I LOVE fruit! My all time favorite fruit is a mango, and not just any mango, an Ataulfo mango! This is the time of year when they are in season, well, they are imported to Utah this time of year! I buy them every week when I go to the store. We can’t get enough of them. It’s really a sad day when Costco no longer carries them until the next spring. Since these yummy fruits are on my counter right now, they became my inspiration for this months color challenge. (photo credit)(photo credit)(photo credit)
These inspiration pieces brought up some fun conversations with the Creative Team. There are so many fun uses of mangos. Different mango flavored items. Frozen mangos. Pre cut mangos (what?). Even though these babies have the dreaded pit in the middle, it won’t stop me from devouring one. Even my kids will gladly eat all the extra fruit off of the pit…then we have a good laugh with their messy mango faces! The taste is worth the mess! A few CT members joined me in creating pages from these mango inspired photos.
I (KimR+) love mangos so much, I just had to create a page with the fruit included! Mango parfait, Mango stir-fry…and it’s actually on the menu again tonight, and my new favorite flavored drink I can buy at the store. Ataulfo mangos have different shades of yellow and orange as they ripen, so it was fun to use the various colors around my page. They are a spring fruit, so I added a few flowers to my page to help showcase the season we eat these little babies.Supplies used: Artsy Spots Brushes, Stamps No. 05, Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 03, Assorted Patterned Tapes: Fall No. 01, Bead Scatterings No. 01, Bridle Creek Element Pack, Brilliant Love: Roughed Up Pocket Cards, Corrugated Brushes and Stamps MegaPak, Creswell Element Pack, Fine Line Twists No. 01, Floriculture Mini Kit, Hey Missy Complete Scrapbooking Collection, Juiced Mini Kit, Lens Flares: Colors No. 01, Let’s Be Silly Brushes and Stamps, Little Bits Alphabet, Little Enamel Charms: Hearts No 01, Little Nutcracker Element Pack, Mango Skies Mini Kit, Modern Vintage Simplicity Paper Pack No. 01, Modern Vintage Simplicity Paper Strips No. 01, Notebook Journalers No. 02, Photo Clusters No. 31, Photo Corner Collection No. 03, Scripted Story 3×4 Prompts Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Vintage Charm Chip Stickers, Just Linens Paper Pack No. 18, Readymade Layers: Botanical Clusters No. 01, Readymade Layers: Spring Borders No. 01
Jana (jana) created a beautiful spring page with these colors. Just look at that stunning blend of her photo. The watery splashes remind me of the water on the mangos of the first photo. A fun touch of inspiration brought to her page not only by the color, but of detail in the inspiration piece.Supplies used: Catana Element Pack, Metsa Element Pack, Lightly Letter Box Paper Pack No. 04, Colorful Paint Layers No. 02, Defining Paint Blend Layers No. 02, Watery Typecast Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 05, Photo Clusters No. 54, Hello Autumn Element Pack, email inspiration (hello spring 3.24.12), Patterning Palettes Element Pack No. 01, Spring Walk Element Pack, Bliss Element Pack, Spill Frame Layers No. 19
Sarah (sterkeurs) put together a fun page with circles. Do the circles remind you of the lime segments in the inspiration photos? Such a cleaver page! Look at the fun cluster she created around the sweet photo.
Supplies used: Studio DD LayerWorks No.933, Vintage Photo Frames No. 45, Bead Scatterings No. 04, Dream Big Brushes and Stamps No. 01, KPertiet_Inspiration022418-3, Littlest Ballerina Kit, Mango Skies Mini Kit, Monthly Memories No. 05 Bundle, Stitched Circles Clean and Messy: White No. 1 Value Pack, Patterning Palettes No. 03 Scrapbooking Collection, Layer Works No. 926, Readymade Circles: Life No. 01, Readymade Layers: Tropical Borders No. 01, Studio DD LayerWorks No.938, Little Enamel Charms: Hearts No.1
Deborah (Deborah Wagner) was also up to the challenge with these mango inspired photos! I love the play with colors she used in her title! The sweet simple layers really shine! Supplies used: Life Lines Paper Pack, Krafty Tonals Paper Pack No. 06, Watery Botanical Pencil Lines No. 02, Watery Botanical Pencil Lines No. 02, Great Escape Brushes and Stamps, Modern Vintage Simplicity Paper Strips No. 01, Color Study Flair: Orange No. 01, Happy Life Layered Template, Glammed Up Sentiments No. 01, Documenting Life Notebook Art Journal Layered Template No. 29
Do you love mangos? Even if you don’t, I hope you are inspired 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 May Participation thread for proper credit.