Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dreamin' Big

I love color and it rather fascinates me how different colors look together.  When the 2017 Seasonal Expressions 1 was introduced, I immediately fell in love with the colors featured in the Dreamin' Big paper pack.  So when the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge announced this week's challenge was using some or all of the 10 colors, I was just in hog heaven!

Design Credit to Kelly Holifield, Paper Sketches

I accomplished my goal of using all 10 colors by using a couple of the patterned papers as well as stamping tone on tone on the Sorbet cardstock.  I trimmed a zip strip in half and used it as a bottom border.  The most fun was creating the circles.  I stamped the actual circle with a stamp from Wheel of Life (D1545-retired) and then stamped and trimmed the quilt like pieces from the Chantilly WOTG stamp set (C1553-retired).  Each one is a different color. To break up the white, I masked the circles and used slightly thinned black acrylic paint to speckle the background. The title was done on the Cricut and the embellishments are from the Black and White Dots.  I argued with myself about adding more dots, but decided to leave well enough alone.

I need to be honest...I fussed over this one and it took more time than I really should be spending on a single layout. However, I am pleased with the results and am glad I challenged myself to expand my creativity.

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  1. You should be proud of your results, and as time-consuming as it was...beautiful layout and great combinations of paper and piecing and masking. Thanks for sharing with Color Dare...would love to visit the windmills.

  2. Thanks. These were in the Netherlands, two of many. They are still functioning too. This stop was part of the riverboat cruise we did last summer...fantastic. Grab your honey and go!

    1. Wishful thinking. I will have to probably settle for the windmill on a pole down the street from us at the entrance of a community.

  3. Great the excitement of your post using all the colors. Thanks for joining us at the Color My Heart Color Dare. Hurry back :)

  4. Thank you! For sure, I will be back!

  5. Wonderful layout and great job on using all the colors! Thank you for joining us this past week on Color My Heart.

  6. Wonderful layout, Sue! I love how you used the circles from Wheel of Life stamp set to accent the page. Very clever! Thanks for playing along with us again at the Color Dare challenge blog.
    :) Marie


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