Hello Hello! The Color Challenge is once again as we welcome the first Friday of the month! It's always nice to take a little break but I for one was quite ready to get back into these challenges! Are you ready?
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Color Challenge time! Last month was a vacation month for me which has left me completely inspired by the bright eye-catching colors that surrounded us as we traveled from sunny Arizona through The Golden State all the way up to the Oregon coast. I was counting down the days until we returned home and I could start scrapbooking all the photos that I had been taking! So this month's color combination is inspired by everything I found on vacation!
This month's color combination is: Vintage Linen - Pear Green - Sea Glass Blue
the August inspiration wire:
some nitty-gritty details about the challenge:
- You may submit a card, layout or project to be eligible. Projects need to be submitted by: August 12th please email your work to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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: August 14th (Tuesday), 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.
To start, I've made a a couple of pages to go inside of a mini album I started just for our vacation photos! Each page is just 6x6 which ends up being a perfect size for smaller photos and a couple of handmade embellishments.
I made 2 standard layouts for our challenge also! For my first layout I wanted to use as much scrap paper as possible. I've been collecting it all these months and now it was time to put it to good use! I started with a sheet of cardstock and a few pieces of the 6x6 patterned paper and continued layering smaller pieces of paper until I had a very heavily layered base. I sewed most of these papers into place, (I'm super impressed with my trusty sewing machine!) but I also used some scotch and washi tape, in coordinating colors from the color palette, to keep papers in place.
I clipped my photo to the top of my layout, added some sparkly Thickers, some strip journaling and my page was complete!
I'll admit that I've always wanted to try creating a layout incorporating one large photo and very minimal embellishing and that's exactly how my 'Home grown' layout came to be! I snipped a Pretty Party Foil Frame in half to use as part of my title. I loved pairing the frame with this layout because it's a bit dressy and I liked the contrast of the casual stenciled letters and the almost formal gold quality of the frame! I'm always looking to add something slightly unexpected to my layouts, I think it keeps scrapbooking fun!
So now it's your turn! Sort through all of your Crate Paper, new and old, to find those summery colored papers and embellishments. I can't wait to see what projects you send me! - Hopefully you'll be as inspired as I was!
Have a wonderful weekend! ~ Tara