Call me crazy, but I love rain! The smell of rain is so refreshing. Maybe it’s because I grew up in states that receive a lot of rain and now I live in the desert. There’s a saying, “April showers, bring May flowers.” Since it’s April, let’s focus on those rain showers for our color challenge this month! Here are a few inspiration pieces!(photo credit)(photo credit)(photo credit)
A few creative team members were up to the task of creating more inspiration pieces for the color challenge! I (KimR+) thought of starry nights while camping far away from the valley. The inspiration pieces are mainly soft grey with just a little touch of dark and black, so I tried to stay soft. A few dark touches with the dark night were inevitable! Supplies used: Baker’s Twine: Sea, Bits of Nature No. 01, Brilliant Life Element Pack, Cambrianna Element Pack, Cedar Crest Scrapbooking Bundle, Clean Stitched: White No. 01, Clipped Stacks No. 13, Coin Holder Photo Frames No. 01, Clustering Bookshelf Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 29, Daisetta Scrapbooking Collection, Dictionary Blendables: Traveler No. 01, Doodledo Circles Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Fine Line Scribbles Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 04, Inked Arrows Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Pencil Line Leaves Brushes and Stamps No. 05, Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Stacked Vintage Photo Frames No. 06, Stitched Circles Clean and Messy: White No. 1 Value Pack, Whale Stories Solids Paper Pack, Wildwoods Element Pack, Readymade Edgers: Neutral No. 01
Deborah (Deborah Wagner) created a sweet monochromatic page about her pups. Notice how the soft textured background paper is similar to the soft sweater in the inspiration piece. The various textures in her border are the perfect addition to the soft paper and large photo.Supplies used: Beloved Element Pack, Dog Park Element Pack, Blendable Layers No. 86, Black, White and Pink Kit, Black, White and Lime Kit, Almost There Solids Paper Pack, My Darlings Layered Template No. 01, Watery Photo Masks No. 06, Readymade Borders: Love No. 06, Hand Scripted Pawsome Brushes and Stamps No. 01
Sherry (digi371) created a fun monochromatic page following the inspiration pieces. Notice how she pulled out the subtle pattern from the scarf and the stitching reminds me of the large knit blankets.
Supplies used: Fresh Vintage: Asha Paper Pack, Big Painted Patterns Brushes and Stamps No. 07, Grunge Texture Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Blendable Layers No. 86, Fresh Vintage Stacks No. 01, Labelled Journalers No. 07: Neutrals, Framed Spill Layers No. 01, Clean Stitched Rectangles: White No. 01, Tightly Kerned Titles Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Darling Baby Gray Patterned Paper Pack, Artsy Bookshelf Layers No. 01, Little Pilgrims Mini Kit
Sharon (Shannamay) was also up to the task of creating a page, and a stellar page she did! The various text elements from the paper and stitched circles along with the pencil look to be inspired from the laptop and notebook on the bed of the inspiration piece. Maybe the woman is holding up her work bag as well! The soft patterns Sharon used are the perfect touches to her page.Supplies used: Framed with Tape No. 02, Deer Lodge Scrapbooking Mini Kit, Daisetta Solids Paper Pack, Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 07, Photo Wraps No. 19, Notebook Journalers No. 02, Naturalist Curator Paper Pack, Negative Sleeves No. 04 Plastic Pockets
In Stitches: Circles No. 01, Hinge Pack, Berks Lane Element Pack, School Mates Element Pack, Lesson Book Element Pack, Typed and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 07
Are there grey skies in your area today? Hopefully the skies are actually full of sunshine to warm your soul. And let the grey cover your computer screen as you join me and the creative team 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 April Participation thread for proper credit.