This week, we thought we would spend a few days focusing on the Color Chaos collection, along with our Clear Cuts and Invisibles specialty papers. I love the projects our Creative Team members came up with, and I hope you do too!
"Watermelon", by Leanne Allinson.
A fun photo really needs to be teamed up with a fun collection and Color Chaos is the perfect choice! I've layered different sized squares of patterned paper in three sections and of the colors that represent watermelon - green on the top for the skin and black (the seeds) and red for the flesh at the bottom. The middle square was hand cut from the Invisibles Campout collection and a chipboard watermelon from the All American collection was added on top. Each of these sections has been machine stitched to the back ground cardstock before layered with the stickers from the Color Chaos Treasures & Text sheet.
Color Chaos: Guacamole Strandz, Ice Strandz, Pickle Juice Strandz, McIntosh Strandz, Exclusive Collection Bonus Kit Paper, Treasures & Text, Trinkets; Invisibles: Campout; Lucky Starz: Scallop Starz; Ciao Chip Elements: Hearts & Stars, Symbols; All American: Alpha+Bits, Chipboard Icons; Enamel Dots: Blueberry, Milk White
“Cute”, by Christin Grønnslett.
I am no typical scrapper that documents the daily events, I am more a collector of faces and expressions as my kids grow older as with this layout. The kids might prefer it if I did Project Life (as the ask me to photograph small things all the time - like things they build from Legos, etc), but for me as a scrapper I scrap for me and I get inspired by mixing color products with papers. To create this page I first used a spatula to spread clear gesso on white cardstock. (Note, clear gesso is clear and will not give your cardstock a yellow tint like the white gesso does, and mixes with the mist better). I usually work with multiple backgrounds at the same time so I let the gesso air dry. Then I start dropping mist on the page. Some drops I use a waterbrush on, the rest I just drop. For multiple layers of drops I let the drops dry before adding more layers. For the drops I mostly use shades or similar colors to the papers I intend to use, like you see here. I make these backgrounds to ease the contrast between the bold colors and the white cardstock and the fact that I can’t handle straight lines very well. I hope I have inspired you to mix some colors with the papers.
Color Chaos: Punch Strandz, Orange Strandz, Oreo Black Strandz, Peep Strandz, Daily Details, Just Write Journaling, Trinkets; Simply Spring: Treasure & Text; Clear Cuts: Punch Confetti; Invisibles: Click Click; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: Peep; Ciao Chip Elements: WhatNots, Symbols, Hearts & Stars; Crochet Hearts: Punch; Feathers: Frosting; Enamel Dots: Guacamole
“Smile” photo keepsake box, by Corri Garza.
One of my goals for 2015 is to get more family photos into our albums. I always keep a stack of photos that I want to scrap on my desk. I was inspired by the Click Click invisibles sheet to create this cute box to store them in. This plain kraft box has been in my stash for ages. I embellished it with a some of the Punch Strandz paper with an overlay of Oreo Clear Cuts and cut a piece of the Click Click Invisible to cover the window in the box. I love the way it turned out.
Color Chaos: Punch Strandz, Pepper Standz, Treasures & Text, Words of Wisdom; Clear Cuts: Oreo Black Confetti; Invisibles: Click Click; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: White; Ciao Chip Elements: Symbols, Hearts & Stars; Bella Bows: Oreo Black