Hello-hello! Tara here again and since it's this first Friday of the month that can only mean one thing.... Color Challenge time! I'm super excited about this challenge, so excited that I've added a little something extra for the first time this month! March, for us here in the Southwest is the beginning of Spring. Flowers are blooming, tiny succulent gardens are being planted and the days are warm and sunny. For this month I knew I had to use the great outdoors as my inspiration!
The color palette for this month is: champange peach - emerald green - charchol grey
and the inspiration wire:
and here's the extra part of this challenge! I couldn't decide on which color combination I liked more, so I decided 2 would be better than one! Feel free to choose from either palette this month. (Or you can use all the colors together as I did!)
palette #2 - tulip pink - champange peach - emerald green
Just a few guide-lines for the challenge before we start:
- You may submit a card, layout or project or mini album to be eligible. Projects need to be submitted by midnight (EST) March 12th . Please email your work to: email@example.com
- You may use the colors in any proportion you wish, as long as you use all 3 colors in the palette. And you may add black, white or kraft paper to the colors.
- Projects must use at least 75% Crate Paper - you may mix any paper lines you like, old and new.
- The winner will be announced on March 14th and I'll share some of my favorite projects here on the blog.
- The winner will be selected based on creativity and quality of work.
I love creating little pieces of art-work to hang on the walls of my craft room and this gave me a great reason to put to use the journal cards from the Story Teller collection! (You're going to LOVE the Story Teller collection, the papers are so versatile!) I sewed a quick fabric banner and pieced together a tiny ticket stub, and a layered paper embellishment complete with a sparkly emerald. With the help of a little metal clip, my wall art is ready for hanging!
My love of confetti and sequins has evolved into a love of circles. I really the look of using one shape for the 'base' of a layout. Here, for my Carry On layout, I mixed up various sized circles in different colors. Did I already mention that you are going to love-love the new Story Teller collection.... just making sure! (I also used paper from the Paper Heart, Peppermint, and Random collections.)
My last contribution for the challenge is a simple layered card for a sweet friend. I've mentioned before that I have a tendency to use fabric along side paper in almost everything I make! I created this little card by combining a layer of fabric and a layer of paper until I had enough contrasting colors and then added a chipboard typewriter and my title.
Alright friends those are my projects - now it's your turn! I hope you'll be inspired to create something lovely this month using our color combination and I'll be back on the 14th to showcase some of your artwork and to share the winner of the March Color Challenge!
Happy Creating! ~ Tara