June 2011 Color Combo Challenge

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Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Jeanette Giancaspro

Believe it or not, I just finished my Christmas scrapbook pages for last year!  I had so many photos that I needed to create four layouts.  The Scrap by Color tool at Scrapbook.com made choosing my color palette very easy.  I simply uploaded one of my Christmas photos, and this is the color palette that I chose from the ones that were generated:

What I liked most of all about these colors was that they coordinated beautifully with the papers and embellishments from the Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas collection.  Here are a couple of the layouts that I made:

Although this collection has many lovely patterned papers (double-sided!) from which to choose, I wanted a more subtle pattern that had small holly leaves.  So I turned to my Sizzix Christmas Texturz Plates.  By using white-core cardstock, I was able to sand the embossed image and then ink it with light green ink to create my own patterned paper.

The color palette I used isn't strictly for Christmas layouts, though.  Here you can see how I incorporated some of the same colors in my Easter cards:

I used lots of things from my stash for these cards.  The patterned papers are all scraps from the Easter bags I made, and I've had those ribbon scraps for years.  The brads on the sides of the greetings aren't brads at all.  They're eyelet snaps (remember those?) that I embellished with Soufflé pens by Sakura.  The other elements are from Spellbinders' Nestabilities, which turn any paper scraps into fancy card elements.

I hope you'll try this month's Color Combo Challenge, keeping in mind that this color palette is a truly versatile combination of colors that can be used year-round for your scrapbook layouts, cards, and even home décor.


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