Sunday, February 21, 2016

Love This Color Combo

Blue and green are my all time favorite colors - especially together.  They simply make me happy.  So, imagine my delight when I saw the new color challenge at Lasting Memories (#281).  Here is the palette:

This is what I created:

I must have pulled out 20 different pieces of paper to make this color combo work - I just could not decide which patterns to use! After a decision was made, I started to layer my papers and pick embellishments.

I kept the souvenir photo in the jacket in which we received it.  Though it does not photograph well, I adhered the middle of the jacket directly onto the paper.  I then put foam tabs under the outside edges.  The idea is to make the jacket appear like an open book.  Subtle, very subtle, but it works.  

AND - if you follow my, you know that I struggle with my alphabets all the time.  I never have the right letters and I have so many letters that I have this strange desire to use reduce my stash!  So for my title, I did not have "e's" nor "r's."  UGH.  So the I use an old trick.  Turn "3's" around to make the "e's" and cut "p's" to make the "r's."  Finally, to add just a little more finished look to the project, I inked the edges of the base paper.

I hope you can join me in this awesome color challenge!  But hurry, links are due this Friday (2/26).

Materials Used: DCWV papers, cardstock, 3 different ribbons, unknown manufacturer of chipboard photo corners, Paper Trunk - Benny alphabet, Recollections flowers, Sizzix Flower & Vines #2 big die, and Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue ink.


  1. Oh Wendy you never disappoint with your bright fun layout and beautiful embellishing. This colour palette though............... not sure it's me! Lovely to see some of your creativity again. xx

  2. Adorable!! LOVE the blue background and the title!!