Hi, Crate Paper fans, it's Lucy Edson and I'm so excited to be hosting a new monthly challenge for you here on the Crate Paper Blog. Color is a driving force in my work and something that really inspires me. I'd like to invite you to come play with color with me each and every month and have the chance to win some gorgeous Crate Paper goodness!
This month's prize is a Crate Paper Collection Pack of your choice!!!
Here's how the challenge will work:
- I'll post a monthly color palette - it might be an inspiration photo, color swatches or a different combination from Crate Papers - old and new.
- I will show my inspiration from the color palette. You look at the palette and draw your own inspiration.
- You may submit a layout, card or project to be eligible. Projects need to be submitted by midnight (EST) Dec 10th - that is a week. Email it to me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- You may use the colors in any proportion you wish, as long as you use the 3 colors in the palette. And you may add black, white or kraft paper to the colors.
- Projects must use at least 50% Crate Paper - you may mix any paper lines you like, old and new.
- The winner will be announced on December 12th and I'll share some of my favorite projects here on the blog on date. The winner will selected based on creativity and quality of work.
This week's palette is based on the colors from Peyton Ellie from the Paper Doll Collection by Crate Paper. So many times a lot of the work is done for you with a patterned paper - the color matching is already there - just pull out the colors and select your own papers!
I love to mix and match collections and add in bits and pieces from my stash and I hope this will encourage you to do the same. If you notice at the bottom of my storyboard - I've pulled a color swatch from the paper colors - it made this palette so quick and easy to pull together.
Your inspiration board:
My layout: And just so you know....this is not what I call myself....lol. The journaling tells this humorous story. ;)
I combined papers from Snow Days, Restoration and Pink Plum to go with the palette. A layout is never finished with out some black or white for me, so that goes in, too.
A great tip.....if you are struggling to find a perfect color match, why not use paint or mist? And you'll add a special artistic touch to your work.
I can't wait to see your interpretation of this color palette!