Friday, June 25, 2010

Color Challenge

This week at Frosted Designs we had another color challenge.  So far I have been loving the color combos that they have given us and this week's is no exception.  The colors are Turquoise, orange, yellow and green.  All great colors that work so well together.  Head over to Frosted Designs to check out all the great projects by the rest of the design team. 

I had a lot of fun making this layout.  Especially the "Springs" portion of the title.  I wanted some more turquoise for the title, but didn't really have any turquoise alphas that I liked.  Rather than using my cuttlebug or Gazelle I had an idea to use my New Grungepaper by Tim Holtz and Glimmer Mist.  Two things that I totally love.  I cut the Grungepaper into 1.5"x1" rectangles and then inked them with Broken China Distress Ink.  Then I got out an old set of alpha stencils that I have and Sprayed the Graphite Glimmer Mist through the desired letter.  I loved the kinda messy quality it gave the letters.  I decided to help people actually be able to read it I would outline the letters with a black marker.  Ta-Da!  Fun and different alphas in the exact colors I wanted.  I have to say I was really pleased with how they turned out.

This week I was also doing some scrapping for fun and I really liked how this layout turned out so I thought I would share.  I gave my sister a half completed album of layouts of her kids for her birthday in March and told her that if she provided me the pictures I would happily make more layouts for her.  I created this layout using the June Little Red Scrapbook Kit.  I was so excited when I got the kit last week and I couldn't wait to bust it open.  This layout is of my niece and nephew last September.  We were in a park that has a stream running through it.  They were told to stay out of the water because Colorado streams are no where near warm in September (or at anytime really).  Well a few minutes later my niece came running up soaked.  She said the dog pulled them in.  A likely story.  Anyway they ended up playing in the stream.  I titled it "Didn't Fall Far" because it reminds me of something my siblings and I would have done when we were kids.  The apples didn't fall far from the tree.


  1. Cassie... both of these LOs are fabulous!!! Love the way you used all the pp in the color challenge!! And this second LO is too fun... having all the elements at an angle makes the page really stand out!!
    Barb :)

  2. Love both of your layouts - love the bright colors!

  3. WoWzA, these are fabulous! Love the design and the great color palettes you used!