Welcome to the April Colour Suite. I was in the mood for some bright and bold colours when I put together this month’s Colour Suite. Kelly green and neon yellow is where this month’s colour suite began. I then balanced out these brights with a wonderful navy, neutral grey and a pop of unexpected pink. The end result is simply makes me smile.
If you have followed the Colour Suite for any length of time I often call it a road map to creativity because you never know where it might take you. When I started my journey this month I envisioned pink and navy with lots of feminine touches.
Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Papers Bella Blvd/American Crafts/My Minds Eye/Heidi Swapp, Webster’s Pages Washi tape, My Minds Eye Enamel Dots/Brads, Stamps Technique Tuesday, Ink VersaFine Black, Wood Embellishment Studio Calico, Star Brads Making Memories, Queen & Co yellow embellishments, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, My Minds Eye Label Sticker, Stick Pins, Dymo Label Maker, Silhouette Cutting System and various fonts downloaded from the internet
The layout I created took a whole different route. Rather than embracing the feminine side of this suite I was totally inspired by the bright Kelly green and decided to scrapbook some older baseball photos. I don’t think it hurt that I happened to have a couple brand new pieces of patterned paper the perfect shade of green. I only used little bits of pink and navy on my layout but the look and feel of this month’s Color Suite is still there.
This month I also invited friend and fellow Scrapbook & Cards Today designer Emily Pitts to play along with us. Emily confessed to me that she found color challenges challenging, but it invigorating to try something outside her comfort zone. Emily told me, “This palette was so fresh and springy, plus I got to make a doily from a vintage book page because the yellow was just the right yellow! I love it when things like that happen!”
Supplies: Cardstock by Bazzill; Patterned Papers by Jillibean Soup, Elle's Studio and Echo Park Paper; Die cut by Jillibean Soup; Paper Twine, Chipboard, Mist by Maya Road; embossing powder by American Crafts; Ink by Tsukeniko; adhesive; vintage book page; font is Allura.
I love how Emily approached our colours this month as her colour choices were almost opposite of mine. This goes to show you how using different amounts of each Colour doesn’t change the Suite but makes it unique.
Thanks for joining Emily and myself on our colour journey! I hope we have inspired you to go bold and bright. Happy Crafting!
To see all of Summer's Colour Suite challenges, including this one, be sure to check out our website HERE!