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Friday, 18 March 2011

Welcome to The Color Room Blog Hop

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Hi!!
Welcome to the Color Room’s First annual Blog HOP.

We are celebrating our 50th Palette, and we have some amazing things to share with you this week.
You can see the palette HERE
You have just come from NAOMI’s blog, how talented is she

Here is what I created from the ‘whitewashed’ His Room Palette
ekkkk (this was a challenge for me, where's my bright colours, hehehe)I do have to admit though this has now turned into one of my favourites







Just for something fun here's a few things you may or may not already know about me ;)


UPCLOSE AND PERSONAL with
“Nicole Pomeroy”

1.      I am from Queensland Australia (not going to mention the town cause you'd find me EASILY) and I am currently Designing for The Color Room, Helmar, Annas Craft Cupoard, Scrap the Boys, Kraft it Up and Get Picky (yes I'm busy) 

2.      I Live with my husband and our four children, our dog and a million other creatures who have decided to make our place home too

3.      On my desk right now you will find: (how long do you have) scissors, messy paint and mist splatters, tape backs, scraps of paper, the odd flower, material, gesso, bling, my dymo, a ruler, pens, a box of dt projects, usually my phone and my camera too, ummm I think I will stop before I embarass myself. You can probably tell I need to clean up.

4.      My favourite colours to work with at the moment:  yellow, umm yellow and maybe aqua. But yep I'm loving yellow, oh and green

5.      What kind of themes do you often scrap? Not a huge theme scrapper. You will find pages on the kids birthdays but they aren't full blown birthday related layouts, and I don't think I've ever scrapped Christmas, I just do whatever, more of a moment person and just becuase I like scrapping.

6.      Where do you scrap?  I am VERY lucky to have my own scrap space. It's still a work in progress but I love having all my artwork around me :)

7.      What is your scrapping process?  Scrap Process.... is that a trick question?? I don't really have a process, sometimes I will start with a photo, other times I'll create a background and then you have those times where you just start throwing things a a piece of card and hope for the best.

8.      My favourite food: I'd like to say chocolate but right now I'm trying to loose the last few kg's of baby weight so it's just not doing it for me. Really though I say fruit. I love summer because of all the stone fruit and the melons. Fruit bat from way back.

9.      My top 3 favourite tools: scissors, HS distresser, sewing machine

10.  I get my inspiration from: many places, magazines, the internet, surfing blogs, nature, letting my kids design my backgrounds ;) my fellow DT members

11. This week I've decided to create my background from material, I hunted down an old pair of denim shorts and ended up cutting off the legs (I now have a pair of shorty shorts, win win really). Measured out the size I wanted, cut it out and then this is where it gets fun :)

- you need to find an object to use for distressing, something that is coarse, I used a pumice stone thingy to start with, you can use a very heavy sandpaper too.


-I've also dropped bleech in places

- Once this had been washed, I realised it wasn't distressed enough so I used a serrated edge knife (trust me should have used this first place much easier and really tears into the fabric) 



- Last step I used my Heidi Swapp mask and some gesso to add dots randomly.
(Don't mind everything scattered around my project ;) )

Please feel free to try this technique on your challenge this week join the Color room and participate HERE

Remember to leave a comment answering the question below to be in the running for this weeks special prize

What is ONE of the items on my desk right now?

Thanks so much for stopping by

Next you are heading to PHILLIPA’s Blog HERE cant wait to see what she has done with the palette

Thanks so Much for joining in, I hope I've inspired you in some way

and remember to leave your comment
and you can check out my previous blog post for something extra you can win


Nicole
xx

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69 comments:

SCRAPLICA said...

Hi Nicole!! I loveeeeeee your project and this amazing background!!! It's fantastic!!!! I will try this some day!!!
Nicole... the answer for your wuestion is:
"scissors, messy paint and mist splatters, tape backs, scraps of paper, the odd flower, material, gesso, bling, your dymo, a ruler, pens, a box of dt projects, usually your phone and your camera too"
I am a folower now!! I loved all that I saw here!
Hugs from Lívia.

said...

I love your LoO this week!
The answer is:
scissors, messy paint and mist splatters, tape backs, scraps of paper, the odd flower, material, gesso, bling, your dymo, a ruler, pens, a box of dt projects, usually your phone and your camera too

alexandra s.m. said...

You are so incredibly creative Nicole!
Love your "page" and composition!
Absolutely gorgeous

TFS.

Jules said...

oh the denim is brilliant nic... just perfect! i LOVE it!! x

Natalie said...

Ok so this has got to be my fave so far! LOVE the denim! answer - your dymo {love mine too}

Renee Aslette said...

Hi Nicole,

What an innovativ page!! Looks sensational.

