Saturday, 14 September 2013

#100-6 Inspired by 100%

I am lucky enough to get a lot of presents from my husband who is travelling a lot right now for business and who likes to brings goodies back for me. It's fun to see what's caught his eye and maybe even to see what trends there are on the other side of the world.

Take the neon trend for example. He told me he'd seen a lot of it. I told him it was kind of trendy right now but I thought I might be too old to carry it off. But it did appeal.

So, I wasn't too surprised when last time he came back and he proudly presented me with not one but four neon coloured handbags! With matching make-up bags and coin purses. Ha ha. Very typical. And so very, very me. He knows me very, very well.

Now, not all four colourways are my absolute favouites but I have been carrying them every day since I got them so I guess that says it all. And I'm fully aware that many people think I'm crazy and wouldn't be seen carrying one. But who cares what others think. These beauties belong to me :-)

I Instagrammed this photo recently, captioning it "and everyone thinks I'm so black and white" which wasn't supposed to be dramatic. I really think it's kind of true. As soon as I printed it off, I knew I wanted to follow that sort of idea to turn it into a layout.

Using my August Solitude Counterfeit kit, I sorted out all those neutrals and greys to make up a seriously colour-free layout so that this photo really jumps out. It's a bit like the tone-on-tone prompt we had a few weeks ago (check it out here).

I knew this was the layout for the 100% Whimsical Musings WM#100 prompt (here), I just wasn't quite sure of how that would fit into the story. While I sorted out the product and started layering things up, the title and journalling started forming in my mind.

Yes, I might give the impression of being rather monochrome, a bit conservative and somewhat unfashionable, but there is a colourful side of me that many either don't know about, or don't notice.

Where did the 100% prompt take you?

Don't forget that you have just two days left to load up your layouts in our Flickr Gallery to be in for a chance to win one of two great prizes. We have one prize for those of who who have created a layout based on one of the WM#100 prompts and another for anyone tackling any of the previous 99 layouts.

Check out my post here to see details of the prizes. Go on! You know you want to! Who doesn't like a giveaway?!?


  1. Unfashionable? Monochrome? Not in my eyes from what I see over here! I love the way you took the neutrals from your kit to set the backdrop for the serious splash of color in those bags. How fun are they?! I love the sprinkling of sequins (just picked some up the other day) and the asterisks in your percent signs. 100% love this one :)

  2. Oh my goodness I am MADLY in love with a)your layout -totally lifting this idea! I have been toying with a very grey page idea so this is very inspiring, and b)those FAB purses! You are a lucky woman to have a husband who ferrets out the best bits to bring home to you :~D

  3. Wowee! LOve your neutral background which in turn makes your photo pop off the page.

  4. A stunning layout, I absolutely love how that photo pops off the page :)

  5. love how the photo pops against the grey and white background

  6. Wow this is stunning. I love how your layout has a clean & simple feel, but also has such great texture and details. The colorful photo really pops against the neutral background, Perfect :)


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