October Color Inspiration Challenge | The Results

Thanks for stopping by today! It’s time for me to reveal the results of my October Weekend Challenge! This month I was really inspired by a color swatch I found at Design Seeds:

http://www.design-seeds.com/2011/08/color-twist.html

Looking through my stash I came across the new Nantucket collection from Pink Paislee and I had one of those moments, like the stars collided and it was meant to be. I’ve had it for a few weeks and was thrilled to have the chance to use it.

Challenge Results

Because I’ve just committed to staying in Tennessee a little longer and I know I’ll have to suffer through endure another winter here, I was feeling a little homesick for the beach in Florida.

For the basis of my layout, I used one of Shimelle’s sketches. I changed it up a bit, adding one photo instead of two and adding journaling strips at the bottom. But I did borrow one of her tips, which is to flick mist on the page instead of spraying it. I love what that one detail added to my page.

I love the shape of the chipboard tiles and there are a lot of great images in the ephemera pack. It was easy to select a few and cluster them at the corner of the photo. The other cluster in the upper right corner helps to create diagonal draw across the page, especially once I added the white mist.

Challenge Lessons Learned

  • It does help to scrapbook pictures that remind you of home when you are feeling homesick. Just looking at the waves crash to the shore in my photo helped me regain some of the calm I feel every time I walk along a Florida beach. I have a feeling I’ll be scrapbooking more beach photos come January….
  • I really like the effect of flicking the white mist on the page vs. spraying it. Sometimes a fine mist is needed, but in this case, I really like how the larger spots really show up.
  • I’m still in love with white on kraft. The combo makes me happy!
  • I found my title in the ephemera pack. No need to dig out the Thickers, Pink Paislee did the work it for me!
  • I need to pay more attention to the lines of pattern paper. I didn’t even notice that I attached the background photo block upside down until the layout was 90% complete. Oops. Shhh….it’ll be our secret!

Thanks for checking out my challenge results!

17 Comments

  1. I LOVE this layout!!!!! The colors are just awesome and i love the kraft background with it!

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  2. This is a gorgeous page! I love it! So warm!!!

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  3. Beautiful page! I would be homesick for the beach, too.

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  4. I love this-love what the mist added to the page, very nice!

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  5. LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Amazing layout Tammy!

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  6. Really pretty layout, Tammy!
    Such a pretty color combo!

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  7. I like the white blobs of misting also, perfect on the craft, and all the little bits & pieces.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the nantucket on the Kraft, and how you journaled on Kraft and still put it on Kraft paper πŸ™‚ I just want to keep looking at it!

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  9. Great results from this challenge! I also love the white on kraft look, and the Nantucket line was a perfect choice.

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  10. Lovely layout.
    As for dreading your winter in Tenneesee…..I’ll trade you my Canadian winter for yours, lol.

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  11. The papers are PERFECT for that color combo and I love the white mist on there!

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  12. Wow! What a great layout to showcase that gorgeous photograph! And I still don’t see how that paper is upside down, even after you pointed it out!

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  13. Wow, I LOVE how this turned out! Not only did your colors match the palette, I feel like the “easy” nature of the picture goes with the colors very nicely.

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  14. gorgeous Tammy!! that photo is beautiful and overall I love everything about this layout! Very creative πŸ™‚

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  15. Beautiful layout! I love the colors and the misting is beautiful.

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  16. This is super! I love all the clusters and that photo is fantastic! I’m with you on thinking of a happy place during the long winter months! πŸ™‚

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