How are you doing this November morning? Here in Idaho, the weather has taken quite the turn and the wind is howling at my door!  I do believe that “Old Man Winter” is ready to settle in for a spell. Gone are the brightly colored hues of summer and warm, sunny days! It’s down right yucky and drab outside! So what do I do when I need a boost of positive energy on a dark, dreary day like today? I grab a favorite photo from a beautiful day at the park, a stack of vibrant-hued papers, and get to work creating a fun and colorful page to brighten my mood!

“Tackling the Teacups” by Nancy Burke

Colors of Magic #121

The photo I used on my page of Crystal and I and the photo for the color palette were taken within minutes of each other in Disneyland at the Teacups ride. Can you believe this was Crystal’s very first time riding them? It was so fun!

I LOVE this palette so much that I think I could probably use it for every single photo taken in Fantasyland! Something about these color just makes me so happy!

For my corner embellishment, I layered swirls cut from green patterned paper using the Mouse Flourish Cutting Die. I topped them off with the teacups image from the Alice In Wonderland Printed Acrylics.

I tucked three Small Padded Appliques behind my photo for a bit of sparkle.

I love that swirl-patterned vellum I used on my background! I layered the swirl pattern onto two sheets of plain vellum to make the colorful  diamond print patterned paper a bit more muted. This helps keep the colorful background from competing visually with my photo and other embellishments.

I also used this cute new We’re All Mad Here Cutting Die and cut out my image from white cardstock for a more subtle tone-on-tone accent. With so many other things going on with this page, I decided that something more subtle would be perfect for that spot.

I hope this palette brightens your day as much as it has mine! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have been inspired to create your own colorful work of art!

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From all of us at DCC, Have a Magical Day!