Hello-hello again! Tara here with our September Crate Color Challenge! The month of September always reminds me of the beginning of Fall, not for us here in the Southwest of course, but others who are lucky enough to be moving into the new changing season will soon be welcoming pretty autumn colors! (You can color me envious!) With that said, I wanted to be inspired by some of those warmer Autumn tones and create a color palette that catered to Fall and maybe a little Summer. The result: a warm-cool pallet that when combined with white or black will produce 2 very different looks!
This month's color combination is: Salmon Red - Warm Taupe - Carnation Pink
and the 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: September 24th 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: Sept. 25th (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.
Because we can use black & white alongside our color palette I wanted to try and create 2 projects: one with the focus on white and one with black. Using white as the main color layout, Be my love, gave a very light casual overall feel to the page. I think the overall lightness paired well with the photos!
I had one extra photo to go onto this layout and instead of overcrowding the page, I added an envelope to my layout which now holds the extra photo along with a shipping tag for journaling! As a focal point for the layout, I created a handmade embellishment with the use of a little fabric, some frayed sewing threads and a couple of Crate's chipboard pieces. I also adore making my own small flags using these pennant/flag stickers!
I used a few of the pages from the Pretty Party's 6x6 paper pad. I love layering these papers together, just enough of the pattern can be seen and it stills gives you a great base area for your photos!
For my second project I created a really simple layered card for my sister, just an everyday-hello, how are you - type card. Using black paper or cardstock though, not only gives your project a dramatic flair but also adds alot of visual depth. Had I replaced the black paper with a white cardstock it would have created an entirely different look and feel to the card. It's fun to play with either variation just to see the end result!
I had intended to use the die-cut shape for my card, but thought the negative piece would be more interesting when backed with a sparkling gold paper. It shows you that even scraps destined for the rubbish bin can always be utilized in some way! Save your scraps!
It's your turn now! Sort through your Crate paper, pull the matching colors and let's get creative- I always look forward to seeing each of your color challenge projects! I'll be back on the 25th to announce this month's Color Challenge winner - Good luck to everyone and have a wonderfully crafty weekend!