|Start:||The current challenge over at The Studio Challenges: make a layout using white and one other color. Sounds easy for some, but not for me.|
|Style:||I decided that I wanted to use blue as my one color. Why, because there are more shades of blue than any other color in the spectrum, and I like choices (especially when they have already been limited). I picked some pictures of our pretty weeping cherry tree full of blooms last spring. Alas, I missed snapping it this spring in full array.|
Then I went to some of my oldest products. I had taken many of these to the crop a couple weeks ago, and instead of putting everything away when I got home I purposely chose some items I was determined to use up, like the Stampin Up 6 x 6 paper pad with tone on tone patterns in Bashful Blue. Those white textured flowers are also from SU; I tucked three in a visual triangle. The one up top was perforated around the center and so I accented that with stitching. The addition of a chipboard cloud in a turquoise blue transforms it to the sun.
Other newer products include the tiled blue washi tape, fresh from the crop. The colors were a little too bold, so I layered a white dotted tape over the top, to tie in better with the two shades of blue on my page. In fact, I’ll be serving up new washi on lots of layouts in the near future.
The decision I debated the longest was on the title. I auditioned many blue alphabets, silver and gold ones too. I went with the pop of the black; the shock of it wakes up the reader. I took the time to cover the colorful dots of the little butterfly in black before setting him upon his perch.
|Stash:||Wood grain cardstock – unknown from stash|
Patterned paper, textured flowers, punched flower – Stampin Up
Doily – Studio Calico
Chipboard – Bella Blvd.
Washi tape – Eyelet Outlet (tile), Becky Higgins (white dot), CTMH (solid skinny)
Acrylic alphabet – The Paper Studio
Buttons – Aunt’s button box
Journal Font – Sarah Dunn Hand
Why not hop over to The Studio Challenges and see which colors the other team members paired with white for this challenge.