Thursday, January 14, 2010
Pinks and Oranges and Guys
So, I HAD to post this layout, because I finished it tonight and I am totally loving it! Yep, another layout done for my Design Your Life online class, with sketch and color palette provided by Cathy Zielske. When we got this assignment, which was to compare and contrast two people in our lives, I knew immediately I wanted to focus on my sons. But the "real world color" combination Cathy had chosen for us was pink, orange, and brown! While I like those colors a lot, they didn't seem to lend themselves to "guy" photos. Since pink and orange are analogous colors on the color wheel (they are basically next to each other), Brandon asked me if I couldn't just choose two other analogous colors, since that was, after all, the point of the exercise.
Well, sure, I could have done that. But, I've never been one to shy away from a scrapbooking challenge, so remembering that I had some crazy bright (and really old) Doodlebug papers hidden somewhere in my paper stash, I decided to go ahead and use Cathy's chosen color palette, and try to make it work with my theme. This layout is the result, and I couldn't be more pleased with it. Oh, by the way, these pages are 8x8, so our physical space was limited, too.
I love how the big Doodlebug cardstock letter stickers work with the patterned paper and the grid design of the layout, and once again, I've managed to put a few FLOWERS onto a layout about my boys! Now, would I make a page like this for the boys' books? Maybe not. But it's a really fun layout to have in my own collection.
Yeah, I'm loving this class. So far, I am CAUGHT UP! I was convinced I'd be behind by now, but since Cathy provides us with sketches for each layout we do to practice the design principles we're learning, actually putting the layouts together goes more quickly than when I'm making all of the decisions on my own. Well, my plan tonight was to post a recipe and "in process" photos for these great beef enchiladas that I make, but I guess that's going to have to wait a day or two longer!