as seen in the Tools & Techniques issue of Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks magazine. copyright creative crafts group. posted with prior permission from the publisher.
i got to work with some fun new things from stampin up on this layout. the color coach is a new tool to help in the color selection process. "let this coach help you put together custom color schemes to express your unique creativity. whether you want a quick reference of all colors in a collection, a card for every color, or blank cards to record your own color combinations, this swatch book is for you!"
the color combo that i choose to work with was tempting turquoise, old olive, and pumpkin pie.
i wanted to use these photos of the girls that i took at the beginning of the year. they had pulled these outfits together on their own. the same exact thing, just in opposite colors. the dug out sunglasses, bracelets, a necklace, and even fun colored hair pieces. the biggest reaon that i love these photos so much, is because it shows how much fun they can have together when they want too. how well they can get along. and how happy they can be.
my lovely ink pads in the coordinating colors for the papers. and the 2 stamps that i choose to use. the woodgrain background stamp is from hero arts, and the polkadot flower petal is from stampin up. there are more flower petals in the set, but i just wanted to use the polkadot one.
i stamped the flower petal in all three colors, numerous times, onto white cardstock. then cut each one out, leaving a little white border around each. i adhered the first petal, and then just kept layering them around, overlapping the center points just a tad bit. you can barely see it, but i have a turquoise metal rim tag in the flower center. then adhered the polkadot flower, and the button with mini brads in the holes. i created the stem from a doodlebug paper frill, tieing some string around it for a little added interest.
i layered a printed transparency sheet on top of the green cardstock. the transparency has small green leaves going all across it, and added a nice suble touch to the cardstock.
i used the woodgrain background stamp on the orange and turquoise cardstock strips. using the same color ink, gives a nice tone-on-tone look to it. very subtle. then i added some fun ribbons. the orange gingham ribbon is one of my absolute favorites from making memories. the black velvet rick rack, and the turquoise lace trim are both from rusty pickle (no longer in business. sorry).
my generous friends at stampin up, have given me these 2 sets of stamps to give away to two of my lucky blog readers (one for each winner). i have the "vintage voque" set, and the "tiny tags" set. both are clear mount, rubber stamps. if you'd like to have a chance for these, just leave me a comment and i'll randomly draw a winner on friday morning :)