Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Turquoise, how I love thee

Project Scrap-Away Round 10 has ended and the results are in!

The lovely Teresa Collins was the judge for this round and she floored me by saying this

"I love the colors that Sharmaine used. I loved the painting and the stitching. The layout is very HAPPY and instantly caught my attention"

and if that wasn't enough she also said this

"The moment I saw this LO I knew it would be the winning entry! I love how Sharmaine accentuated the LO with the turqoise paint! Well done!"

Yes she picked my layout as the winner of this round!!! Floored ABSOLUTELY floored!!!

So my page... I decided to do a page about Dave's Dad, Opa. So I choose to do the page in Orange and Blue, the colours of the soccer team in Holland (the blue is their away strip colour, yum) and I found a photo of a windmill, found one that was near Opa's home town, on the internet. I also made the 'o' and the 'h' using the idea that Kinsey had shared here, to use the negative space on the sticker sheet, and I made them with Kindyglitz.

Journaling “I got this photo off the internet because we don’t have any photos depicting Holland. This is where Opa was born and lived till he was 20, until he migrated to Australia. Dave has never been and has very little knowledge of what Holland is like but one day we hope to visit. We would love to meet his relatives and see the places Opa lived and worked. We would love to soak up the Dutch way of life, pick a tulip or two, wear some clogs and photograph a few windmills. I know I will have to rely on my interpreter, Dave, but I look forward to hearing stories of Opa and those stories we will be able to pass on so they don’t fade. Those places we visit will then have new memories to share and a new generation will then have a passion to get in touch with a place this family once called home. I look forward to going Dutch.”
You can go see all the other layouts that were made for round 10 HERE. It is truly amazing that one thought can inspire so many different creations, all of which were tremendous!!
Round 11 will be up later tonight, so I will find out in the morning what the new challenge will be. Thanks again to all those who have shown their support and to all of you for your encouraging words, means a lot and I thank you for having faith in me :)
On the home front, Dave is away at Tarraleah and all I can say is brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! His mobile doesn't get coverage there so I am yet to hear from him :( Roll on Friday :)
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  1. Well done Sharmaine!! What a great approach to take for a cultural theme. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the next round. :)

  2. Witwoo!!!!!!! Congrates. That is becoming your signature colour isn't it! Love it. As I love the Unicorn layout from a few posts ago, delightful. Good luck for the next round.

  3. Congrats!!! That is so exciting. Good luck on the next round. :)

  4. you rock the turquoise like no other!

    I'm so proud of you!!! good, good job! (and I didn't mind the "yelling" : .) I would have been singing from the roof tops too!

  5. Love it! Everything about it! and a huge Congrats to you :)

  6. Congrats, Sharmaine! You completely deserve it. I love your layout. Orange and turquoise are one of my favorite color combos too.

  7. YAY!!!!! I am pulling for you!!!! I can so see how you won, such a great LO!

  8. HURRAH!!!!!!!!!!!
    WHOOO HOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
    omg! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!

    YAY!!! YAY!!!!

    BIG congrats sweetie!!!!!
    what a winning l/o for sure...AMAZING!!!!!!!!

    & MILLIONS of high fives!!!!


  9. grandma10:35 AM

    congrats, knew you could do it!!!

  10. Anonymous4:07 PM

    congrats Sharmaine, love the whole dutch thing ;) me being half dutch and all :) lol

  11. Ow thats fab!Great color combo!

  12. Congrats Sharmaine!! Totally love the colors and techniques used in your LO!!

  13. Damned Brill WTG Girl! :) x

  14. woohoo WTG!!! It's a gorgeous LO. Like it even more as I am a Dutchie living in Oz. Gorgeous work Sharmaine!!!

  15. CONGRATS!!!! I love this!!! I've been using these same colors too!! Thanks for the link about the glitter letters!! Wow! I will definitely give that a try!!!

  16. Aww this is wonderful!
    Hugs M


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