Well it is a new month, so that means there are new challenges over at Scrapbook Supplies Online. Be sure to check out the layout and the card challenges- you can win a voucher to spend in the store! Yesterday I got a bit of time to play with this sketch, which was perfect for the Tigger and Pooh layout I had in mind:
|March Layout Challenge Sketch for Scrapbook Supplies Online|
Here's what I came up with:
This layout posed the usual Pink-Peach-Orange-Coral challenge for me. I love that coral colour but always have trouble coordinating it with other papers. What I ought to do is just stick within one collection so I know the combos I pick will work. What I typically do is try to come up with my own colour combo and fret over it for far too long. The photo had orange, yellow, and pink, and I chose the striped patterned paper (from the Everyday Enchantment collection by Stampin' Up) first because I loved it, not because it necessarily worked with the pic. The paper has that pink in it, which caused me a lot of grief as far as trying to make sure there was pink somewhere else in the layout. I ended up ignoring the pink and just pulling the oranges and greens with a hit of blue. I really like how it turned out, so I guess the lesson here is that perhaps you sometimes need to throw out the rulebook and just go with what looks nice to you in the moment.
I love those fleece flower shapes and instead of placing a flower centre in the middle, I just stapled them for something a little unexpected. I also stapled the ribbon flower stem on the other side of the layout. The journalling card is from one of my Smash Pads.
I had a lot of fun making the title for this layout! I found the frame (by Glitz Designs) in my stash and wanted book paper to go behind it, so I decided to look online for images of Winnie the Pooh text, knowing that many of the books have cute images in the text. A quick google search and I had a great image printed. I distressed it to look like actual book paper and layered my title letters over it. The ampersand started as a naked chipboard elements (by Pebbles). I painted it green, then embossed the turquoise dots. Some Martha Stweart labels (I'm in love with the Avery-MS line of labels- don't slip in the drool on the floor at Staples when you go to get some) with the date finished off the layout. Check out the Process vid: