Have you heard of the online scrapbooking community known as the Color Room? Each week they post a palette of four colors. Participants create and post projects using that palette. It's a fun, welcoming community, and creating a project each week is a great way to use up items from your stash. And using what you already have (instead of buying new) is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint (every little bit helps!).
There are many ways to approach the Color Room challenges. Here is how I usually do it, but you can find a method that works for you. First, I gather any supplies I have that fit the color scheme for the week. Last week the Color Room palette called for dark red and three shades of brown. I pulled out all my scraps and embellies in those colors, and this is what my table looked like (below).
Resources: religious papers: Flair Designs, brown grid paper: BasicGrey, corrugated brown paper: Colorbok, cream paper with white heart: Fancy Pants Designs, white cardstock: Pulp, tan cardstock: Wausau Paper, brown alphabet stickers: Jillibean Soup, both sizes of red alphabet stickers: BasicGrey, chipboard flower: DCWV, thread: DMC, button: vintage.
Are you feeling ready to have a go at a Color Room challenge? Check out the web site at http://thecolorroom.ning.com. Each week a new palette is posted on Friday.