Thursday, March 15, 2012

A soft-coloured layout to share today... :)

Hello! Chantal here with you today! You may of noticed that I tend to lean towards the brighter, more bolder colours in my scrapbooking... I simply can't help it! Or so I thought! :)

Well this week I was forced out of my comfort zone at The Color Room. Because I'm a Revolving Door Artist with them this month - there was NO ESCAPE! lol! So I found this week's very soft and subtle colour palette a big challenge.

In hindsight, I'm so glad I had to do this challenge because I'm really pleased with the result! In fact, I am looking forward to using these kinds of colours again, actually! :)

Here's my layout, "Baby, Baby, Baby"...

I have also used TCR sketch for my layout (I rotated it).

I had so much fun cutting and layering coloured transparencies here. I've also done some painting, stamping, inking, machine stitching, fussy cutting and punching amongst other things too...

The fabric bird button is by Purple Pumpkin (I white-washed his wing to match the palette)...

I found this to be a really easy technique (that I've only done once before). If, by any chance, you have a fabric button that is super great for your page, but perhaps with a colour or two which my not suit the overall colour scheme, you can just white-wash it with paint and water! And it will match! Or, you can just paint one or two details using a small artist's paint brush (like I did here).

That way, no matter what, there is no excuse not to use a Purple Pumpkin button from your stash!

This soft bird button was the perfect finishing detail for my layout!

Have anyone else stepped out of their comfort zone in a scrappy way, lately?

Thanks for looking and until next time,

Happy Scrapping!!! :)


Sarah said...

Hi Chantal - yes, I had trouble with the softer colours this week too :) Love your page soooo much though.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Thanks Sarah! I love your page this week though! I usually do "brighten them up a bit" but I thought seeing as it's in the "rules" to not do that when on the DT I'd thought... perhaps not! LOL!

Tracey Taylor said...

this is really beautiful!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Thanks Tracey! :)