One of the things on my desk at the moment is crackle paint. Have been using it on the past few projects and am currently in the middle of a massive clean up!! Before I start the #50 sketch.

Thanks for sharing a little of you with us!

Tan E-Zen said...

Awesome layout!!!:D answer- bling!!! I just LOVE those sparkly shiny bling:):)

Jen said...

Love what you did with the denim, you make me think outside the square! One thing on your desk, your "camera"...Thanks for the inspiration.

Steph Devlin said...

Hey Miss Yellow Gal, Only you could use a piece of denim clothing and totally pull it off ... lol. Absolutely rocking Nic. I love what you have done here ......

BabyBokChoy said...

Seriously, can this BE more amazing???!!! holy BUCKETS!!! I mean, wowowowowwwwwwwwwww!!!

Stacey Young said...

Awesome Nic, so creative!!! Kobi has one of those hats too....they are the cutest x

Ceci said...

I have to become the 12th person to love this, lol...because it's amazing, so creative, I definitely love it. ;)

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Hi Nicole!!!
I just Love what you did with the denim!!!!!So gorgeus at all!!!
Fantastic job!!
"scissors, messy paint and mist splatters, tape backs, scraps of paper, the odd flower, material, gesso, bling, your dymo, a ruler, pens, a box of dt projects, usually your phone and your camera too"
I am a folower now!! I loved all that I saw here!
Hugs from Brazil
Cynthia

Tanya Tahir said...

oooo so THIS is what you used those jeans for!! Looove love love this, Nic ;)

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing with us. I'm so enjoying this journey. LOVE your use of the denim! One thing on your desk right now: Messy paint and mist splatters.
Blessings, Karen

Mina974 said...

Wow!! Very beautiful layout!!!
One of your item on your desk is your scissors!!!
Kisses. Mina

Lari Scrap said...

Hi, Nicole!!!
Wow - I love reading more about you! You are so creative! I thought a lot this week about creating something abour and with blue jeans - then I abandoned the idea - now, after seeing your wonderful creation - I regret!!
Have a nice weekend!!!! Thanks for all the inspiration and for such a nice post
xo
Larissa

ecila said...

Hi Nicole!
I love your LO! It's amazing!
And answer: scissors, messy paint and mist splatters, tape backs, scraps of paper, the odd flower, material, gesso, bling, your dymo, a ruler, pens, a box of dt projects, your phone and camera too;]

Big hug
Ecila

naop said...

How creative!! I am in love with it, Nicole. I surely have to give this a go sometimes. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!!

Maria said...

Great layout - love the full denim background. Boys and denim hats go hand in hand.

On your desk - camera.....

Agnieszka said...

Very beautiful layout!!!

The answer for your question is : the odd flower.

Janine K said...

Fabulous page, love the way you have re-purposed the denim.

Bertram said...

Love that you've used jeans for the background.
The answer to your question is: scissors, messy paint and mist splatters, tape backs, scraps of paper, the odd flower, material, gesso, bling, your dymo, a ruler, pens, a box of dt projects, usually your phone and your camera too
Hugs Linda

Helena Virpi said...

That denim is fantastic. Thanks for the technique tip. One item on your desk is gesso:)

sarah said...

Oh my such an awesome layout! That denim looks so cool. Thanks for sharing the distressing process of it.
Answer: messy paint

Lisa K said...

Have always admired your work and this explains why - who else could cut a pair of shorts and make them look SO COOL!!!!
Wicked - scissors and mess on your desk - sounds like mine!! LOL

Paper Boutique said...

wow what a cool background, loved the process, I can see your tape measure!!!

Camila Borssoi said...

Hi,
love your technique!
One of yout itens in your desk is tape backs.

Julie Blanc said...

the idea to use denim as a whole background is absolutely genius!

Romy said...

Wow, what an amazing idea to use denim as a background. It is absolutely gorgeous! The answer is: scissors, messy paint and mist splatters, tape backs, scraps of paper, the odd flower, material, gesso, bling, your dymo, a ruler, pens, a box of dt projects, usually your phone and your camera too

PapillonRose said...

une page intéressante ! bravo
L'un des articles présent sur ton bureau est : your phone

Taj White said...

stunning! love the denim background and letters. Super cool boy layout!

Pam Pritzl said...

OMG ... I NEVER would have thought to use denim as a background ... truly amazing ... love, love, love this layout!

I also have bling, ruler and camera on my desk :)

Conni said...

Fantastic and absolutely extraordinary!!!
The answer is:
scissors, messy paint and mist splatters, tape backs, scraps of paper, the odd flower, material, gesso, bling, your dymo, a ruler, pens, a box of dt projects, usually your phone and your camera too.

