Thursday, November 25, 2010

Yellow and White

What was i thinking?  i had no yellow... then i discovered i had no white cardstock left either!  But i went ahead and did the White With 1 challenge anyway!??!

i found a scrap of gingham fabric... some century old fat ric rak.... a lonesome doiley.... and some paint! i pulled apart an old dictionary of the kids that was falling apart anyway, stuck it to some old pp that i didn't like and whitewashed it....  painted some alphas and a chippy fence, then positioned my measley supplies on the page.  i really wanted to tell this story and this was the perfect palette for it!

When Lachlan snuck up to the kitchen bench and made off with half of the lemon that i was using to make dh a cheesecake for his birthday, i thought it would make for the perfect sour-faced photo opportunity.  i should have known he would foil my plans.... he has the most amazingly adult taste buds.  He loved it.  He licked and sucked for the best part of an hour!!  LOL



Oh... and another boy related story.  A question really.  Why do i keep finding these poor
little headless lego men strategically positioned all throughout the house?



.... yet another fabulous little idiosyncrasy!  Gotta love little boys...  hehe

Thanks again for visiting.

jules
x

17 comments:

Felicity said...

guess what.. Brae loves lemon too and I always think the same with the sour face, but nope.. I dont get it either.
totally totally LOVE that page and clever clever you with your supplies.
Headless lego men.. hmm.. but I did giggle but.
Life is never dull with boys ey.
Hope the sun is shining there today :) x

topkatnz said...

What a fab layout, and I just love the story of how it came to be! my kids love lemon too - maybe they are sweeter than when we were kids?

Colleen B. said...

This is amazing, love what you did with your bits of supplies, so clever!!! Cute pics of your boy, I get the sour faces from my kids :)
Not sure about the headless lego men......LOL!!!

Cathy said...

Stunning LO Jules... so very resourceful to create that LO with bits and pieces!!! Love the dictionary background!! Brittany loves lemons... I don't know how they can eat them without pulling a face. Thanks so much for joining in at WW1 :)

I go by CHIC said...

Very inspiring the products you have used when you had no white card. cool trick! As for the Lego men, I find spiderman stickytaped up to everything. I think my DS think of the tape as web and it helps him to stick to things. Not sure what goes on inside thier little heads sometime :-)

Chantelle said...

Love your process of getting things together for this page - it's worked so well - love all the fabric and lace.... and cute pics too.

Jasmine S said...

Well I must say you have done a fabbo job considering you 'didn't have anything'. How do you do it?? I have three boys who fight over lemon if we have any. When we were away and went out for dinner at the surf club, they snuck up to the counter and took a piece of lemon each for the trip home....And now to lego men, countless heads, hands, visors, helmets and hats found in this house....

MARILYN said...

Wow, I LOVE!! what you did here with those material, the dictionary pages background, and the mix of gingham fabric with the other elements looks fantastic!! AWESOME!!! headless lego men...Mmmm where he hid their heads??ja,ja!...boy thing!!
Hugs!!!

MARILYN said...

Ups, I forgot to say you, Thanks for the loving and for the visit, I really appreciate it!!
Hugs!

Leanne said...

HA!!! Love the lego men!!! Unfortunately I seem to be stepping on them around here! LOL!

ABSOLUTELY LOVE your LO. Gorgeous!!

Celeste Vermeend said...

Well done! A supreme effort with no white cardstock..Shock Horror! I shudder to think what I would do without it!!

Leanne said...

hate to see it if you actually had supplies.. awesome page Jules.. love it all.. and oh looks like i get to look forward to headless lego men..

Chantal said...

Classic!!!! (About the lego men!) My daughters do stuff like that - especially my youngest! Such a crack up! Especially when you come across them randomly! Love your page! I sorta think sometimes the less you have, the more creative you get!!! In a way!!!

Heather Jacob said...

how creative and resourceful are YOU !!?? fantastic result.. absolutely love it .. great pics too .. hugs x

Tanya Tahir said...

hehe gotta love little boys eh? I have two of them so I hear ya!! You are one creative lady - this layout is incredible!!! Love how you improvised with the white :)

Mal said...

wow that is amazing julie! love how you stitched the PP together....all the bits just look fantastic!

Anita S said...

hi julie!!! found ur blog doing a bit of hopping!!! love ur work, so inspiring!!! n to think u had no yellow papers or white cardstock.......... hehe LOVE the effect.
congrats on ur prizes for both KIU n White with 1!!!