Thursday, April 8, 2010

Color Challenge Layout

This is the very first challenge issued by Heart2Heart Challenges (heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com) The challenge was to use the colors Chocolate, Sweet Leaf, and Sunflower to make a project. I was prompted to give it a try and since I still have LOTS of pictures to get into my album, I decided on a scrap-booking layout The one shown was actually my first layout, but I've updated it and resubmited some pictures, so you can see how the embellishments made it change.
This is a layout that I developed from inspiration I got from several websites that I viewed early last month. I used it as the 1st layout for the You Rock workshop that I just finished posting.

On this one, I used textured cardstock for the Sunflower, and I stamped the Sweet Leaf with stamps from "Connections," "Paisley," and "Flourishes" stamp sets in chocolate.

On the base cardstock, I used stamps from the same sets and stamped them in White Daisy. Once the pigment ink was dry, I stamped it again. The smaller images, I stamped in Sunflower, and the largest image, from the Connections set, I stamped again in Sweet Leaf, although that color is a little harder to see on the photos.

When I first posted these, they just didn't look finished, but I got some advice to add buttons (which became brads) and ribbon (which became waxy flax) and felt much better. In the picture above, you can see "biggie brads" in chocolate accenting the main picture and regular brads in sweet leaf in the corners of the striped paper. I also added a sweet leaf concho to the four corners of the complete layout and wrapped the title card (also new) in the chocolate waxy flax.
I was so glad to find that all the colors were used in the paper from the "Magic Moments" collection, and I just happened to have a couple of pieces of the B&Ts to use on these layouts. I added some yellow biggie brads on this page and wrapbed my picture with a little of the waxy flax. I also added regular sweet leaf brads and a matching concho in the corner of this page. (The picture matte has 2 more green brads at the top and the top of the page has another concho at the top.)


  1. Wonderful layout! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges!

  2. Sweet layout! It's nice to see some layouts on this challenge. I like all the random stamping you did.

  3. Bravo! A Layout! Very nice too! Easy embellishments would be buttons & ribbon. Just go for it! Thanks for playing with us at H2H.

  4. Good idea, Tracey. I have some chocolate ribbon and waxy flax. I also have some sunflower brads I may sprinkle.

  5. It's good to see a layout!!! Thanks for joining in on all the FUN!

  6. I agree - it is refreshing to see a layout!

  7. I find looking at the Idea Book or any of the How-To Books gives me great inspiration for where to add embellishments. I can totally see you adding a few photo turns and some Sweet Leaf ribbon. Nice layout.