Well you know how much I love sketch challenges, but today I decided to s-t-r-e-t-c-h my gray matter a little and try something different. What did I try? I found a new site (through my newest obsession Twitter) called THE PLAY DATE CAFE, and they post a new color challenge every Thursday. When I saw this week's colors, I couldn't resist and had to play along - see...
Bubblegum, Tangerine, and Pear - who could resist??? Not me! So I pulled out my (ever-growing stash) of my AMERICAN CRAFT papers (along with one teeny tiny piece of Jillibean Soup because it was just the right pear-ish color), and I spent the next few hours happily cutting, gluing, and inking.
I did add some darker shades of green and orange as accents, which I think is okay as far as the challenge because the bubblegum, tangerine, and pear colors still retain the focus. And - even if I failed the challenge - I LOVE my layout!
I had waaaaay too much fun playing with the different layers I created on this layout. I inked my pages with similar colors of ink, but then I sewed (and doodled) on them using contrasting colors of thread. That's right, I partied hard with my sewing machine and things got a little out of control - oh yeah. Here are a few close-ups.
I took a "chicken wire" mask and quickly (and messily) inked over it in several colors. I like the way it connected the main grouping of papers to the small cluster of flowers at the top of the page.
Another small cluster by my title just to add balance and, of course, dooding on everything that wasn't already stitched.
That's it for me tonight - I've got a hot date with Pinterest before beddy-bye time. Hope you liked my layout and hope it has inspired you to try a color challenge yourself.
Unti next time, happy scrapping!