For even more 10th Anniversary fun, we've rounded up ten of our favorite past blog challenges. We've asked our current Creative Team to share their take on these fun challenges, and we hope you'll play along too!
In this challenge from NSD 2015, we asked you to go bold on your next project. Brooke Takara and Gillian Nelson shared their interpretations on that challenge.
And here's Creative Team member Carson's take on this past challenge:
I’m so happy to be here in celebration of ten awesome years of Studio Calico goodness! I would never have become the avid crafter I am without the products and community that Studio Calico has offered over the past decade, and I would certainly have never met so many wonderfully supportive and talented friends that push me to create and express myself every day through this medium of pretty paper. I’m here today to return the favor and push you to “GO BOLD” for your next project. It doesn’t matter whether you’re making a layout, a documenter spread, or a card, push yourself to go beyond your comfort zone with color, contrast, and technique!
I created a colorful card with a 70's vibe for this challenge using the brand new Doodle Stamp Set by Jasmine Jones. This set has a really fun junior high meets Brady Bunch vibe and is perfect for using on a bold and colorful card.
When I think of going bold, I immediately think large font and strong contrast. I achieved both of these by stamping the “happy” sentiment in a jet black waterproof ink. To keep the contrast going I stamped the flower pattern builder stamp in the same black ink across the page, leaving some breathing room around the sentiment.
From there it was all about pumping up the color to create a striking and vibrant background. I blended some Color Theory "Clear Blue" ink across the card, being careful to keep the sentiment highly contrasted and surrounded by white. I then used my Zig watercolor pens to color in the individual blooms. Next, I layered a black diagonal sentiment strip across the front of the card with an embossed yellow “You’re My Person.” Even then the card needed more contrast, so I added the black and white twine bow to offset all the crazy color behind it.
I give you permission to cut loose and go a little crazy with this project, friends. Start with some strong contrast, layer in a whole bunch of color, and don’t stop until your project is literally jumping off the page. I can’t wait to see what you create!
Let's see how you go bold for a chance to win a $10 GC to the Studio Calico shop! When you complete this challenge, upload it to the member gallery and leave a link to your project in the comments below. See all of our 10th Anniversary challenges here.