Happy Monday friends! First, all of us at SCT would love to say "thank you" for all your birthday wishes! Your kind comments about our Spring issue were so wonderful to read while we ate way too much birthday cake...lol. If you have not yet seen our newest issue you can download it here.
This week we have another one of our favourite designers on the blog. We have known Sarah Hodgkinson since the beginning of the magazine and absolutely love her designs. You are in for a treat today, so grab a coffee or tea and let's go!
"I was so excited to be asked to come up with a challenge for you all this morning. With the new spring issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today having just come out on Friday (and already dog earred at my house) I wanted to include some of Becky Fleck’s delicious new sketches into my challenge. I also wanted to introduce you to a wonderful resource that I discovered when I started to design for Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock. Colour Lovers is a website where you can wander around for hours searching for colour inspiration. The endless colour combinations this website provides are a great way to put your cardstock, patterned papers and other supplies all together into one project. So, here’s my challenge:
Step One: Pick one of the sketches below that Becky Fleck has provided in the spring 2010 issue. Be sure to print it off so you can jot notes onto the page of which products you will be using. This is a great little trick, especially if you are planning on scrapping away from your home. You can make sure that you have everything with you before you leave...and you won’t need to bring “everything but the kitchen sink” in order to get it done. Been there, done that.
Step Two: Head on over to Colour Lovers and search through the colour palettes until you find one that appeals to you. If you know which pictures you will be working with (i.e., birthday party, Easter, Hallowe’en, Christmas, etc.) you can enter that occasion into the “Keyword” area of the palette search.
For example, I entered “Easter” (because it’s coming up quickly and it’s on my mind) into the “Keyword” section. Many options came up but I found this one most appealing:
Have fun creating with Becky Fleck’s sketches and Colour Lovers. If you would like to share what you come up with you can link up images to this blog entry or drop by my personal blog and give me a link to check out (and there just might be a special little giveaway too!). You can find me at Only in Hollywoodstock!
Didn't I tell you we were all in for a treat today! Be sure to join us tomorrow for an Easter project from Aly Dosdall and then another great tutorial from Sarah on Wednesday. Yes, it is going to be another great week on the SCT blog - I can feel it now!!!