Friday, July 22, 2011

Color Combos Galore #201

Anyone who knows me well knows that I struggle to scrap pink or pastel layouts. Having a house of boys my layouts tend to be masculine and grungy and I'm not a bows and lace kind of and red are my favourite colours to wear.
However lately I have been embracing my inner feminine side and have been scrapping using colours I don't usually use.
This is one of the reasons I love the challenges at Color Combos Galore. They push me to try different combinations and this current palette is very soft and pretty. This is the inspiration board..

And my layout...

My grandmother (to the left of the teacher in the photo) went to a small school near Baradine in Western NSW (this shot shows the whole school!!!!).
Her teacher here in the photo, Henry Arthur Pole Soppet, was from England and rumour had it, according to my grandma, that he was a disgraced Lord, perhaps for alcholic tendencies, who had been sent to the colonies to teach. (Loved this story when she told it to me!!!)
1923 was her last year of school and he presented her with a pendant when she left to go to secondary school in Sydney. The pendant is 9carat gold and is a little Australia in a circle. He had it engraved with both their initials and the year. What a lovely gift!
My grandma gave the pendant to me and I treasure it and love that it has so much meaning. I have been wanting to scrap this story for a while and these colours were perfect.
Here are some close up details.

Thanks for dropping by! I hope you find the time to try this challenge!! Drop into CCG to see that the Design Team girls have done with this palette, amazing work!


  1. A really special memory to scrap. Love how you have used the colours!!!!

  2. Love this Karen! The colors look've put them together so well! I really think the mix is fab and I love the look of the cluster with your journaling...very clever!

  3. I love this Karen....You did a great jobe with those colors!!!!
    I love all your visit in my are such a wonderful girl!!
    Kisses and huges from Brazil

  4. Precious memory, you did an amazing job on this one.