Hot summer days have it here where I live. We try to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, but sometimes that gets tricky with the heat. This month we will be working with a different palette than we normally would this time of year. I was inspired by the heat and post processing of a few photos I came across. The post processing looks like a vintage photo. So with that, our palette this month, is a vintage summer! Below are the photos that I found for our inspiration.(photo credit)
A few team members joined in on the challenge. I (KimR+) used a brown textured background paper, this was inspired by the sandy walk way. The various browns and yellows along with Katie’s new Scratchy Masks No 4 give my page a vintage feel with a modern twist. And one of my favorite items, Katie’s Lens Flares Colors, just had to make an appearance on my page with the fun sun flares and sun burst in the inspiration photos.Supplies used: Almost Spring: The Tags, Banner Strips No. 01, Clipped Journalers Layers No. 01, Coffee Stains Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Collage Stacks Layers No 2, Crowning Affair: Understated Element Pack, Filed Notebook 4×6 Journalers No. 01, Garden Trails Scrapbooking Collection, Hand Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 04, Inked Arrows Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Jason Solids Paper Pack, Layer Works No 965, Lens Flares: Colors No. 01, Long Strips: Alphabet No. 01, Pinned: Wood Veneers No. 01, Pocket Cards: Ledger Dates No. 01, Pocket Cards: Rainbow Dates No. 01, Roughed Up Pocket Cards: Striped No. 10, Scratchy Masks No 4, Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Stamped Blocks No. 11 Brushes and Stamps, Twisted Dots No. 01, Vintage Photo Frames No 47, Washi Tapes Bookshelf No. 02, Watery Foliage No 21, Watery Washes No. 04 Brushes and Stamps
Shannon (shannonroller) pulled out a sweet photo of her son. Like me, Shannon used the Lens Flares: Colors as well! I adore the placement of the whimsy bird over the brush. The dot paper Shannon used reminds me of the dandelion photo. Such great colors from the sun set in her cluster too!Supplies used: Collage Stack Layers No. 01, Cute Mini Kit No. 1, Vintage Photo Frames No. 46, Vintage Mini Mix Kit No. 06, Lens Flares: Colors No. 01, Readymade Layers: Darcy Gardens Borders, Hand Scripted Boys Brushes and Stamps No. 01
Audrey (adrianita) was also up for the challenge to play along with these fun vintage summer colors. Her choice of background paper is just perfect, not just for the colors, but also the pattern and feel of that paper that says so much on her page. I love how the photo of the ruins is in a way similar to the boardwalk of the last inspiration piece. Her page has me ready for a vacation to Mexico!Supplies used: Color Challenge Freebie 0718, Scratchy Masks No. 4, Collage Stack Layers No. 2, Archiblend Clusters and Layers No. 1, Page Fades Clipping Masks No. 01, DelMar Shores Solids Paper Pack, Textured Whites Paper Pack No. 01, Instamatic Frames No. 04, Arlesey Artsy Paint, Arlesey Scrapbooking Kit, Inked Arrows Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 04, Clock Parts No. 07, Grunge Overlays No. 04, Fresh Vintage: Clare Element Pack, Antiquarian Artistry No. 01 Element Pack
Patsy (ptabbert) was more inspired by the final photo with the blues and greens. Even the mountains have similar lines as the wooden boardwalk. Just look at how amazing her simple page is with the cluster and textured overlay. Supplies used: Scratchy Photo Masks No 4, Destination Memories Page Titles, Destination Memories Layered Template No. 10, Lens Flares: Colors No. 01
Are you feeling inspired by these different summer photos and pages by the creative team? I sure hope so! And I hope you take the chance to play along with this months color challenge. Katie has generously provided us with a freebie to get you jump started on this challenge even more! When you complete your page, post them in the Color Challenge Gallery for everyone to see! If your page qualifies for the rewards program, then don’t forget to link up your page in the July Participation thread for proper credit.