Template Challenge: Playing with Color

It’s no secret that I adore color. If a little is good, a lot is absolutely wonderful. The use of color was what struck me when I looked at the pages designed by the Creative Team with Maplebrook Studios’ Layered Memories No. 147. Whether you create a journal-filled page as Trace did or use a single photo as Nath and I did, there’s lots of room to play with color in this versatile template.

LT313281XTrace (tracermajig) is one of our newest Creative Team members and reigns as queen of the no-picture page. She journals about her pregnancy on this page that explodes with the glorious colors in the new Pica Rue Kit. I also love her attention to detail in the visual triangle of white flowers, the stroke of the n in no through the o in worries in her title, and the multiple mats under her journaling.

noworries1Credits: Layered Memories No. 147, Pica Rue Kit, Jelly Alphabet No. 32, Pregnancy Hand Drawn Brushes, Clean Stitched Borders: White No. 01, Dotted and Dashed Brushes and Stamps, Staple Its: Clusters, Wire Rimmed Charms No. 01, Essential Words Hand Drawn Value Pack No. 01

Nath’s (Nath) signature style shines on her lovely page picturing one of her daughters. I love the photo treatment and the muted pinks and greens against the neutral background. Nath’s brushwork is always superb, and she cleverly moved the elements of the template to touch one another, creating the effect of a single unit beneath her photo.

lovely82Credits: Layered Memories No. 147, Sun Porch Kit, Sun Porch Clusters, Metal Rimmed Tags No. 01, Striping Masks Brushes and Masks No. 02, Carte Post Element Pack, Dictionary Blendables: Everyday No. 01, So Totally Happy Brushes and Stamps, Photo Love Outline Brushes and Stamps, Memory Circles Brushes and Stamps

I was on a bit of a blue and green kick when I made my page. My daughter-in-law suggested the selective coloring of the sunglasses, and those colors dictated the color scheme and star embellishments that I used. I’ve always liked that paper by Art Warehouse, and it almost seemed as if it had been designed with my photo in mind.

happytimesCredits: Layered Memories No. 147, Elisha: Rainbow Paper Pack, Candles and Cake MegaPack, Classic Cardstock: Into the Night, Classic Cardstock: Cleansing, Ledger Button Words No. 01, Cut Ups: Gratitude, Cut Ups: Soccer, Cut Ups: Stay-cation, Bead Scatterings No. 01, Dotted and Dashed Brushes and Stamps, Sentiment 4×6 Boxes Brushes and Stamps, Fasten Its! No. 03, Staple Its: Clusters, Little Enamel Stars, How’d They Do That? No. 18: Weaving Words

I know you’ll have fun using this cool template, and I can’t wait to see what colors appear on your page. The template is on sale today for 30% off, so it’s a great deal. Post your completed page in the Template Challenge Gallery.

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