Sunday 7 April 2013

7th April - Colour

Today DT member Chantelle has come up with this pallet of colours to inspire you!
Here are what the design team created with these lovely colours:

I love these colours, they work so well together. The photo is of my nephew, he loved having things in his pocket and you never knew what he was going to pull out!

I really wanted the colours to pop off the page, so I've used a white background and picked out pieces of coloured cardstock to mat the photo's. - the pink really compliments the photo's!


How do I start a colour challenge? I start pulling out my scraps drawer and look for the colours I need! Simple, right?
This time was no different. And what great paper scraps I found! I really have to use my left overs more often!
I used scraps and embellishments by lots of different companies: October Afternoon, Pebbles, BoBunny, My Mind's Eye, Bella Boulevard, Cosmo Cricket, American Crafts, DCWV

Title: Spring?
Journaling: When is it really spring? A certain date? When the mid temperature is above a certain level? When you can jump wearing only a t-shirt? When somebody wears crocks?"
The flowers are chipboard painted with acrylic paint:
Painting chipboard is the perfect way to make the colors match the papers or flowers.

Loved this fun color combo.  I don't think I would have normally put these colors together, but I love the combination!

I love a colour challenge and started the page with some ink, and then layered up lots of different papers as well as some chipboard butterflies.

I had this strong colored photo I wanted to use for this challenge. I matted down the intensity of the colors to make the background using a stencile.Then I just picked out every scrappy supply I had in the three colors and started to build around the picture. This is what I ended up with LOL.

Supply: Crafter's workshop stencile, PP from EP, distress ink, Decorations from SMACH, Studio Calico, Panduro, Cre8tive Cre8tions, Stamp from Studio Calico, doily, WAshi from YouDo, Basic Grey and more. Using the Silhouette for the arrows and title.  

I love the color palette but tweaked it just a bit - I chose to use a more minty green than lime green. One green or the other, I love these fresh hues together!

Our Guest Designer for April is - Mandy Dodd
Here's her lovely layout:

Our great sponsor this month is Bellaboo

'Bellaboo is an online papercrafting company based in the UK. We stock gorgeous papers,
ribbons, stamps and many other products from lots of the top-named
manufacturers for all your paper crafting needs. We have an excellent
reputation for our friendly and efficient service and will always try to
They also have a blog which is full of creations to inspire you.

The lovely Kate will kindly donate a £15 voucher to winner of this months challenges to spend at Bellaboo, how great is that?!

Please link up your creations to the side bar and don't forget you have until the end of the month to enter the two challenges this month and every month!
Happy scrapping!


  1. Wonderful examples from the DT and cool color challenge. Thank you Bellaboo for sponsoring TSC this month!

  2. What a fantastic lot of inspiration DT!! Love that colour palette....hoping to play along sometime soon :0)


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