Friday, October 10, 2014

10 on the 10th--Favorite Color Combo

What have we here?  Lots and lots of hearts!  I "heart" the color combo that I used this month for my Ten on the Tenth projects, and I can't wait to show you what I made!  Let's get started. 

10 supplies: items 1 & 2 (cardstock)--brown & turquoise from Bazzill; items 3 & 4 (patterned paper)--damask & polka dot scraps from October Afternoon; items 5 & 6 (embellishments)--die cut letters from October Afternoon & chipboard chevrons from Scrapmatts; items 7 & 8 (throwaway items)--torn doily & charm from broken necklace; items 9 & 10 (nonconsumables)--border punch from E. K. Success & stamp set from My Mind's Eye.

What is "Ten on the Tenth" all about?  On a monthly basis I pull ten items from my stash and form a kit.  Then I challenge myself to use the kit to create three projects--a card, a scrapbook page, and a use-up-the-scraps project.  Each month I choose a different theme or color scheme for the kit.  This time I chose a turquoise/gold/brown scheme, and you can see my kit pictured above.  I've enjoyed creating with this color scheme in the past (for example, here and here), so I thought it would be fun to really focus in on these colors for a month.

First up I want to show you the card that I made.  When I send out the baby onesies that I dyed over the summer, this card can accompany the gift.

I liked the design that I used last month for my Color Room card, so I used the same design for the baby card.  While the two cards differ in style, the design is the same.  Why reinvent the wheel?  Sticking with a familiar design speeds up the creative process.

I'm also sticking with my theory that a combination of hard textures (like enamel dots) and soft textures (like paper frills and a puffy sticker) helps create a successful design.  I have an analytical mind, and I like to try to figure out the nuts and bolts of how something like design works.

~previously blogged here~

Regular readers of my blog have already seen the scrapbook page that I created with my kit.  If you missed it, here it is again.  As with the card, I focused on using contrasting textures when I created this layout.

Now we're back to where we started with this post: a heart-filled photo.  After creating a card and scrapbook page with this kit, I had only a few, oddly shaped scraps left.  I grabbed a sheet of peach cardstock and stuck the larger scraps to it, to form the foundation of a scrapbook page.  To use up the smaller scraps, I punched hearts in them and used them as stencils.  (That ledger print is the flipside of the damask paper.) 

The cardstock that I decorated with these scraps and stencils became a layout for my newest Child's Play Challenges design team sample.  That layout will go live, both here and on the CPC blog, on October 15.  In the meantime, I've left you with just a little sneak peek image.  I hope you'll be able to come back on the 15th for reveal day.  In any case, thanks for stopping by my blog today, to see my card, my layout, and my use-up-the-scraps process for this month's Ten on the Tenth kit.  Happy scrapping!


Denise van Deventer said...

Super cards and layout Denise! It's definitely so awesome when one can use scraps etc...nothing goes to waste! I have been pretty good lately with buying new goodies...I have only bought very little bits and being quite good at using from my stash! I always think of you, when I am using all my stashy bits! ;-)

Carol L said...

I love seeing what you come up with each time you dig into your stash! The baby card is adorable and I love the scrappy edges on the top of your layout too!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always love your 10 on the 10th posts, but I'm a bit late getting here this time. In fact, I stopped by earlier, but my computer froze up. I was most impressed with your baby card because I like how you reused the design. Makes sense to me.

You commented about my background the other day. Yes, I just spread copper paint with a plastic card onto the background. Nothing special, because I was surprised you thought it looked like wood grain on your monitor.

Carol L said...

Congratulations! You won some Unity stamps by commenting on my Winter Joy card! Woot!! Check the details here:

Denise Price said...

^ Thanks! this is a big surprise, since I didn't realize I was entering a contest. I was just commenting, like normal. I've never owned any Unity stamps, so this is exciting.

Dani Cristina said...

Loving the work here!
Fabulous cards.