Good morning SCT friends it’s Monday, fall is in the air and we have a week of challenges for you! If you’ve taken some time off to enjoy the summer months and are ready to get back into your scrap space, we want to be right there with you. Join us for the next four days where we will offer you a challenge each day and share what two of our team members have created with this challenge in mind. We will offer a fun prize each day too because who doesn’t love an opportunity to win some great crafty products 🙂 Ready for our first challenge? It’s all about colour!
Here’s how Paige Evans was inspired by this beautiful fall-themed colour palette!
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, die cuts: Truly Grateful; Border punches: Fiskars, Martha Stewart Crafts,
EK Success; Sewing machine: Brother; Pen: Zig; white acrylic paint
I started by picking and choosing patterned papers from Truly Grateful based on the color palette. I grabbed six border punches from my stash and went to town punching paper strips from all of my chosen patterned papers. This process took about an hour to an hour-and-a-half.
I chose a light cream textured cardstock from American Crafts for my background and layered the punched paper strips down the left side, overlapping some and varying the widths for interest and texture. I kept the papers grouped together by color, starting with white at the top, then working down through pinks, oranges, greens, and mints.
I used my Brother sewing machine to straight stitch across the tops of most of the paper strips, using a matching colored thread. This helps keep the papers in place permanently and also adds another layer of interest and texture. For even more dimension I bent up the paper strips. I splashed watered down white acrylic paint on the right side and let it dry. Then I added my 3×4″ photo with a white border over the paint using foam squares and layered a flower die-cut on the right edge. I fussy cut a sentiment from one of the 2×2 paper pads and added it on top of the flower.
Over on the left side, I embellished tone-on-tone with puffy phrase stickers, epoxy stickers, and sentiment stickers. I added more flower die cuts also tone-on-tone using foam squares for added dimension. To finish I wrote journaling with a pink pen below the photo (written after I took all the photos, oopsies lol, but I did re-take the final photo which you can see in the very first image).
I hope this page inspires you to try creating layouts based off of a color palette! Sometimes it helps to be limited by something and only use what’s been selected for you!”
Here’s what Lisa Dickinson created with our colour challenge today!
“I loved the autumnal peachy hues in the color inspiration piece and started my page by selecting several patterned papers in those colors (muted pinks, salmon and peach!) I added warm golden patterns and a more neutral tan to the mix as well. I couldn’t find a good match for the green in my stash, so I used a patterned with more aqua and teal tones.
I cut strips of all the patterned papers (about 1.75” tall) and then arranged them in rainbow order down the right side of my page. This is one of my favorite techniques for incorporating a lot of patterns into one design because they always look organized!
On each colored strip, I added color-coordinating embellishments, stamping, tags and die cuts. I also added zig-zag stitching between the papers seams for a handmade touch. A block of typed journalling, my photos, and a large die-cut title complete the page.
I loved working with this gorgeous color palette and think it would be perfect for autumn pages featuring back-to-school, trips to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard, or any fall-themed activity!”
Thank you to both Paige and Lisa for sharing these beautiful pages created with our Colour Challenge in mind! We want you to get creating so here’s how you can take part:
- Create a layout, card or project based on this colour challenge;
- Submit an image to us (must be under 2mb!) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Put “Sept Colour Challenge” in your reference line;
- Submit your entry by September 30, 2019, at midnight ET.
Want to know what you’re playing for?
The beautiful collection kit My Favorite Fall from Echo Park Paper will go to one randomly selected reader who submits their entry to us! Full of all the rich beautiful colours of the fall season, you’ll be creating more gorgeous projects in no time with this Echo Park Paper collection!
Thank you for joining us for our week of challenges. Let’s all get back in that craft space and get creating again. It’s so good for the soul, right? 🙂