July 2011 Color Combo Challenge

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Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Georgina Hefferman


Red, white and blue - there is something magical about this color combination and it certainly gets me feeling all patriotic! Heck, it's July and whilst it is probably a bit predictable, let us embrace the cliché and challenge ourselves this month to create some inspirational layouts and cards with a red, white and blue patriotic color scheme.

There are so many ways in which you can use this color combination; here are a few of my examples:

"Friends are Worth the Trouble" - I created this layout following a Royal Wedding Party I held. This color scheme is perfect for flags and bunting.  Being English, this is my patriotic version of a layout.  I've used flag paper from Sandylion; alphas from Doodlebug and Sassafrass Lass as well as some journaling paper from Making Memories and some Bazzil Just the Edge strips.

Talking of bunting, I have given this layout a cottage-type feel by using a floral blue patterned paper and embellishing with lace and crepe paper. This layout is all about my jam-making activities last year.

 I used the primary colors to create a child's birthday card - the bright colors work really well together and make the card fun to look at. I used BasicGrey and Doodlebug Papers, along with a stamped image from Magnolia. I colored this with my Copic Markers.

If you are still stuck for inspiration, why not check out some of these red, white and blue layouts in the gallery:

And how about some 4th July quotes to match your red white and blue layouts this month?

Or some ideas for 4th July titles for those pages?

Paint the town with red, white and blue in the month of July and be sure to upload and share your layouts and cards with us in the gallery.


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