Sunday, October 6, 2013

Just one color at Lasting memories

This weeks challenge at lasting memories is to use just one color.
I went with a range of browns.
  I'm not sure that brown really is a color so much as it is a neutral
(At least that's how I have it's categorized in my paper collection)
If I haven't mentioned it before I'm a left brained type of girl that likes structure and organization so all my paper is sorted by color and  put in categories such as warm, cool and neutral. 
I'm again combining my DT layout with the class/ challenge over at Big Picture.
For the left brain challenge we are to select products that are neutral or faded in color and embellishments that go with almost anything.
I used  sketch 252 from creative scrapper as my inspiration
I used the barn wood paper as my starting point and pulled the browns from it

close up of title cut with plantain schoolbook font on cricut.
I hand drew the outline on the letters to make them stand out a little more

most of my embellishments are made from coordinating paper and are just shapes that tend to go with anything, I did add a little sparkle with 3 small brown colored rhinestones.

For the right brain challenge
We were to take a color first approach to creating a page: by obtaining paint swatches (or in my case grabbing a palette from (design-seed) displayed in specific color combinations.  We were also to use the proportions shown and pull papers and embellishments to arrange as we mimic the color proportions.  We could use any combination that make us happy and not have to know what pictures we're going to scrap when we start pulling colors.

I like cool colors and have a closet full of varied blues and green.  So I decide that since it was sunny(1st time in almost a week of rain) and I got to mow the lawn , that I should go with those colors.

Here's the palette that I found
color ray
color ray posted on 3/6/13

I used a large section of yellow, but most of it is hidden by the green so the portions are closer to the inspiration photo on the color palette

Finally digging into the green plastics that I got a while back
love the transparent swirls nestled in the photos
and the circles below
two more layout down in my 50 layout stash busting challenge



  1. Both your LO's are awesome! Love the sketches you chose!

  2. Haven... you made brown look fun!! I love this a bunch!! You are giving me ideas. Funny... i have this sketch saved. Thinking when I will use. :) I loved your advice to Claire. I pretty much said the same thing. LOL!! We are such enablers.

    1. Get cracking on the sketch, I want to see what you do with it

  3. These are both awesome LO's Haven! Love the "Little Digger" one, what a doll! Great take on both the challenges too, wow! Personally, I love what you did with the browns, it's perfect!


  4. Great take on the sketches! You rocked both challenges!

  5. Haven I think your brown layout is my all time favorite layout that you have done. It is AMAZING! You really made the brown work in it!

  6. Love both LO! Great take on the sketches and the Challenges.

  7. Wow love both lo's!!! You are totally rockin the 50 lo challenge. You go girl