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MMDT Challenge #3

You know how excited you get when you know you have great photos and you cannot wait to scrapbook them?

That is what happened when I took these pictures of my chickens. The lighting was perfect; the snow helped to bring out their bright colors; and they lined up perfectly. I knew as I was taking them that they would make an awesome page.

I was so anxious to work with them, I had them printed moments after I took them and created this page the following day:

The challenge for this month was to use Brick Mosaic Moments Grid Paper and Page Pattern #37. I thought the Brick would go perfect with my chickens. I couldn't get the page pattern to work with my photos, so I turned it.

Here is the page pattern:

 And here is how it looks when I turned it ...

Turning it is simple and a way to add a whole new collection of page patterns to your scrapbook!

Now, for the details ... I used a bit of Authentique's patterned paper, along with Paper Tiles in Chocolate Cream to fill in around the photos. Paper Tiles really save time when cropping, since they are precut and the colors coordinate perfectly with the grid paper.

I also added a Cornerstone Date on its side. I figured that was about all of the journaling I needed on this page since I have an entire album of my chickens!

I still had one photo that was not tall enough for the layout. I placed it on a Paper Tile and then added a bit of ribbon to the top and bottom. I love the ribbon ... it reminds me of the chickens feathers and it makes my "chicken butts" photo really stand out.

To finish off the page, I added a few heart punches and then a bunch of bookboard hearts from Globecraft & Piccolo, which I covered in 3D Enamel Gel. The title is cut from a Lifestyle Crafts die and I substituted a tiny heart for the dot on the "i".

Shared by Candy Spiegel on February 1, 2013 | Memory Date: February 1, 2013
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The ultimate hen party! I love it. I like the way you "filled in" your photos. I hadn't thought of that. Perfect. Thanks for an outstanding project.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  February 9, 2013 at 2:24 am   
Your page is soo nice! I love the the deep rich colors in your photos and the addition of ribbon and hearts sets it off. Nice job!
Posted By: Shannon Nixson  |  February 8, 2013 at 11:23 pm   
Candy, how rich your colors are for this layout! The inclusion of a ruffled ribbon adds a nice touch of elegance. The tiny heart brad for a dot to your "i" is delightful. The pattern still stands out even though tipped to the side. Nice Job!!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  February 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm   
What a great, creative and colorful page. My chicken experiences have not always led to seeing how great they look... Such inspiration from you all!
Posted By: Libby Wiers  |  February 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm   
I love the colors in this layout and your patterned papers were perfect too. My mom always commented about how my cats looked like they had on pantaloons from the back - I thought she was the only one who looked at animal butts! Now I know differently! :)
Posted By: Nancy Sanders  |  February 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm   
I'm an animal lover and this page caught my eye. Who thought chicken rears would be pretty? Beautiful colors, beautiful birds!! The snow make them pop. Nice ribbon accent. Great layout! p.s. your first sentence is how I felt about the photos for the oops layout :)
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  February 3, 2013 at 6:51 pm   
I think the colors work so well together. The photo of the chickens is perfect. Lighting was great as you said along with the snow brightening up the colors of the chickens. The heart accents reveal your real love for your chickens. Really nice!
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  February 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm   
Love the explanation about the ruffles - I may never again be able to look at a ruffle without thinking of chicken tail feathers. :)
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  February 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm   
You're right ...that photo is great, and the colors work beautifully with the brick paper! Nice job, Candy!
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  February 3, 2013 at 3:32 am   
I absolutely love this page!! Love the chickens and their butts and I agree with Billi...perfect for Valentine's Day! Just beautiful and I like that you rotated the page! I often have photos that won't work and I never think to do that. Great job!!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  February 2, 2013 at 6:26 pm   

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