What does Marilyn Monroe...have to do with football?

What does Marilyn Monroe...

...have to do with football? Not much, other than the fact that this color palette led me to a picture from last fall, taken at a local high school football game.


I'm not even sure that fall had officially started yet, but football season was underway. I managed to capture this moment of auntie-nephew bliss one Friday night. Had my boys not been there, Caitlin's face would have looked more like Marilyn's in that photo above (she's not much of a football fan).

I don't often use black as a background, but the night time setting of my photo seemed to call for it. I added white mist to soften the background and mimic the stadium lights. I layered strips of paper with die-cut pieces and punched borders to contain my photo and tucked hidden journaling on a tag behind the picture. Because the papers were so busy, I opted for simple embellishments - cabochons and a fabric-covered brad.

As you scrap your photos this fall, consider using a color palette inspired by something other than the usual autumn leaves and pumpkins. You may find that Marilyn and football really do go hand in hand. Happy scrapping!
GCD Studios Supplies Used -
Die-cut Paper
Dark green paper
Lighter green paper
Text paper


  1. Love your design! Especially with the white on the background, makes everything pop!