Tuesday 30 April 2013

Sweet Faces

Prior to joining The Memory Nest Design Team I had never participated in a Color Challenge. Why, I am not sure, because they are so much fun! I love seeing the color grouping for the challenge and then hunting for the right papers to work with. And then there is selecting the right photos: I usually have my photos in hand first and then choose my papers to match, but a color challenge forces me to work the other way around, and I love the opportunity to stretch my creativity. If you haven't participated in a Color Challenge yet, might I suggest you do so. So much fun, and such a great way to get creative!

Today I am sharing my latest Color Challenge Layout over at The Memory Nest. Here is the layout I made using the color grouping that Leslie provided:
When I saw the colors to be used for this challenge I immediately thought of the Abode collection by American Crafts. I bought this paper a few years ago and it has been waiting patiently in my stash to be used.

Since the patterned paper in this collection is so loud and busy, I used it in small quantities to make sure it did not overpower my photos. To help my photos 'pop' against the colorful background, I converted them to black and white. I also kept my embellishments to a minimum in order to keep the page clean and simple - a simple flower from Bazzill with a button in the center.

As I do most of the time, I cut my title out using my Silhouette (font: Ravie). Have I mentioned how much I love that thing?

Now for a few close up shots of my sweet girls:
Head on over to The Memory Nest today to see how other people were inspired to create using this color grouping. So fun!

The Memory Nest


  1. I love this! How creative! Such a cute little girl to top it off! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully you will want to follow me back! Happy weekend, Nicole!

    1. Hi Nicole. I am so glad you are here and hope you enjoy following along. I will definitely check out your blog.