Hi everyone! Tara here with an all new Color Palette challenge for the month of May but first - I'd like to announce the winner of my Pretty Party Giveaway! Our lucky winner is:
Posted by: Angela Fehr
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May is certainly the start of summer for us, hot days spent in the pool and the warm evenings are perfect for neighborhood bike rides. I also think May is a perfect month for jumping into some new light summery colors! In doing so, I decided to challenge myself a bit with the color combination this month. I wanted to step outside my typical comfy color choices and choose a combination that 1. didn't include pink and 2. was more suited for everyday type photos. Hopefully you'll like the colors this month and will be inspired to create something lovely for the challenge!
This month's color combination is: Marshmallow White, Marigold Orange and Aqua Blue
and our inspiration wire:
Just a few guide-lines for the challenge before we start:
- You may submit a card, layout or project to be eligible. Projects need to be submitted by: May 13th 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: May 14th (Monday), 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.
The color combination this month reminded me a bit of water color paints. Something about a teal blue and orange together that's very playful and artsy! I took my cue from that very inspiration and decided to do a little painting on my own layout! (If you find your paper warping a bit after the paint dries, try using an iron, set at the lowest setting and carefully iron the backside of the paper.)
I decided to use the aqua blue as my main color paired with a multiple layers of white paper and fabric and the orange acted as an accent color. I love playing with different proportions of each color until I find just the right combination for my layout! I thought these photos of my kids and their friend complimented the playful colors this month and I was happy to finally have a reason to use them!
My favorite part of this layout (other than the photos) is this little button card I created from a small piece of fabric. I sewed white buttons from both the new Pretty Party and the StoryTeller Collections to make a textured focal point of the layout and I love the one stand-out orange button amongst the layers of white!
It's your turn now! Sort through your Crate paper and pull the matching colors and let's get creative! I'll be back later on this weekend to update the submission date for our color challenge so please check back soon for that date and I look forward to seeing your projects! Good luck everyone and Happy Creating