Sunday, October 3, 2010

Better Living Through Scrapbooking - Favorite Color Challenge

This the the first challenge of October at Better Living Through Scrapbooking.  Not only do the challenges at Better Scraps keep you thinking outside the box... participating in all the challenges duing the month ensures you are eligible to win a fabulous sponsor prize drawn at the end of each month!  Visit the blog for all the details by going right here. But wait, before you go there, here's the challenge for this week...

“Favorite Color Challenge”

Create a layout dedicated to your favorite color.

Choose at least 2 of the following:

1. Journal on the layout as if you are speaking directly to your favorite color, and tell it why you love it, and what it means to you.

2. Take a photo of something you love that is in your favorite color, and use it on your layout.

3. Use rounded corners somewhere on your layout.

4. Create hand-doodling somewhere on your page.

5. Make the name of your favorite color a prominent part of your title.”

I combined the products from our sponsors, Discount Cardstock, Gauche Alchemy, Plaid and Norma Kennedy For the Luv of Art Stamps with some products from my own stash to create this layout featuring my favorite color shades of Aqua Blue. I also chose to round the corners of my accent paper, use the color I featured in my title and journaled about the color (sort of) as additions to this Favorite Color challenge.

I started this layout by using Discount Cardstock in Aqua Ice Dust. Plaid's Apple Barrel Paint in Cloudless is absolutely my favorite color from their beautiful paint line, so I knew that I had to add it to my layout. I sponged the paint onto the Gauche Alchemy tag and also used it to paint the white Prima flowers that adorn the bottom of the layout. As a base for the flowers, I cut three scallop circles from vintage paper in the Gauche Alchemy kit, which I thought was the perfect addition to add a little something extra to the flowers. I created the journaling block using one of the stamps from the For the Love of Art Stamp set and some Hawaiian Shores ink, one of my favorite shades of ink.

As a final touch, I created flowers in my favorite color, added ribbon and lace and some patterned paper that featured my favorite color as well.

I have to say that this was the first ever scrapbook layout I created that did not include a photograph of someone or something... it was actually more fun than I imagined it might be.  I hope you join in the challenge, I'm looking forward to learning about your favorite color!

Sponsor Supplies:
Apple Barrel Paint in 20741 Cloudless
Norma Kennedy For the Luv of Art Stamps:
Journal Block Stamp
Discount Cardstock:
Aqua Ice Dust
Gauche Alchemy:
Tag & Vintage Paper from kit

Other Supplies:
Papertrey Ink: Hawaiian Shores Cardstock, Perfect Match Hybrid Ink, Hawaiian Shores Ribbon, Vintage Buttons and Leaf Ribbon
We R Memory Keepers: Vintage Blue Patterned Paper
Websters Pages: Bloomers
Mark Richards: Crystal Stickers
Cosmo Cricut: Ready Set Chip in Fairy Tales

Other Tools: Corner Chomper, Sizzix Flower Die Cut, Paper Shapers 2 inch Scallop Punch

4 Scrappy Comments:

Brenda said...

Very pretty! I love all the details!

Kristina H said...

Really pretty! I like that flower ribbon/trim!!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Lovely! The stamping worked great!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Lovely! The stamping worked great!

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