Thursday, July 21, 2011

Optical Illusion with the Color Room

This week at the Color Room, we have a really soft and pretty feminine palette.  Isn't it dainty? It makes me smile.  One can see projects flowing with shabby chic romance and muted charm... 

Well, then let my layout be a rude awakening to those warm fuzzies...  lol.  Seriously, I can't get over how "brilliant" this photo is!  Can it be more hilarious? 

First Born protested when she saw this layout, "But I wasn't kicking her!"  All right, so no one was kicking anyone.  The kids were chasing after bubbles and stomping out the ones that had fallen on the grass.  But who needs to know the real story when "optical illusion" makes it look like a scene of an aggressor and a victim? lol!!  You can't make this stuff up!!  Oh wait, in fact, I can and I have! or... Is this just a reflection of the everyday norm?  There might not be any real kicking in this case, but surely we aren't the only household where nonstop sibling combats, verbally or otherwise, happen?

Last week, I made a new discovery at Michael's: EK Success Feltworks felt!  They are 12" x 12" and really thick, not to mention there are at least a dozen of gorgeous colors to choose from.  Needless to say, I bought one sheet immediately and made the flower using the large rosette die from My Favorite Things and forced it onto this layout :) This stuff is really addictive!  I may have returned several times to pick up a few more pieces of felt, but who's counting? :)
I'm off to read some manual!  I got a new camera and it's time to read up on it.  Don't worry, my photos will not get all of a sudden amazing. For that, I'm gonna need actual photography skills, yeah, not happening, lol.

32 comments:

Karen B. said...

Please show us a flower in every color, it is amazing! Looks like your girls have a lot of fun together!

Nathalie said...

MdR!!!! Cette page avec ses airs girly m'a en fait bien faite rire!!!! Oui, oui c'est comme ça aussi chez nous! :D

Deana said...

Darling page & I'm loving the optical illusion/photo. Hilarious. And the felt flower... ADORABLE! I'm sensing a future tutorial... ;-)

Sandi Cl~ said...

In defense of firstborn, I can clearly see that they are both headed the same direction and her reputation is safe. But it is a funny page altogether! Always love your unique twist on the colorc scheme!

Pearl said...

naughty, naughty mamarzazzi ,bet your girls will say !!!! teehee !

oooh yeah! there is something about felt alrite! way to go using up the flower die! now just use on on everything! I'm not kidding! why not? lol

jamie said...

forced the flower on the layout? it looks perfect to me. your layout is great. the story is hilarious...you need journal your post into the layout for future hilarity.
have a great day!
~j

curlyqmosaics said...

This is absolutley DARLING! I love the placement of all your goodies on the page, and the way you created the title is fabulous! TFS the info about the felt at Michael's. I am going to have to get me some of that. Your felt flower looks AMAZING!!!

Keri said...

Haha, love what you decided to do with that awesome photo! Love the felt too and NEED some now, that flower fits beautifully with the design of the layout!

Beth Hallgren said...

You are so good at clustering elements! Such a cute layout :)

Linda Beeson said...

What an adorable assortment of goodies on here, great colors too!

Mandie said...

this is so fun, jing jing. that photo made me laugh out loud!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Me again! Just had to come by and tell you that my grandson Jake and his new bride Olivia are headed to Senegal the 2nd or 3rd week of August. He is a pilot and they will be there for at least 13 months. He hopes to find some mission opportunitues while he is there. So, it seems all the grandkids are headed that direction! Small world huh?

Alice Wertz said...

that photo is too fun and love how you misused it! =) super fun layout and what? new staff at Michaels and i didn't know about it??!!! unacceptable!! have to go and check those out. just hoping that they are not made of wool... have a beautiful weekend! =)

alexandra s.m. said...

Encore une page belle et géniale!
Bravo, vraiment!!

Rita Barakat said...

Oh my goodness that is adorable Jing Jing!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

LOL! I don't blame you for creating a new version of the story behind that photo! Tooo funny! And your page is adorable! I absolutely LOVE your title work. :)

jazsutra said...

JJ, this is just super Ssaahhhhh-weeet!!!

love
jaz

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love that title. I could use it about my girls too. Beautiful page. And thanks for the tips about going to CHA. :)

Lydia said...

hahaha, that is too, cute!! Great layout and love the great use of word stickers too!!

teacher jessy said...

Hehe... you made me giggle! What a fun photo to be kept scrapped! That is an awesome title work too!

Charlene said...

You can make a rainbow page with all the felt colors lol!!! I will run (not walk)well on second thought better walk with my broken toe lol!! and check it out!

Only (you) andf your sense of humor can make me laugh all the time :-) Great page and the flower looks great!!! Love that picture caught in action!!! I need a new camera and seriously????LESSONS~~~

Christie Bryant said...

Seriously cool layout! Love that it was really stomping bubbles, love your twist on it!
xoxo

Kim said...

Oh the colours are just delightful in this one jing jing and that photo totally rocks

Cynthia Lloréns said...

This is such a gorgeus page..and I´m in love with all thosew flowers!!
Look like your girls have fun together..this is so nice !!
I wish a wonderful week my dear !!
Kisses and huges from Brazil
Cynthia

alexandra s.m. said...

Elle me fait encore rire ta page et elle est si jolie!
hihihi......

merci ;-)

Emily Leiphart said...

HAHAHA, Jing-Jing, this layout is hilarious and so pretty! I love that it seems as if D1 is kicking D2 but all in good fun. You are so inspirational with all the MFT stuff you use. Now I want those dies, too!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Such an adorable layout!!! Love how you used those colors and all your embellishments are wonderful.

Janine K said...

You crack me up and the illusion is far more fun than the real story! You may have just invented some history for your family when they look back over your albums! Fabulous layout and that flower is pretty darn cool.

Courtney K said...

this layout is too cute Jing-Jing!! if it was me and my sister in that photo i totally would have been kicking her.

Karen said...

Jing Jing: Just wanted you to know I posted a new October Afternoon card on my blog, and I'm really trying to improve my blog. I appreciate the help you gave me this summer.
Thanks,
Karen
karen.mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Tanya Tahir said...

oh my WOW, I love your take on this beautiful palette!! LOVE the title work - awesome layout!

Aubree said...

Maybe she wasn't REaLLY kicking her in this picture but no doubt she was at some point! What good is a sister if not to beat up once in awhile?!

Awesome layout! Very cute indeed!