Welcome to Monday Morning Challenge, where we offer up a challenge, and share with you our designers take on that challenge. Today we asked our designers to use typical Valentine's Day colors to create an everyday themed project.
“Always Reach For The Stars”, by Stephanie Buice.
This is one of my favorite pictures of my niece Kimberly, she's a cutie pie! The dress she is wearing in this picture was perfect for using Valentines colors on a everyday layout. Pink and red are two of my favorite colors to mix together anyways but add aqua to that and it's even better. I had fun mixing up different embellishments from all over Bella's collections. With the exception of a few items, I think almost each one had pink in it. I pulled Chips and stickers together by sewing them around in a circle to keep the picture as the focal point on my layout. This really is a color combo that adds the perfect girly touch.
Daily Chevies: Peep; Sand & Surf: Borders; Designer Tapes: Red Chevron, Piggy Pink stripe, Hot Pink Dot; Christmas Countdown: Daily Details; Family Forever: Treasures & Text, Paper Pieces; All American: Chipboard Icons; Snapshots: Alpha+Bits, Tabs; Birthday Boy: Alpha+Bits; Ciao Chip Elements: Trees, Stars & Hearts; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Ice, Frosting, Punch; Button Market: Red Flowers
“Foxy Ladies”, by Wendy Antenucci.
As I waited for my box of new goodies, I pulled these pictures of my daughter and her girlfriend having a pedicure (of sorts). I knew that I wanted my design to flow down the page with circular type elements as bubbles running down. When I finally ripped open my box and saw the candid card that said Happy Girls are the Prettiest, I knew I would build my layout around this sentiment. As I built my design you can see the "bubbles" running down the page and I used the flowers to give the impression of the airy bubbles. I used pops of red to give the layout energy. I couldn't resist using the cute little fox and hence my title just had to be! I am definitely going to need more of the fox candid cards and the flower paper as I can see those being staples in my designing with these new collections!
Kiss Me: Just Write Journaling Stickers; Love and Marriage: Esther Fleming Floral, Alpha+Bits; Family Forever: Treasures & Text, Paper Pieces, Sunday Brunch, Borders, Trinkets; Molly: Paper Pieces, Candid Cards, Borders; Hampton Arts Stamps: Kiss Me
“I Love You” card, by Shellye McDaniel.
Because Bella Blvd papers are full of fun chevron patterns, this card can be recreated with any theme in mind! I highlighted the lighter area with strips of Designer Tape and then embellished the front simply with layers of Crochet Hearts and a couple of chipboard stickers. I hesitated adding the green leaves, but I really love the extra color that it brings to an all-ready colorful card!
Play Date: Tabs; Daily Chevies: Chevy Peep; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars & Hearts, Trees; Crochet Hearts: McIntosh, White; Designer Tape: Red Dot
“Love You More” card, by Shellye McDaniel.
I love combining different elements from different collections and watch the design evolve! From the heart die-cut, I cut the sentiment "love you more" from it and then covered the area with a strip of the Borders paper. I then layered on the sentiment and added a couple of hand-cut flowers and leaves from the Molly paper. I gave the leaves some color with a brush marker before attaching. I wanted to give the die-cut heart a little extra 'frill', so I used one of the scalloped heart dies (by Spellbinders) and mounted the heart onto it.
Play Date: Catching Bugs; Family Forever: Borders; Molly: Sketch With Style; Snapshots: Paper Pieces; Christmas Countdown: Captions, Tabs