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.
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!