Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Choosing colors for your scrapbook page: inspiration from a product

Title: it's falling gratitude
***I'm reposting this layout on March 22, 2011; It has been published in the November 2010 issue of Scrapbook Trends magazine.

Every page I begin starts with the same process: Pick photos, than a color combination. Usually I pull my colors from the photos, and this was the route I was going with this time. I found these Hambly stickers in my stash, with the little tree (bottom right) as my guiding color inspiration. I though it'll be the perfect complement for the yellows, oranges and browns in my photos. Except for the teal/aqua, huh?!.... Which I never would associate with the warm hues of fall. Lucky for me, this made me get out of my comfort zone and try to incorporate teal as a cooler tone among all the warm hues. 
Lucky coincidence perhaps, that I still had the perfect shade of teal home-made misting spray from this layout. I think I spent more time trying to prevent the Bazzill paper from warping after the spraying, than actually assembling this page ...for real ;) I tried ironing the page, putting it under a rug with a heavy object on top, heat gun, bending it in opposite directions and a few other attempts. I couldn't salvage that page, but lucky for me I tried the Arches cold pressed 140 lb. water color paper and it did not warp one bit.
Thanks for looking!
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Watercolor paper: Arches; Patterned paper: American Crafts (yellow), Basic Grey (orange); Stickers, rub-ons (wood grain): Hambly; Jewels, buttons (clear): Doodlebug Design Inc.; Buttons: Bazzill (green dot), Buttons Galore (yellow, orange); Brads: Target; Stamp (tree), screen: Tattered Angels; Stamp: Technique Tuesday ('gratitude'); Embossing powder: Sugar Loaf Products; Paint: Plaid; Markers: American Crafts; Embroidery thread: DMC; Yarn: Coats & Clark; Twine: Darice; Font: Cambria Body; Other: Burlap, staples.


Jolanda said...

ohhhh,love this!Nice how you put everything togheter!!
It's a Beautiful lo!
Love it.
Have a nice day,Jolanda

Remini said...

įsimylėjau šį darbelį iš pirmo žvilgsnio... super ;)

Agneja said...

Super! Kaip graziai viskas susilieja, taip ir atrodo kad tavo sunelis tupi po tuo medziu ;) apskritai labai grazus medziai, spalvos...ir dar ta drobe apacioje...mmm...tiesiog visiskas naturalumas ;)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love love love love this!!! PRECIOUS photos and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that tree and the colors! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Bi Medeiros said...

Wonderful LO, I simply love trees! You won't believe it, but last week I made an album cover using the Hambly tree too, although mine was a rub-on. Keep making wonders! XOXO

Živilė said...

Kaip gerai, kad parodei ir makro nuotraukas. Tas medis pasakiškas! Labai norėčiau kada nors liftinti. Viskas labai patinka, negaliu atsigrožėti :) O tas teal atspalvis čia net labai gerai žiūrisi prie šiltų spalvų.

Aiva said...

Šitas skrebukas man toks gražus... Neįmanoma nepastebėti. Bet kurioje galerijoje išsiskirs savo spalvų ryškumu...

Natalie Elphinstone said...

I love this so much. I saw it in the Creative Type slideshow and had to track you down! It's stunning!