We're challenging you to get creative with Project Life®! Tracy challenges you to get out of your color comfort zone, and Allison suggests finding new ways to split up your photos in a spread!
Tracy Armstrong: Hey everyone! I hope you are having a great (Inter)National Scrapbooking Day so far! I am loving these challenges, they’re really inspiring me to try new things! For this next challenge, I want to see how you guys use colors that you don’t normally create with – I’m looking your way non-pink lovers ;)
It’s pretty obvious that I love pink, I use it in almost all of my scrapbooking layouts AND my Project Life spreads. I’m the same way outside of scrapbooking too, you should see my desk at work and my nails are almost always painted some shade of pink. Because I mainly use pink, I have a lot of leftover greens, yellows and blues. To be completely honest, I find it very hard to use them, which is why I don’t. After I printed out my photos I looked to see what color (that wasn't pink) would compliment them. So, I dug out some of my past Studio Calico kits and pulled out different shades of blue to use. All of the cards and embellishments I used were blue (except one black and gold label because I just couldn't help it). So it’s time to bust out those leftover kits and use the colors that you find challenging! I can’t wait to see what you all create! And remember – have fun with it!
Supplies: Studio Calico Project Life Kits: Far Far Away, Cirque, Odyssey, Lisse Street; Other supplies: solid glue runner; 9x12 page protector 4B; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; American Crafts mini coloured staples refill; Heidi Swapp date stamp.
Allison Waken: I often attach two 3"x4" cards together to make a 4"x6" card but you can split up photos in other ways too! A large photo to spread across the entire page, diagonally like I did here, or even one long photo split vertically. Whatever you choose it's such a fun way to mix up a Project Life spread just a bit and add some interest. You could split up a large patterned paper for a background to some memorabilia as well - there are so many options with this challenge!
We can't wait to see your take on this challenge! To be entered to win a prize from the Calico Closet, please post your project in the Studio Calico Gallery by May 10th and add the tag #NSDSC7 in the description. Challenges may be combined - just add both tags in your description. Winners will be posted on Monday, May 11th.