Saturday, August 16, 2014

August Colour Suite

Happy Saturday and Welcome to the August Colour Suite a monthly colour challenge I put together for my friends at Scrapbook and Cards Today. I don't know if you noticed but I took July off. Along with the monthly Colour Suite I also put it together 4 times a year for the magazine. I've decided to take 1 month off a quarter so I am not doubling up when I work on the magazine.

This month I used a piece from my Pinterest Color Inspiration board. I often start with a photo like this then once I start pulling colours the final colour suite looks nothing like the inspiration piece. This month I stayed true to my original inspiration.

I was so inspired by the eggs I really wanted to recreate that feeling of one colour washing into another. I love how the gold flows from the orange and the yellow.
(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock,, Patterned Paper Doodlebug/Bella Blvd/American Crafts/Simple Stories/Lawn Fawn, Kraft Circle Die Cut Jillibean Soup, Washi Tape Glitz, Gold Stars Studio Calico, Gold Glitter Heart American Crafts, Die Cut Chic Tags, Enamel Dots Doodlebug, My Favorite Things Alpha/Number die set, Corner Rounder, Hemp Twine, Black Pen, Tiny Attacher, and font KingThings Typewriter)

Thanks for joining me today for the August Colour Suite. To read more about this challenge or to check out my past challenges don't forget to make your way over to the Scrapbook & Cards Today website and Blog.

Happy crafting friends!

Friday, August 1, 2014

August PageMaps

Hello August I cannot believe you are here so soon I guess I haven't been paying enough attention to the calendar these days having too much fun enjoying the lazy days of summer. My August PageMaps sketch is so much fun. It seems like each month I say the sketch was my favorite but this month really was unique.

As my kids have grown the way I scrapbook has changed. I used to scrapbook events and now I scrapbook little stories from everyday life.  This is one such story.

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Echo Park/Fancy Pants, Tag Fancy Pants, Flair Studio Calico, Stars Studio Calico, Wood Dots My Minds Eye, Button Fancy Pants, Hemp Twine, Metal Love Embellishment Maya Road, Metal Alpha Die from My Favorite Things, Scallop Die Spellbinders, Black Pen, Silhouette Cutting System and Image and font KingThings downloaded from the internet)

There is so much about this sketch that was a step out of my creative box yet I was able to totally creatively relate to it. I have been in a creative slump so I think this sketch really pushed me to create something I really love.

 Thanks for joining me today and happy crafting.