Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Mix It Up!

It's been too long since I'ved posted here. {insert ashamed face here}.

With 2011, I've taken on some different designing opportunities so posts will once again be a regular thing for me again :) Not only will I be posting scrapbook related posts, but I've also taken a huge interest in cooking over the last year so I hope to share recipes and photos here as well! And if you ever have a good recipe to share, please do so!

So now on to explaining what "Mix It up!" means...

Mix It Up! Combines 2 paper collections on 1 project. Embellishments are easy but mixing and matching papers is a little tougher.

It can be hard, I admit, to mix two different paper lines together. I always feel safe staying within the confines of one line, knowing that they will coordinate perfectly. But when you play around it is interesting to see what papers from different lines actually do compliment one another.

I love this idea mainly because I need to be challenged myself!

So with this assignment in mind, I automatically thought “Sweetness + Parisian Anthology.” The soft blues in Parisian Anthology bring out the blues in Sweetness. Not only that, but since I have the ability to change the colors in Parisian Anthology (with some inking), I can make a host of colors that would blend perfectly with Sweetness.

I first chose the colors I wanted to pull from Sweetness. I chose the yellow, pink, and green. I then randomly inked the paper “Beautiful Butterfly” and softened all the lines of the colors together. The inks I used were Tim Holtz distress inks in Tattered Rose, Shabby Shutters, and Scattered Straw. To go one step further in pulling out colors, I chose to mist the papers from both lines to draw them in and make it a cohesive flow. I used Tattered Angels mist in Coffee Shop to achieve this look.

I also combined embellishments from the Sweetness line and the Parisian Anthology line once I saw how well they went together.

If you are looking to be challenged, try mixing and matching some different lines together and see what you come up with. You might be pleasantly surprised.

Happy Creating!

1 comment:

hilde janbroers said...

love your layout!

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