Image Credit :: Eva Black Design
Just one glance at Pinterest, and within a matter of seconds, a breathtaking "color assembly" steals your attention. Sound familiar? Happens to us all. the. time. Color compilations are the spice of life. Based on any number of factors, their creation is the ultimate means at which to see color through "designer" eyes. They're inspiring, to say the least, and each is as unique as the designer who created it. So, pinning them is a must.
That said, we put our design team to the task of conjuring up a project around the idea of a "color assembly"; taking varying values of just one color and collage it. Easy peasy. Before we get to showing you the first project set, note that today's CW gallery is dedicated to "yellow" - the official color of Summer!
And incase you're waiting for the usual CW Challenge details, here ya go!
- Fresh Handmade Wares encouraged - at least 75% Crate Paper goods (old and new).
- An Original Design following this week's CW theme; Color Collage (One Color in varying tints & shades - collage composition)
- Winner & Runner-Ups published at Crate blog. Supply a blog link if applicable.
- Open to most project types; layout, mini album, card, etc.
- Submission deadline is May 6th, 2013 (5:00pm Central Time) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Winner will announce on May 7th, 2013. Late Submissions will not be accepted.
- Prize: The Pier - all of it!
Yellow is the perfect color for Spring. Right now, as I step out my front door, I'm greeted by a bed of beautiful daffodils. They're the truest sign of Spring that I know. I decided to use a white background with a vellum cut title to complement the photo and yellow papers and embellishments that I chose. I wanted the yellow to pop off the page. The little clusters along the bottom are each their own collage and are placed together in such a way as to create a certain look and feel. I finished the layout by sprinkling several gems along the page, too. It was a lot of fun to mix yellow bits from a variety of Crate Paper lines. I used a lot of paper, ephemera and chipboard from the DIY Shop along with elements from "The Pier", Maggie Holmes and Paper Heart. One of my favorite things about Crate is how all the lines can be mixed with great results!
When I first saw this month's theme, I thought immediately about last Summer. For the very first time, I went to the seaside with my fiance. We have such a wonderful time together. The sand was a warm yellow, the sun was shining and we took long walks during sunset. The photo on this layout I took the first evening we went out together - do you see how bright, shiny and marvelous it was? I hope you can feel it just by looking at my Summer collage!
For this week's assignment, I couldn't resist selecting the yellow/gold color family to work with. I've always loved this sunshine color and when paired with gold, well, need I say more? First, I started out by going through all the latest Crate Paper collection I own. I quickly found that most the items could be found in the DIY Shop collection. then, I set out to work on the collage aspect of the assignment where I combined different elements to create the banner along with some vellum paper that helps all layering details without overwhelming the page.; And when I thought I didn't have enough elements to work with, I altered one of the dimensional stickers (lovely) with gold glitter (to hide the original lettering).