Sunday, February 27, 2011

Song sung blue...

...everybody knows one.

I admit it. I'm not even a closet fan. I love Neil Diamond.
He sort of sums up my childhood in so many ways. If I close my eyes, I can see my mother, dancing, smiling and singing along while doing the dishes, folding laundry or cooking - to Neil Diamond on the record player.
There's so much love and happiness attached to his voice, for me.

...and I love me some blues.
Not necessarily the music, but the colour. I'm a huge fan of blues, greens and browns. I am drawn to the earthier tones of colours, even if I do appreciate the striking happiness that a bold yellow or a bright pink radiates - I'm always going back to my soft calming earth tones.

That's why I was happy when my guest designer kit for Magdas contained a lot of "my colours". Browns, dusky turquoises and greens. Browns, creme white and shabby reds - and then there was the pretty brown of the corrugated cardboard from the actual packaging, that went so well with the papers - I just had to tear it up and use that too...
It's always so much fun to use things someone else picks out, and I like to try and make different stuff with it. That's why I made two summerLOs and one very wintery one, using the same kit. I'm gonna start by showing a sumemry one - just because I am a bit tired of the snow.

Here's Emmy:



Thank you, Magdas, for trusting me with one of your guestDT spots. :)

11 sweethearts left feedback:

Mio said...

Sååå fint - och ja, Neil Diamond rockar! ;-)

Kim Sonksen said...

Ha! I LOVE Neil Diamond...and I am now going to have this song in my head for the rest of the day...LOL

Gorgeous Layout - I always get totally dreamy when I see your layouts *swoon*

Cassie said...

I also LOVE Neil Diamond! Saving Silverman rocks!! I am so excited about Neil's concert this summer! i cannot wait to see him!!! =)
Gorgeous Layout!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Now I have "Sweet Caroline" stuck in my head! LOL!!! I loveeeeeeeee this!! GORGEOUS flowers and loving the bling! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Keri said...

Gorgeous...love the shimmer-tipped hyacinths, and the way you used just a couple simple differently-stitched lines, as well as the lovely distressed/sewn paper-strips.

AnnaB said...

Uuuunderbart fint...!!!

Laetitia67 said...

woawwwwwwww!!!!! your page is so beautiful!!!!
Hugs from France :)
Laetitia67

teacher jessy said...

I love couple of his songs and you did awesome again!! You scrap so beautifully... drool!!

tinajo said...

Supernice! :-)

Kristy said...

WOW! I'm not a Neil fan lol BUT I AM a fan of you and this LO is rawkin! Totally gorg with the distressing and stitching! LOVELY!

LG said...

I love everything about this!