Photo Credit: Style Me Pretty
With the appeal of Navy Blue on the rise and the lush sparkle of flashy sequins, a duo of the two is unstoppable. We're dedicating the week to them and put the design team to the task of showing off some creative ingenuity using the snazzy pair. Crate Paper doesn't fall short on it's Navy Blue obsession either - the team came up with projects of all sorts using a mixed batch of CP collections! There is ample 'Navy Blue' inspiration ahead.
The August Creative Weekly is open to your challenge entries! Details are as listed...
- Fresh Handmade Wares encouraged - at least 75% Crate Paper (old and new/three product minimum)
- Original Design following this week's CW theme; Navy Blue & Sequins
- Winner & Runner-Ups published at Crate blog & Crate's Pinterest Board; Creative Weekly Challenge
- Open to most project types; layout, mini album, card, etc. One project per submission.
- Submission deadline is September 3, 2013 (5:00pm Central Time) - email@example.com
- Winner announced September 4, 2013. Late Submissions not accepted.
- Prize: The NEW Flea Market - Product Assortment Box
Since this month's CW is all about trends, what's more suiting than creating a layout combining navy blue and sequins with another hot trend in the market; triangles! There have been a growing number of these trendy layouts recently and I, myself was truly inspired to join in on the trend wagon!
First, I die cut the triangles from navy blue patterned paper and vellum. I filled the vellum triangles with an assortment of sequins and sealed them tight. Next, I arranged these triangles across the page until I was satisfied. To make these triangles stand-up a little more, I stitched the vellum pockets and added sequins to the bolder navy blue triangles.
I once read that triangles symbolized growth. This sums up my niece, the girl in my photos; fearless, free-willed and full of life! Playing at the playground happens to be her forte, too. It's truly a joy seeing her grow into the child that she is.
EVELYN PRATIWI YUSUF
Hello August! It's a little bit too late for me to celebrate this month, but today, allow me to share about this summertime layout using navy and sequins as a theme before we get crazy with the new Crate Paper collections. Summer is often akin to the beautiful sea and sand - My husband and I captured some of it on a trip in Lombok, Indonesia. The layout I created shares an image from the unforgettable experience - To connect with the water, and navy blue theme, I used Maggie's bold blue polka-dot patterned paper for my backdrop. I then took my brush and playfully painted navy blue stripes onto white cardstock. To make for an even more fun impression, I dressed up the layout with navy blue embellishments. Both the Maggie Holmes and The Pier collections include lots of navy blue. As a final touch, I pasted gold sequins randomly as a reminder of the beauty of the seashore. Summer isn't always about the warm colors like yellow, orange and brown. You can also get away with using a strong color like Navy Blue when creating different layouts highlighting Summer's most magical moments!
Hello, my name is Sasha and I'm a mother to two girls :) I'm only half kidding when I say I hyperventilated a little when I saw that we have to create a 'navy' + sequins' for August Creative Weekly. Navy (and purple) must be my least used colors so far. To say I'm being thrown out of my comfort zone is a little bit of an understatement. I have no problem what-so-ever with sequins, though. :)
First, I used my sewing machine to create the sequins pocket with a piece of patterned vellum and an enlargement of the photo I'm using for this layout. I stitched the three sides, filled it with some beautiful shiny sequins and then stitched the last side shut. Then, I decided to focus on blue-colored embellishments. I had no problem at all because apparently, I've been neglecting all the blue pieces. Who knew?! I certainly hadn't realized it. LOL.
I love how easy it was for me to incorporate other colors to complement all the blue pieces. Turns out that pink, yellow and light green, were perfect partners of navy blue! I also altered the white thickers I used for the title with some spray mist.
I must say, I no longer panic when I hear navy blue. Laugh. The color is, after all, quite friendly and I can see myself using it more! What about you? Give navy a try - you might love it as much as I do right now!