Wednesday, 24 August 2016

All There in Black and White

Before I start I have to tell you that I can't say anything about Bumper Gate, or Crash Gate, or even Gate Gate, as it is variously known round here, because I'm under some kind of embargo. Or maybe it's a restraining order? It can be a little difficult to keep up, living with a half-way-to-being-a lawyer

Sian Fair for Get It Scrapped

Keep Up, or Keep Your Head Down; both are good options, with Keep Your Head Down just having the edge right now, what with - well, you know what with. It wasn't me! I don't get to drive the little white car nearly often enough. It's a lot of fun round the city, easy to park, too, except when - sorry, sorry, I can't seem to stop myself. Come on, Sian, think of the consequences.

Maybe I should talk about the page instead. It came about because Get It Scrapped asked for a layout using an on trend colour combination (for this new blog article). I don't often begin with the colour, so I let this one stew away in the background for a few days until I realised that all I needed to make a start was a black and white photo, which would give me a free hand to choose any fresh colour combination I liked. It was chance that about five minutes after deciding this I spotted a pin of a picture from Instyle magazine: pink and green it would be.


I had a different title in mind when I started; but this one appeared in my head as I worked and it was too hard to resist. It's a jokey reference to the whole colour combo idea, and to the photo, and, of course, to those rules. You can read the rules for yourself. I have nothing to say, except it wasn't me! And I can play The Smiths in my own car, thanks!

With grateful thanks to Get It Scrapped, for another page which probably would never had been made without their suggestion. I've been with the team for three years now and I'm delighted to say that I'm staying on next year too. It'll be my pleasure

14 comments:

Susanne said...

Well this post resonates in lot of ways with me. I myself had my head down over a little crash gate or tree gate or you didn't get it quite into "park" gate incident yesterday. The key is to immediately fess up to the better half and then thank the stars above I wasn't driving his much larger car. So we have moved on, (much like my car did without me yesterday.)

I love that you've used so much color on the page with your b/w photo - darling layout.

Lynette Jacobs said...

We all have those moments :-D
Love this trendy layout...great colors.

debs14 said...

A little white Fiat car, the colours of the Italian flag and a story about someone else having a mishap - lovely!

Maggie said...

Sharing a car is always tricky. Changing the radio, heating. Older daughter sometimes borrows younger daughter 's car because hers only takes two (Land Rover) then leaves rubbish behind her. Not playing the game!

Lizzy Hill said...

Oh, I think I'd be ducking my head a bit too:) Leave it to them.....loved your page. Went and took a peek at the other colour combos......fabulous LOs all of them. Of course, yours has that journaling....which I [clearly] ADORE!!!

Karen said...

Another fab page, and I'm always interested in the process. Starting with the B&W photo was a great idea.

Ruth said...

Lovely page ... I do love a wee Fiat 500 and I hope it isn't too badly dented ...

Mitra Pratt said...

oh my turn is coming! thanks for showing me a glimpse of the future! Love this layout, it's super cool!

Patio Postcards said...

Great page & perfect timing, I have a few black & white photos to scrap so your page is a good reference point of how to bring colour to the page without over whelming the photo. As to your story, yes stick to it ... keep your head down & tonight I will write in my gratitude journal that I do not have to share a car (col).

alexa said...

Ouch. I'm wincing here. Hoping both little car and gate will be just fine. And the driver too ... I guess 'no talking about bumps' will be on that list shortly. The green and pink is such a pretty combination and I am admiring the stripe motif in its different guises.

Melissa said...

Oh goodness! What a lovely page - I like the idea of starting with the b&w photo so you can choose any fresh color combo that you like!

Jennifer Shaw said...

LOL Hope they work it out. Sharing is a good thing! Love this page. So striking!

Jo said...

Great page and I love the rules :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous layout Sian!
xx

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