Friday, March 30, 2012

MDS Blog Hop - Color Challenge!

I have been so excited about this week's post - I love the color challenge that Rachel picked out for us!  Today we're working with Pear Pizazz, Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo and Whisper White.  I had no idea what picture I wanted to use, so I just started designing and figured I could choose a picture once the page started to take shape.  I found a sketch I really liked:

set to work.  This is one of those pages that just started to come together from the beginning and I had so much fun with it.  Every spare minute I had this week I was opening my laptop so that I could work on it some more.  I recently downloaded the Walk in the Park kit, which just happens to have a few of the colors in our challenge.  I mixed the colors a little, so you'll also see Pool Party and Lucky Limeade and a couple of the buttons I used from the Twitterpated kit are actually Riding Hood Red.  But...I think it works.  About half way through I did think of a great picture to use.  I'd planned to do it in black and white because I thought - really, how else is pink going to work on a boys page? However, once I had it on the page I was surprised at how well the colors worked together - and who says a boys page needs "boy colors?"  I'm here to show you that it can be done!

I also used the new Check It Out punches kit - it's AWESOME!  I have wanted some rounded corner punches forever and this kit is just too much fun.  To put the background of DSP and the photo together I used Heather Summer's technique for adding photos to punches - so there are four layers of punches there.  Check out Heather's video here.

I know there are a couple of people who weren't able to do the challenge this week, but I hope you enjoy the hop!  We really have so much fun putting this together for you each week!
4. Amber Meadows (you're here!)

1 comment:

Debbie said...

I LOVE this one!! Very nice!