…for making a layout I really like when the color scheme was a real challenge.
I prefer bright colors, so when I saw the new palette for The Color Room Palette # 169, I knew it’d be a challenge, mainly because it’s monochromatic.
I did, however, find a fair amount of the shades and made it work for me. I also have a lot of photos from a Labor Day weekend when my son was about 15 months old. When I saw the June Challenge for Once Upon a Sketch, things came together.
Once Upon a Sketch gives the following journaling prompt and sketch:
” the best things in life aren’t things”
So as I mentioned, I scoured my stash for olive tones, and I actually found a few, a good portion of it patterned paper, but I wanted to keep white as the main color. At least half of my embellishments I made myself. Triangles of patterned paper, stamped die-cuts, hand-drawn die-cuts, painted vellum (the green and black striped paper behind the photos), you get the picture.
I really wanted to use some x’s that I’d cut out of patterned paper, so I attached them to green ribbon before gluing them to my layout.
On the background, I used my black sharpie and honeycomb stencil in various spots. I also took my green pigment stamp pad and brushed on some green, and tapped on some Tattered Angels Almost Black splatters. The photos are a few from an impromptu photo shoot at Labor Day of 2010 (little guy was about 15 months and the weather was nice, so he was diaper baby :P) The journaling is about my sister-in-law’s best friend, who had just gotten a new digital SLR and wanted to play with it, and my little guy was just fine being the subject of her photo shoot. I love all the clear crisp photos of his different facial expressions. Too cute and so him. I actually had two copies of the far right photo, and accidentally got black ink splatters on the photo in the strip. So I cut out the other one and popped it up on dimensional adhesive.
I initially had a different title in mind, and had used green glitter glue on the letters. I changed my title, but still stuck the letters on randomly. A touch of shine 😛 I used chipboard letters from a MME Halloween alpha set. The word “yourself” is made with Prima alpha stickers. I also made some circle shapes with fabric glue and ribbon, and used Studio Calico journal stickers, along with Amy Tangerine die-cuts, white sequins, and a triangle border strip cut from fabric. There’s a green vellum frame, a couple die-cut stickers from Simple Stories Documented, part of a paper doily with green ink smeared on it, even some hole punches with some doodling and a white feather (cuz I love feathers).
Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!