Rhonda's Ramblings said...

scissors

Luv2ScrapMawma said...

love your Lo The answer is:
scissors, messy paint and mist splatters, tape backs, scraps of paper, the odd flower, material, gesso, bling, your dymo, a ruler, pens, a box of dt projects, usually your phone and your camera too

Audiene said...

One of the things on your desk is gesso. What a neat and unique layout background of denim. Suits the palette wonderfully!

Vicky Alberto said...

amazing denim work -- paints and mist are great!

Lene - Nabon said...

WOW this is just so creative! Love the distress job on the denim! Great LO, great job!

Cathy said...

Amazing LO Nicole.. Adore the recycled & altered denim background.. so very creative!! The answer: gesso (loving this atm). Have a fab day :)

Sam Bailey said...

Wow Nicole, what a fantastic idea for your background, very unique and it works wonderfully.
In answer to your question something that is on your desk is some messy paint & mist splatters

Pink Heather said...

scissors

OMG! I LOVE THIS. I am checking my kids' closet for old jeans. I am so lifting your layout idea this weekend. So glad my hubby's on nights 'cause I'm going to be busy.

Heidi Kelley said...

Love, love, LOVE this !!!!!! Frickin, frackin, brilliant.

scrappin_in_AK said...

fabulous page - love, love the denim b/g. so creative. One of the things on your desk are scissors

Asia said...

Wow, such what unusual materials!And answer is: scissors, messy paint... and more :)

craftysprinkles said...

Awesome page!! One of the items on your desk right now are scissors :)

Zeffy said...

Paper and many other things...i mean how can one create without these things...love love the denim!!!well done..

sandi said...

What a neat background! One item on your desk is scissors!

sandi said...

Love your background! One of the items on your desk is scissors!

Belinda said...

Totally fabulous layout Nicole!! Amazing work with the denim background!!! One thing on your desk right now? "The odd flower"
Cheers B-)

eila.sandberg said...

He he you totally heard Lydell on the recycling theme! how cool is this, denim! you are a wild gal Nic and wonderfully so! gesso, bling, dynamo are a few of the stuff sitting on your desk à la creativissimo at the mo. xx

phillipa said...

Nicole I love what you have done with the denim!!! What a fab layout and idea!!

thecraftyladybug said...

Really cool layout and great technique! Answer: one of the items on your desk, right now, is your camera.

Paper Boutique said...

Nicole I had to come back and share I took one of my DH jeans and torn it to pieces and used it on my LO. Thanks so much for the insiration, can you please visit to see if I made it justice?
http://thecolorroom.ning.com/photo/tcr-50-sweet?commentId=5169387%3AComment%3A239374&xg_source=msg_com_photo

Scrapbookdoll said...

Love the jeans layout
and one of the things on your desk is mistsplatter
Marie-Anne

Patricia Folchert said...

Such a cool layout created from denim- so innovative. One of the items on your desk is your phone.

Becky Jo Miltimore said...

SCISSORS are on your desk right now! Using denim for this color palette was GENIUS!...I love it!

Jessica said...

Love that jean look! Scissors are just one of the items on your desk at the moment.

Tamara DeCoito said...

I will look at jeans in a new light
Scraps of paper on your desk

Leeann Pearce said...

go the jeans... reuse and save awesome stuff!

liana suwandi said...

your denim project's so stunning and brilliant idea.

Felicity said...

hey miss nic :)) love that page on the denim.
answer: gesso x

Blossom inch said...

love your tutorial and layout. my answer is scissors

Sylvia said...

Hi Nicole! Love that denim treatment. I'm totally into using fabric ATM. To answer your question: (I'm glad I don't have to account for my desk...) One of the things on your desk is gesso. xoxo S

Carmen said...

HI Nicole! Lovely layout!!! Thanks for share your technique! The answer is: Scissors, messy paint and mist splateers, tape backs, scraps of paper, the odd flower, material, gesso, bling, your dymo, a ruler, pens, a box of dt projects, usually your phone and your camera too.

Tina said...

WOWzer! LOVE< LOVE< LOVE this!!! So creative....love the style and just everything!!!!

This is what you have on your desk right now:
scissors, messy paint and mist splatters, tape backs, scraps of paper, the odd flower, material, gesso, bling, my dymo, a ruler, pens, a box of dt projects, usually my phone and my camera too,

Amanda Leal said...

Hi Nicole,
Great page and beautiful background!
The answer: a box of dt projects!
kisses from Brazil!

anjapotters said...

Hi Nicole, no jeans is ever going to be safe in this house LOL!!

Love your project!!

And I think I like 'the odd flower' on your desk most ;)

Byebye from the Netherlands

finnabair said...

totally cool idea with this jeand and really fu technique - huge wow!