Sunday, May 6, 2012

What's Happening Over at True XOXO Scrap?!

Hi everyone! We've had some changes going on over at True XOXO scrap so you should go check it out!
Old news is that we've changed our blog address to:

Secondly we've got a new blog header! Congrats to Mary Chong who designed it! Great job :)

Finally, this month we've got a new challenge, the UNconventional color challenge...we were challenged to either use colors that didn't typically "go" together or colors that we didn't like to scrap with.

Here's my page:

I love neutrals on others' pages but find I have a tough time of using it myself. I'm more of a brights kinda girl so my challenge to myself was to make a page with primarily browns and creams. Of course I HAD to throw a touch of mauve in there;)

Most everything is homemade. The fabric flowers I made out of muslin and the paper flowers were a gift from Krista aka {Puppet}...thank you! The background is calligraphy paper that I painted, misted, and stamped. I then distressed some plain notebook paper with distress inks and tore some cardboard to tuck under the photo. Some masking tape, some washi tape, some twine and of course some gesso and I was done.

Plain muslin flower

Distress inked muslin flower

And you know what? I like it! This might encourage me to come out of my neutral shell..... So what colors are you "afraid" of? Try you hand at it and link it up over at True XOXO!!

Thank you so much for all your visits and comments.........cheers!


  1. Its funny, I've been thinking lately that I am liking the neutrals more and more, and I wish I could scrap more of my stuff in those colours. I just can't get enough of it! The colours I am afraid of is basically anything bright paired with a plain white bg. I don't think I can do it, though I've been thinking of challenging myself to and see how it turns out...fingers crossed...!!!

    1. You can do it! Take that white background and own it..change it to work with the brights:)

  2. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the neutral colour palette and all the homemade elements Miae! Looks awesome! :)

  3. Oh my gosh, Miae! You are my hero! I am in awe of all that handmade, something-from-nothing goodness you've created for this layout! Just gorgeous! The colors I am afraid of?? Yellow and purple. Believe it or not, I had a bad experience with yellow and purple in Kindergarten, and I am apparently still traumatized! Lol!

  4. This is amazing!!! I love it sooo much!!! You have certainly ROCKED this challenge! I'll have to check out this site - I'd be afraid of this challenge too - but for sure it's worth doing! Thanks for sharing and you are very welcome for the intro to Scrap for Help! It's a very easy blog to play along with isn't it - and it's fun to use "rubbish" - so to speak! Take care! :D

  5. Honey what an amazing layout, those blooms are sooo beautiful and the colors, wow gorgeous, thanks for the love on my blog! HUGS!!!


  6. Beautiful work Miae, I truly loved this when I first saw it at Homemade flowers are so beautiful, I wish I had more time to make some, these ones are just stunning! I love your layering too, fantastic job:):)
    Hugs, Stace x

  7. oh my.....this is just STUNNING!!!! LOVE every little detail! xxx

  8. Hi Miae! I really missed seeing your creations while I was away! This LO is so pretty, and it's great that you tried something else and it worked. Same with me for this one - I liked what I did in the end! Great work! x

  9. YES! You can do that too!!! It’s absolutely gorgeous!!! xoxo

  10. Miae! I love your blog and love visiting it! This layout is absolutely beautiful! Your photo and how you scrapped it with nuetrals is just gorgeous! I love all of your wonderful little details! TFS!!!!!

  11. You wouldn't think that you struggle with neutrals because this is gorgeous! I LOVE The flowers!

  12. Wow this page is freeking awesome! You are so talented!

  13. Oh i adore your brown eyed girl page... fantastic texture and layers. also what a great chance for me to come by and get a heap of colorful inspiration for you! i love that page using all the strips of paper like the suns rays! also your amazing art journal pages... fantastic! thanks for popping by my place to!

  14. Miae, I love this adorable layout. Lots of texture and layers, yummy.
    Those flowers are totally awesome. Thank you for great inspiration.
    Thank you for all the sweet comments in my blog. <3

  15. wow wow wow!!! beautiful! love those flowers!


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