saturday, June 23, 2012

That 70's Style

Today I have another page using Scraptastic's June Oh Snap! kit. All that colorful goodness was the perfect compliment for the hippie look we sported on Mardi Gras Day two years ago. We had six families dressing up for the occasion. All of the girls wore tie-dye looking shirts of pink, lime green, yellow, blue, and purple (inexpensive WalMart finds no less!). We bought an extra shirt and tore it into strips for the guys' matching headbands and I stenciled bright blue peace signs on the front of their lime green shirts.

Cool dudes and groovy gals we were...except for one little detail. Evidently, we had not seen a peace sign in quite a while, and no one corrected me when I accidentally stenciled Mercedes Benz symbols on all of the shirts! Too funny. When one of the kids caught a peace sign button at the parade that day, and I compared it to the shirts, only then did we realize the mistake. We laughed so hard, and now I have a pile of shirts that need another spoke of blue!

Inspired by the quintessential 70's bead curtain, I created a paper chain to embellish the left hand side of the page. It was a great use for all those leftover bit and pieces of patterned paper. And I could make use of both the fronts AND the backs of my favorite designs.

 

A little snippet of banner was hung beneath my photo. These are from a pack of various banner shapes by Heidi Swapp called Color Magic Resist. Each one can be custom colored to match any project. I simply rubbed a little Tim Holtz distress ink with my fingertip onto the all-white banner and the resist portion of the paper remained white, revealing the design underneath the color. So cool!

 

Do you remember the last Mardi Gras photo that I scrapped? It's hard to believe that I used the same kit, with the two very different looks achieved. Gotta love the versatility of these papers!

10 comments:

Christina Collins said...

Looove this layout. Such vibrant colors and great layers. To funny about the mercedes benz symbol!

Patricia said...

Great layout! Loving your square border!

Kathy said...

Very colorful layout! Funny story about the peace/mercedes sign. I'd probably make the same mistake:)

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous, vibrant colours. Great job!

Staci said...

Beautifully done! TFS.

soapHOUSEmama said...

totally fun! I am loving the paper blocks down the left side!

Penny said...

Great layout and I LOVE the story behind the shirts! It's those kinds of little "mistakes" that make life fun and memorable. Love it! Penny

Miranda Be said...

Absolutely love that bold colors!!! great page and details, very 70's the little pieces like a curtain, great done!!

and thanks for your comment on my page, really appreciated! =)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very, very cool layout!
Too funny about the peace symbols :)

Pamela said...

Love this!! Great layout! :)