June 2010 Color Combo Challenge

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Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Stacy Milford

With summer upon us, I thought it would be fun to challenge you to create your next paper-crafting project using this beautiful photo of Blanketflowers as your color inspiration:

The combination of yellow, fiery red and blue brings a big smile to my face!  The following projects showcasing this color combo are sure to inspire you.  Let’s take a look at what these talented designers created:

Happy Birthday - card by Jeanette Giancaspro

Jeanette’s card is loaded with techniques!  She sponged the background with burnt umber and yellow ink, heat-embossed the gift with gold embossing powder and finished off her card with Spirelli punches and gold thread for the sunburst greeting.  I love how the Spirelli punches mimic the flowers in the color inspiration photo!

Tea Party - layout by Patty Folchert

This double layout highlighting birthday-party photos has such a playful vibe and the Reminisce Fairy Tale collection is perfect.  Patty chose to use blue as the base of her project and to accent with the yellow and red.  Her overall design really pulls both pages together quite well.

Happy Birthday - card by Nancy Stolz

Isn’t this card just adorable?  Nancy tweaked the color combo just a little and created a fun birthday card featuring a Tilda image by Magnolia Stamps.  I really like how the sentiment is framed by rickrack and the buttons add great dimension to the card.

Congrats Graduate! - card by Stephanie Buice

Stephanie created this card using her Silhouette die-cutting machine and the results are fantastic!  The patterned paper by Die Cuts With a View is a near perfect match for the color combo and the button, sentiment and zigzag stitching in blue are fun accents.  This card definitely has me putting the Silhouette on my “wish list.”

it’s a photo shoot – layout by Stacy Milford

I had so much fun creating this layout which features photos of my nieces and nephew, taken by their mother, Lynn.  I chose to use four different patterned papers by The Paper Studio, My Mind’s Eye and Glitz which all help pull the color combo together.  I added the Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alpha directly to the photos and used a Jenni Bowlin Circle Label Mini Paper as the base for my title.  This layout has become one of my recent favorites!

Now that you have been inspired by these great paper-crafting projects, why don’t you give the June 2010 Color Combo a try?  Be sure to upload your creation to our Scrapjazz gallery!


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