Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy Being Me

This month on the Crate Paper blog, they've had their color challenge up again. This time the colors were champagne peach, emerald green, and charcoal. The fun thing about this challenge is that the color combination is one I wouldn't have come up with on my own. So I dug into my Crate Paper stash and came out with the colors I needed. I used an assortment of different lines including Peppermint (the white background), Portrait (the charcoal colors), Random (the emerald green), and Emma's Shoppe (all the pink colors). The photos are from a trip to Brown County with my friend and I hadn't yet used them on a page, so this seemed like a great opportunity.

I love these Polaroid punch outs from the Portrait line. I wanted them to be the focus of the page. The labels at the bottom also gave me some room for journaling.

I had a hard time getting this page to look how I pictured it in my head. I knew I wanted the strips of paper, but the colors and layers weren't as dynamic as I planned. So I started adding embellishments and it started coming together. I love this chipboard flower from the line, Emma's Shoppe. A few brads also made it on the page too. Can't make a page without buttons and brads.

Here's a close up of the title. It started as "being me", but I wanted it a little longer so I added the "happy" alphabet stickers. I also really liked how it brought in more color. This was the first time I had stitched through chipboard. Wasn't sure how well it would do, but I went slow and now I don't have to worry about the letters falling off. Plus, I just love the look of the stitching.